MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. Teresa Arpaia of Mount Vernon died Sept. 27. She was 77.
Arpaia was born March 3, 1935, in Naples, Italy, to Saverio and Pasqualina Galeotalanza. She was married to Giovanni Arpaia, who survives her. She worked for Reliable Sprinkler Co. in Mount Vernon for more than 20 years.
The "rock" of the family, she enjoyed living life despite many obstacles, her family said.
Arpaia is survived by four daughters, Guiseppina (Antonio) D'Onofrio, Patty (Frank) Baglione, Maria Paglietta and Emilia (Ettore) Pennisi; a son, Nicola (Liz) Arpaia; 12 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
A funeral Mass was celebrated Monday at St. Ursula's Church in Mount Vernon. Yannantuono Funeral Home handled arrangements.
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