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James C. Arena

Visitation Date: Thursday, August 27, 2020
Visitation Time: 3:00-9:00 p.m.
Funeral Date: Thursday, August 27th, 2020
Funeral Time: 7:30 pm
Place of Funeral: Chapel Service at Salerno's Rosedale Chapels
Funeral Notes: During visiting hours, it is still recommended to follow the current State of Illinois Guidelines, and guests should continue to wear masks and practice social distancing.
Interment: Private Interment

James C. Arena
Beloved husband of Mary, nee Palmieri; Devoted father of Chris and Jamie (Steve) Lovings; Loving son of the late Joseph and Madelyn; Dear brother of Alan Arena and JoAnn (Dan) Murphy; Dear son-in-law of Philomena and the late Leo Palmieri; Fond brother-in-law of Vincent, Rose and Dr. John (Michelle) Palmieri; Dear uncle of Monica Boogaard, Danny Murphy, Michael Palmieri, Jimmy Murphy, Matthew, Danielle and Nicole Palmieri; Great Uncle of Gerrit, Madelyn and William. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in memory of James Arena to the University of Chicago Medicine. Checks may be made payable to the “University of Chicago Medicine” and sent to the following address: University of Chicago Gift Administration and Business Data, James Arena Memorial, 5235 S. Harper Court, 4th Floor, Chicago, Il 60615. Or, you can donate online at: giving.uchicago.edu/james-arena or American Cancer Society Mesothelioma at donate3.cancer.org

Funeral Home

Salerno's Rosedale Chapels

Phone: (630) 889-1700
Address: 450 W. Lake Street Roselle IL, 60172

Church Details

Chapel Service at Salerno's Rosedale Chapels

Phone: (630) 889-1700
Address: 450 W. Lake St. Roselle Illinois, 60172
Service Date: August 27th 2020
Funeral Time: 7:30 pm

Interment Details

Private Interment

Guestbook


Posted by:
Ron Stevens

Posted on:
Wednesday, September 2, 2020

Hi Mary So sorry to hear about your husband. I miss working with you. Hope you are doing well otherwise. Just wanted you to know I was thinking of you and your family. Ron

Posted by:
Bill Kalbfleisch

Posted on:
Wednesday, September 2, 2020

I worked with Jim a short time at FVSR. I enjoyed my shifts with him. He was a great teacher and I enjoyed his company. He is in God’s loving hands. Bless your family.

Posted by:
Lizzy Schneider

Posted on:
Friday, August 28, 2020

Thinking of your family and praying for peace.

Posted by:
Wally Kryczka

Posted on:
Friday, August 28, 2020

Mary, Chris and Jamie - I'm very sorry to hear of Jim's passing. He was Good People! Please accept my deepest sympathy for your loss. May Jim rest in peace. (Sorry I didn't make the wake.)

Posted by:
Chris Hansen

Posted on:
Friday, August 28, 2020

Jim was truly a great man. I'm honored to have known him. May he rest in peace now. My condolences to the Arena's and all other family members and friends who were a part of his life.

Posted by:
Mark and Mandi Hansen

Posted on:
Thursday, August 27, 2020

Mary, Chris, and Jamie - Mandi and I are saddened to hear of Jim's passing. He was a great man who always made me laugh during our Boy Scout trips. Please accept our deepest condolences for your loss. You are in our thoughts during this difficult time. May Jim rest peacefully. -Mark and Mandi Hansen

Posted by:
Judy Manley

Posted on:
Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Mary, I was so sorry to hear about Jim's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with and your family. He will live in your heart and memories forever. Judy Manley

Posted by:
Dominic Messina

Posted on:
Monday, August 24, 2020

Mary, I would like to express my sincere condolences to you and your family during this difficult time. We are saddened by your loss and want you to know our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Posted by:
Anthony Lehv

Posted on:
Monday, August 24, 2020

Mary, I am so sorry to hear of your husband's passing. Please accept my deepest condolences. May his memory always be a blessing to you! Anthony

Posted by:
linda rooney

Posted on:
Monday, August 24, 2020

Mary, So incredibly sorry to hear about the loss of your husband. Keeping you and your family in prayer!

Posted by:
Dwayne E. Rogers

Posted on:
Monday, August 24, 2020

I worked with Jim at the FVSR, from the time the business open. We became Friends and worked many a shifts together. Jim was one of the “Good “ Guys and will be greatly missed. My condolences to the Arena family. May Good Bless Jim

Posted by:
Juanita Andrews

Posted on:
Monday, August 24, 2020

Sending prayers to your family during this difficult time. I work with Jamie, who is a very sweet and beautiful lady. Kind hearted and thoughtful. My hear is with her and the family!

Posted by:
Laurie Milewski

Posted on:
Sunday, August 23, 2020

Jim was a true gentleman, a good friend that was always there for you when you needed him. We will miss his him.