Maria Concetta Arloro, 74 of Everett, MA passed away Wednesday January 5, 2022, after a lengthy illness with kidney and heart disease.
Maria was born in Guardiagrele, Italy on November 11, 1947. She was one of seven kids living in Italy during tough times. At an early age had to adopt a role as a mother figure to her younger siblings. In 1966 she married her true love Filippo Arloro and the two of them made the unknown journey to the United States to raise a family and offer her kids a chance of the American dream. Not knowing a word of English, the two of them found jobs, made friends, and purchased a home. Shortly after settling in she invited her two younger brothers (Franco & Silvio) to come share her home to give them the opportunities that she was experiencing.
Maria worked as a seamstress and home maker. She tirelessly raised three loving children and again adopted her early childhood role as a caring mother figure to any child that came into her life. Maria always went above and beyond to ensure that anyone who entered her home had everything they needed and made sure that they never left with an empty belly. She always treated everyone she met like family. She enjoyed sharing her Italian heritage that she learned growing up in Italy. She enjoyed spending time with her five beautiful grandchildren, the many nieces and nephews she had, and the friends she made both in the United States and in Italy.
She is survived by her husband of 55 years Filippo Arloro, son Ugo and wife Anissa, son Filippo Arloro Jr. and wife Kimberly, daughter Paola and wife Tina, her brother Antonio and wife Ida, brother Silvio and wife Alba, brother Franco, sister Rosanna and husband Alfonso, brother Nicola and wife Teresa, late brother Roberto and wife Marianne, grandson Lucas, grandson Phillip, granddaughter Simona, granddaughter Alexia, grandson Nicholas and many nieces and nephews.
The family would like to thank the employees at the Da Vita Dialysis Center of Medford for their loving care of Maria.