Loretta Frances <I>DeBaise</I> Arp

Loretta Frances DeBaise Arp

Birth
Wallingford, New Haven County, Connecticut, USA
Death 17 Jun 2012 (aged 89)
Bangor, Penobscot County, Maine, USA
Burial Wallingford, New Haven County, Connecticut, USA
Memorial ID 103666250 · View Source
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Loretta Frances (DeBaise) Arp, 89, with her husband by her side, died peacefully, Sunday, June 17, 2012, after a brave struggle with MDS.

Loretta, born in Wallingford, was the youngest of the three children of Nicholas and Jenny (Dighello) DeBaise, originally from Naples, Italy. Both of her parents arrived in the United States through Ellis Island, N.Y. She graduated summa cum laude from Lyman Hall High School in Wallingford, and attended St. Raphael Hospital's nursing school until she married her beloved husband, Bill (Ford W. Arp). She worked for many years in Wallingford Dime Savings Bank, as treasurer of the Choate School, and was elected Treasurer for the City of Wallingford. She loved music, reading and interior decorating. In 1958 she started her own retail store, Junior Miss Fashions, and sold it after 20 years in business.

She is survived by her loving husband of over 68 years, Ford William Arp currently of Bangor, Maine. formerly of Rockwood, Tenn.; her only daughter, Sheila. She is predeceased by her parents; sister, Marie Walker; and brother, Matthew DeBaise; and her son-in-law, Dr. Joseph Pechinski.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, September 8, 2012 at 10 a.m. at Most Holy Trinity Church, 84 N. Colony St., Wallingford, CT. Interment will be in St. John Cemetery in Wallingford. For those who wish to remember Loretta in a special way, contributions to the St. Joseph Hospital's Influsion Clinic, 360 Broadway, Bangor, ME 04401 would be appreciated.


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  • Created by: KinSearchin
  • Added: 16 Jan 2013
  • Find A Grave Memorial 103666250
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Loretta Frances DeBaise Arp (15 May 1923–17 Jun 2012), Find A Grave Memorial no. 103666250, citing Saint John Catholic Cemetery, Wallingford, New Haven County, Connecticut, USA ; Maintained by KinSearchin (contributor 47753948) .