Angelo P. Arena, M.D.

    By on May 25, 2016

    FULTON—Angelo P. Arena, M.D., 88, passed away early Saturday morning at St. Luke Health Service Center in Oswego.

    Born in New York City on December 10, 1927, he was the son of John and Josephine (Arigo) Arena who emigrated from Sicily. Dr. Arena was raised in Fulton, graduated from Fulton High School in 1945, and subsequently was drafted into the U.S. Army Air Corps. After military service, he entered New York University and graduated with a major in History in 1950.

    He attended medical school at the University of Rome, Italy and received his diploma in 1956. Dr. Arena did his medical residency at Rochester General Hospital and opened his practice in 1959 in Hannibal, NY where he dedicated his life to serving the community for 53 years before retiring in 2012.

    He met and married his wife Elaine Christiano in 1960. From 2012 to 2015, he resided at Bishop’s Commons Living Center where he enjoyed the friendship and caring of his fellow residents and staff.

    Dr. Arena greatly enjoyed discussing history and listening to classical music. He was a devoted communicant of the former Holy Family Church and Holy Trinity Church, both in Fulton and was a member of the Fulton Kiwanis Club.

    Dr. Arena was predeceased by his wife, Elaine in 1993, brothers, Joseph in 2004 and Louis in 1989.

    He is survived by his four children, Dr. Michael (Jennifer) Arena of Oswego, Catherine (Roy) Gurny of Harrison, NY, Mark Arena of Fulton and Anne Marie (Chad) Alarie of East Walpole, MA; three grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

    Calling hours are from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 25, at Foster Funeral Home, 910 Fay Street in Fulton. Services and burial will be private.

    Contributions in Dr. Arena’s memory may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, Central New York Chapter, 441 West Kirkpatrick Street, Syracuse, NY 13204.

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