Cecilia (Cyl) Arena Pucciarello, cherished mother, grandmother and lifelong resident of Galveston, passed away on August 4, 2012.
Cyl was a founding member of St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church where she was a member of the Altar Society and the Sand Dollars. In 2008 she became a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church and Altar Society. Cyl was a member of the TDB Sorority, Card Group, Catholic Daughters, and an honorary Ursuline member.
Cyl was preceded in death by her parents, Joe and Maria Arena; husband, Pascal Pucciarello; brothers, Pat, George, Albert, Johnny and Joe Arena; nephew, George R. Arena; sisters-in-law, Ursula and Anna Marie Arena; and mother-in-law, Angelina Pucciarello.
Cyl is survived by her children: Linda; Tommy and wife, Tricia; and Michael and girlfriend, Tish; grandchildren: Candace and husband, David; Justin, Cathryn, Ashley, Ryan, Jonathan, Lauren, and Emily; great grandchildren: Riley, Austin, and Adrianna; sisters-in-law: Jewell Arena and Concetta Arena; brother-in-law, Anthony Pucciarello; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Alfred and Marie Pucciarello; special nieces, Mary Wiley and Linda Gonzales-Rains; and many loving relatives, friends, and neighbors.
Cyl’s family will receive visitors from 10:00 until 11:30 am, Wednesday, August 8th, at St. Patrick Catholic Church, 1010 35th Street. Funeral services will begin at 11:30 with a gospel concert followed by funeral Mass at 12:00 Noon with Father Frank Fabj as Celebrant. Entombment will follow at Calvary Catholic Cemetery, 2506 65th Street.
Pallbearers will be Ashton Martini, Jeff Pucciarello, Joe Arena, Stephen Cantini, Jim Rains, and Bobby Whelton.
Honorary pallbearers will be Clarence Cantini, Charles Wiley, Jim Milligan, Harry Forester, Frank Giusti, Albert Arena, James Milligan, Darrell Pucciarello, Michael Pucciarello, and Frank Martini.