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Arlene Veronica (Kirchenwitz) Barbera, 80, of Niagara Falls, NY, left this earth on July 15, 2017 to be with her beloved husband, John Barbera, who predeceased her on November 11, 2011. Arlene was born on January 31, 1937 in Chase, WI to the late Alex and Adelaide (Kriescher) Kirchenwitz. She was raised and educated in Wisconsin and moved to New York State in 1958.
Arlene enjoyed a wonderful life serving people in various restaurants in Lockport, Niagara Falls, Florida and Grand Island. She was so grateful that God blessed her with a wonderful husband, family, friends and career. Arlene had a love for animals and in her leisure time enjoyed playing cards and going to yard sales.
Arlene is survived by her children, Colleen (Patrick) O'Malley, Vicki (Gary) Macri, both of Niagara Falls, NY, Kerry (Stephanie) Wagner of Tonawanda, NY, and was predeceased by her son, Brian Barbera. She is also survived by nine grandchildren, five great-grandchildren; a brother, Max (Karen) Kirchenwitz of Appleton, WI; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. She was also predeceased by one brother, Rod Kirchenwitz.
There will be no prior visitations. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, July 24th at 10:00 AM at St. Vincent DePaul Parish at St. Leo's Church, 2748 Military Road, Niagara Falls, NY. Interment will be held at the convenience of the family in Gate of Heaven Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial offerings may be made to the Niagara County SPCA, 2100 Lockport Road, Niagara Falls, NY 14304. Arrangements by M.J. COLUCCI & SON NIAGARA FUNERAL CHAPEL, 2730 Military Road, Niagara Falls, NY.
Visit mjcoluccifuneralchapel.com for online guest register.
Published on July 20, 2017
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