elevated vtc0T July 12, 1933 ~ February 27, 2023
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elevated vtc0T Obituary
elevated vtc0T On Monday February 27, 2023, Maddalena Arena went home to be with the Lord at the age of 89.
elevated vtc0T Born in Vieste, Italy, she moved with her husband, Angelo and two of her children to Toronto in 1960 where they would raise four daughters.
elevated vtc0T Maddalena was an amazing cook, and a very skillful seamstress who enjoyed fine needlepoint and crochet. She always helped her children with school projects that involved 3-dimensional creations, adding such sweet little details that brought praises from the teachers and top grades for her young children. She was the co-founder with her husband of La Casa Della Pasta, providing her own recipes to a variety of stuffed fresh pasta products. She spent memorable winters in Mexico with her husband Angelo and friends, and traveled to Italy and Belgium frequently .
elevated vtc0T She had a happy disposition, loved to laugh and would often sing around the house with her beautiful voice. She found simple joy in garden flowers (her favorite being red roses), watching birds resting on tree branches, and sneaking treats to her youngest daughter’s golden doodle, Layla. Her favorite pastime was enjoying the musical shows of Andre Rieu, watching old Hollywood classics and films offered in Italian, Spanish and French; as Maddalena spoke four languages.
elevated vtc0T Predeceased by her husband, Angelo and grandson James Roman, Maddalena leaves behind her four daughters Connie Kuper, Mariella, Claudia Arena-Roman and Elena; her grandchildren Luke Roman (Marianne); Pascale Kuper Hunt (Christopher), Gabriel and Julian Kuper and great-grandchildren Eloise and Frances Hunt.
Dear Mrs. Arena, I thank you so much for all the wonderful memories from my childhood growing up In Calgary and then Toronto. You were such a funny, generous, kind and loving mother to your beautiful girls.
I remember eating dinner at your place and then going home for my own family dinner..I had never tasted such fine cuisine. Condolences to your wonderful family.
You were one of a kind a classic,