ARENA ROUND-UP FAMILY NEWSLETTER _____ VOLUME 39 - ISSUE 2 _____ JULY 4, 2019
 
 
 
 
4TH OF JULY ________________________ IN THIS ISSUE 

"My Father & Our Flag" . . . . . . . patriotic poem by Aunt Julia Arena Grimaldi

"John & Anne Arena Wedding" . . . . . . January 20, 1951, South Orange, NJ

"Eloise Denise Arena" . . . . . . . . born in Jamestown, North Carolina, June 21

"Fallon Elizabeth Arena" . . . . . . . . . . . . . born in Fort Worth, Texas, June 26

"Rocky Mountain High" . . . . . . . . . . . . . Laura & Celine connect in Colorado

"First Holy Communion" . . . . . . . Sopata family celebrates Luke's milestone

"Let's 'Head' to the Beach" . . . . . . . . Savoring New York Summer Sunshine 

"Annual Christmas Photos" . . . . . . . . Photoshoots document family growth 

"Anne Marie Kirby Arena" . . . . . We thank you. We bless you. We love you.   
 
 
 
 
My Father & Our Flag
By Aunt Julia Arena Grimaldi
JULY 4th, 2003

My father many years ago,
Came here from o’er the sea.
He always meant the world to me.
He loved the USA
With a deep passion and loyalty.
Once you knew him,
You would know there was
No bad strategy.
Just a deep love for this land,
He sure rubbed off on me.
One had to be blind, not to see
But what I remember so very clearly,
the 4th of July
Our flag went up early that day
To our country and to God
Whom we knew would be there
And we could rely.
The American Flag, that represents
our great country and land
My father never forgot the moment
he stepped on US soil,
He knew it was and is so grand.
 
 
 
 
 
JOHN ARENA & ANNE KIRBY WEDDING __ Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church, South Orange, New Jersey, January 20, 1951 __ (left-right) Frank & Bernadette Zimmerman, Gene Dempsey, Bill Nelson, newlyweds Anne & John Arena, Licia Dempsey, Leonard Leonardi, Julia Arena Grimaldi
 
 
 
 

❤️ == ❤️ == ❤️ == ❤️ == ❤️ == ❤️== ❤️ == ❤️ == ❤️

 
 
 
 
WELCOME TO THE ARENA FAMILY 

Eloise Denise & Fallon Elizabeth
 
 
 
 


Eloise Denise
Arena

New daughter of Curtis & Cara Arena arrived in Jamestown, North Carolina,
on June 21.
Welcome to the Arena family
Eloise Denise. 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Fallon Elizabeth
Arena

New daughter of Dylan & Jennifer Arena arrived in
Fort Worth, Texas,
on June 26.
Welcome to the Arena family
Fallon Elizabeth. 

 
 
 
 

❤️ == ❤️ == ❤️ == ❤️ == ❤️ == ❤️== ❤️ == ❤️ == ❤️

 
 
 
 
ROCKY MOUNTAIN HIGH __ Laura had the wonderful opportunity to house sit for her son Cody in Colorado in June and Celine took advantage of a quick trip from Virginia to share some quality Arena sister time in the majestic Rocky Mountains. 
 
 
 
 

❤️ == ❤️ == ❤️ == ❤️ == ❤️ == ❤️== ❤️ == ❤️ == ❤️

 
 
 
 
LUKE'S FIRST HOLY COMMUNION __ Celine & Joe Sopata proudly pose with their son Luke at his First Holy Communion in June in Alexandria, Virginia. Congratulations Big Luke!
 
 
 
 
BILL'S FIRST HOLY COMMUNION __ Dan, Laura, Mom and baby Ed proudly pose with Bill at his First Communion in Opa Locka, Florida, 1961. 
 
 
 
 

❤️ == ❤️ == ❤️ == ❤️ == ❤️ == ❤️== ❤️ == ❤️ == ❤️


 
 
 
 

Big Fun
in the
New York Summer
Sun

Woohoo!
Come on everyone. It's time to party
Arena style.

ANDIAMO! 
Let's all "head" 
to the
Beach
 
 
 
 

❤️ == ❤️ == ❤️ == ❤️ == ❤️ == ❤️== ❤️ == ❤️ == ❤️

 
 
 
 
ARENA FAMILY OF ROME, NEW YORK

Family Christmas Photos 
Through the Years
 

Bill, Paul, Tim, Dan, Laura, Ed, Chris, Celine, Ellen
 
 
 
 

❤️ == ❤️ == ❤️ == ❤️ == ❤️ == ❤️== ❤️ == ❤️ == ❤️

 
 
 
 
ANNE MARIE KIRBY ARENA  (4/26/27 - 9/13/08) __  Our amazing mother, source of inspiration, indomitable spirit, loving parental role model and foundation of Arena family strength & courage . . . "We love you Mom. We bless you. We miss you. We behold the divine in you. Thank you for bringing each of us into this world. We are so honored to be your sons and daughters and carry on your beautiful legacy of strength, hope & determination.  WE LOVE YOU.  ❤️ 🙏 ❤️ 
 
 
 
 
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ARENA ROUND-UP
Family heritage newsletter for friends, fans & fams of the nine Arena kids of Rome, NY:
Bill, Paul, Tim, Dan, Laura, Ed, Chris, Celine, Nicole. 
Published since 1981.
Bill Arena, Editor
 
 
 
 
OTHER ARTICLES BY ARENA CREATIVE GROUP
* Football Lessons/Life Lessons 
* Vision Quest on Mount Shasta
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