Ann Marie Arancio, a resident pf Sag Harbor for 17 years, died at Stony Brook University Hospital on April 22. She was 81 years old.
Born at home in Astoria, N.Y. on July 26, 1931, she was the daughter of John and Mary (O’Keefe) Mulcahy.
She graduated from Bryant High School in Queens and later married “the love of her life, James Arancio.” They were married for 57 years.
A homemaker, Mrs. Arancio was a member of the Irish American Society, the East Hampton Power Squadron and was a volunteer with the Dominican Sisters.
“Mom used to say that her life with my dad has been one long fishing trip … some of their first dates were fishing trips,” said daughter Patricia Arancio Remkus. “They loved to fish wherever their travels took them and they did travel extensively. Their last trip in October was to Australia, New Zealand and Fiji.”
In addition to her husband and daughter, Mrs. Arancio is survived by a son, James E. Arancio of Smithtown, L.I. She is also survived by grandchildren, Joseph & Michael Remkus of Sag Harbor and Victoria, Genevieve and Giovanna Arancio of Smithtown.
“She loved Sag Harbor and the many friends she made since coming here permanently in 1996,” said the family. “She will be missed for her tremendous love, generous spirit and compassion.”
Visiting will be at Yardley & Pino Funeral Home in Sag Harbor on Friday April 26, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. A funeral Mass will be held Saturday, April 27, at St. Andrews R.C. Church at 9:45 a.m. Interment follows at St. Andrews Cemetery.