BURLINGTON, MA — Arlene A. Potenza passed away on Thursday February 25, 2021 at the Maplewood Health Care and Rehabilitation Center in Canton, New York. She was 78 years old. Arlene was born in Boston and grew up in East Boston. After marrying her husband, Alfred, they moved to Wilmington to raise their four children. Along with being a mother and homemaker, she worked as a receptionist at the dental office of Watkin and Osorio. Her retirement years were spent living in Revere.
Arlene was the beloved wife of the late Alfred Potenza. She was the daughter of the late Mario and Mary Natale. She was the loving mother of Mark Potenza & his wife Susan of Pelham, NH, Michael Potenza & husband Dre of Malden, Alise Dissottle & her husband Jeff Weekes of Canton, NY, and Kim Arkalis & her husband Christopher of Burlington. She was the sister of Ralph Natale & his wife Dolly of NH and the late Jerry Natale. She was the proud grandmother of the late Kaitlyn Dissottle, Anthony Potenza, Amanda Cook & her husband Mike, Kyle Dissottle & his wife Karli, Christopher Arkalis, Jonathan Arkalis, Joe Arkalis, and Cleon Camidge & wife Melissa. Great grandmother to Jaysen, Gianna, Autumn, Willow, Logan, Jeneka, Mackenna, and Alizah.
A visitation will be held at the Edward V. Sullivan Funeral Home, 43 Winn St., Burlington (exit 34 off Rt. 128/95, Woburn side) on Tuesday March 2 from 5-7 p.m. Funeral from the Sullivan Funeral Home on Wednesday, March 3 at 9 a.m. Followed by a Mass of Christin Burial at St. Margaret Church in St. Veronica Parish, www.stveronicama.org, 111 Winn St., Burlington at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. The interment will be private.
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