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Florence Rita Arigoni, 90, of 384 Main St., Kersey, died on Thursday, April 18, 2013 at Elk Haven Nursing Home following a brief illness.
She was born January 27, 1923 in Kersey, daughter of the late Alois and Charlotte Benson Wildfire.
On July 29, 1949 in the St. Boniface Church, she married Henry J. Arigoni, who survives.
She was a lifelong resident of the area and attended Kersey schools. She was a former employee of the St. Marys School District. She was a member of the St. Boniface Church, the Rosary Society and enjoyed sewing and crocheting.
Mrs. Arigoni is survived by a daughter, Ann Winans and her husband Ken of Independence, Va.; three sons, James L. Arigoni and his wife Kathleen of Lewiston, N.Y., Henry F. Arigoni and his wife Patricia of Wilcox and William P. Arigoni of Kersey; four grandchildren, Lynn Lynch, Christine Grace, Paul Arigoni and Adam Arigoni; four great grandchildren, Ava Lynch, Guitano Lynch, Kylie Arigoni and Christopher Arigoni and by a brother, Robert Wildfire and his wife Diane of Kersey.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by four sisters, Mary Pearson, Alice Wildfire, Anna Freeburg and a sister in infancy and by seven brothers, Carl, Ralph, Francis, Jerome, Alan Wildfire and in infancy Robert and Alois Wildfire.
Due to renovations of the St. Boniface Church, a Mass of Christian Burial for Florence Rita Arigoni will be celebrated in the Queen of the World Church on Saturday, April 20 at 10 a.m. with the Rev. James Faluszczak officiating. Burial will be in the St. Boniface Cemetery.
Visitation is at the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home on Friday, April 19 from 6-8 p.m.
Memorials, if desired, may be made to the St. Boniface Church, 355 Main St., Kersey, Pa. 15846. Online condolences may be offered at www.lynch-radkowski.com.