Rosalba Arabia Obituary

Rosalba  Arabia
Rosalba Arabia

August 24, 1933 - January 8, 2019
Born in Cosenza, Italy
Resided in Grosse Pointe Frams, Michigan
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Rosalba “Bina” or “Ro” Arabia, daughter of the late Carlo Arabia and Gaetana Arabia (née DeSantis), sister of the late Andrew Arabia, sister-in-law of Judy Arabia, aunt of Mary (Raji) Kassouf and Andrea (Christopher) Nazelli, and great aunt of Olivia, Gabriel, Eugenie and Noah, passed away on January 8, 2019.

Rosalba was born in Cosenza, Italy in 1933. She moved to the United States with her parents and brother in 1936. She attended Bishop McDonnell High School in Brooklyn, NY. After, she attended St. Joseph’s College and pursued a career as a secretary in both the business and legal fields.

In the late 1970s, she moved to Detroit to be with her family. After retirement, she stayed active, pursuing various interests including taking care of her home and attending many neighborhood activities and gatherings. She was also extensively involved with the Golden Retriever Rescue of Michigan, where she coordinated and hosted many garage sales to raise funds for this organization. She also fostered many golden retrievers in her home.

Rosalba was a dedicated daughter and sister. She was present for her nieces-sharing their interests and taking them on trips. She also enjoyed spending time with her grand nephews and nieces, taking them to local festivals and contributing mementos to their various collections.

A memorial mass celebrating her life will be held at 12 noon, Saturday, January 26 at St. Paul on the Lake Catholic Church, 157 Lake Shore Road, Grosse Pointe Farms.




Memorial Mass
St. Paul Catholic Church
157 Lake Shore
Grosse Pointe Farms, MI US 48236
Saturday, January 26, 2019
12:00 PM