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Thomas Arzenti

March 29, 1931 ~ December 19, 2021 (age 90)


Age, 90, formerly of Beechview, on Sunday, December 19, 2021.  Born on March 29, 1931 to loving parents, Enrico and Anna (Folino) Arzenti in Nicastro, Italy, Tom came to Pittsburgh in 1947.  He learned a new language, a trade, and prospered in America.  He married the late Jean (Presto) in 1958 enjoying 51 years of a loving marriage until her passing.  Tom is survived by a sister, Caroline (Ralph) Gigliotti and had three other siblings:  Teresa (Tom) Caruso, Maria (Francesco) DeSensi, and Anthony (Gina still surviving).  Tom was proud to provide a loving home for his four sons and to be able to send them through college:  Thomas (Elaine), Anthony (Tina), Frank (Mary Teresa), and John (Anne Marie).  Tom was also thrilled to be called “Pap” by four grandchildren, Rosa (Mike Reilly), Rachel (Ronald Dean), Tom and the late Joe (Breanna still surviving) Arzenti, along with two great grandchildren, Ronald and Ryleigh Dean.  His character was epitomized by the virtues of hard work, the value of education, and the saying, “Still waters run deep.”  As a humble and exceptionally intelligent man, he enjoyed playing cards, keeping his garden, and especially working with his hands.  Many of his loving nephews, nieces, and cousins still enjoy the birdbaths, planters, and pots that Tom made in retirement.  His wisdom, generosity, and kindness will be missed by many.  Visitation will be held on Tuesday, December 28, 2021, from 2:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m., at BRUSCO-NAPIER FUNERAL SERVICE, LTD., 2201 Bensonia Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15216.  Mass of Christian Burial on Wednesday, December 29, 2021, at 11:30 a.m., in St. Teresa of Kolkata Parish - St. Catherine of Siena Church, 1810 Belasco Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15216.  Interment will be private.


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December 28, 2021

2:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Brusco-Napier Funeral Service, Ltd.
2201 Bensonia Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15216

Mass of Christian Burial
December 29, 2021

11:30 AM
St. Teresa of Kolkata Parish, St. Catherine of Siena Church
1810 Belasco Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15216

Private Interment

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