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Obituary for Carmella Arpaio (Savoca)

Carmella Arpaio died Thursday, May 28, 2020 at Hampton Ridge Care Center in Toms River, NJ. She was 103.
Carmella was born in Newark, NJ on July 16, 1916, a daughter of the late Mary (Catina) and Antonio Savoca, living in Whiting, NJ for 35 years before moving to Toms River.
She was a Communicant of St. James in Newark for many years.
Her smile & zest for life will be missed by all the many lives she touched. Carmella was a devoted wife, mom, grandma and greatgrandma to her children.
She was pre-deceased by her husband Jerry Arpaio in 1997. and 6 brothers and sisters.
Carmella is survived by two daughters, Elizabeth "Betty" and her husband Salvatore Melillo and Mary and her husband Virgil DeOliveira, and a son Frank Arpaio and his wife Linda.
She is also survived by her grandchildren Ronald & Eldie, Frank & Tammy , Lora, Craig and Lucia, Virgil & Marrilee, Elaine, Jeffrey & Dana, and her great grandchildren,Tiffany, Nicole, Brittany, Cree, Danielle, Rachel, Emma, Randy and Alton.
Services were private and under the direction of the Valley Memorial Funeral Home, Gillette, NJ. A Memorial Service will be held at a later date. For more information and online condolences visit