Home Obituaries & Death Notices ARCURI, Joe


Published:Dec 10, 2019

Event Date:Dec 08, 2019



ARCURI, Joe Passed away peacefully on Sunday, December 8, 2019 at the Welland Hospital at the age of 86. Joe was born in Italy and came to Canada with his family in 1953 and settled in Welland. He was a proud Italian Canadian, never forgetting all those that helped him along the way when he first came to Canada. In 1960, he started Mio Brio Distributing. After a successful 20 years in business, he and his wife Assunta started Arcuri's Cheese World in 1982, retiring after 34 years in 2017. Joe had a zest for life and loved serving his customers and friends at the deli. He will always be remembered for his kind heart, funny story telling and great sense of humor. Joe first and foremost was a devoted family man, loving husband; he was extremely proud of his family. Joe will be forever missed by his loving wife of over 60 years, Assunta Arcuri. Cherished father of Mario (Judy), Rachel (Domenic) Polito and Laurie. Devoted and proud grandfather of Marisa, Stephen (Giulia), Julian, Adrianna, Nicholas, Bianca, Christian, Brianna, Jacob, Sophia and Charles. Proud great-grandfather of Rosalia. He will also be sadly missed by his sisters Mary (Peter) Bonacci, Joanne (Norm) Guay, brother Phil (Diana) Arcuri, and his sister-in-law Ruth Arcuri. Joe will also be sadly missed by his many nieces and nephews, cousins and his close friends. He was predeceased by his parents, Anthony and Rachela Arcuri, his brother Gabriel Arcuri. The Arcuri family will receive friends at J.J. Patterson & Sons Funeral Residence 19 Young Street, Welland on Wednesday from 2-4 and 6-8 pm. Vigil Prayers will be recited Wednesday at 2 o'clock. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Mary Roman Catholic Church on Thursday, December 12, 2019 at 9:30 a.m. Rite of Committal to follow at Holy Cross Cemetery. Donations in memory of Joe may be made to Niagara Health Foundation, Welland Site or to St. Mary Church or St. Kevin Church. On line memories and condolences at www.jjpatterson.ca As a memorial tribute, a tree will be planted through The Niagara Woodlands Restoration Program. A tree grows - memories live.


Category: Obituaries & Death Notices

Newspaper(s): Grimsby Lincoln News, Port Colborne Leader, Niagara This Week - St. Catharines, Fort Erie Post, Niagara This Week - Niagara Falls, Niagara This Week - Thorold, Niagara This Week - Welland, Niagara-On-The-Lake Town Crier, Niagara-on-the-Lake Advance, Niagara Falls Review, St. Catharines Standard, Welland Tribune

Location: Welland

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By Cindy | DECEMBER 16, 2019 09:18 PM
Joe will be missed by many of that I am sure. I enjoyed many conversations with Joe and his family over the years at the store and festivals. Our condolences to all.
By martha | DECEMBER 11, 2019 03:06 PM
So sorry to hear about Joe. A nicer man you could not meet. They just don't come any better. I will always remember him as a hard working, family loving person. I met him when he first owned the Mio Brio business and later at his Cheese World business along with his lovely wife. I am sure he will be greatly missed by all who knew him. Rest in Peace dear man. You will be missed. Martha Bruno and family.
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