Arlene C. Zarembka

Arlene C. Zarembka, 88, passed away peacefully at home on August 12, 2020.

She was a caring and loving wife, mother and grandmother who treasured her family.

She was born in Providence, wife of the late Ronald L. Zarembka and daughter of the late Joseph King and Imogene King.

Arlene was the loving mother of Bruce R. Zarembka, Mark S. (Rose) Zarembka, Mary Anne (Russell) Maciel and Susan A. (Michael) Bricault.

She was a devoted grandmother to Dr. Steven Zarembka, the late Lauren Zarembka, Anne Zarembka, twins Marissa and Jessica Maciel, Erica Maciel and Christopher and Stephanie Bricault.

She loved family vacations, family gatherings, cooking, baking and spending time with friends. She especially loved attending her grandchildren’s many sporting events and activities.

She was a faithful communicant of St. Martha’s Church and a member of the Rosary and Altar Society.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, August 17, 2020 at 10:00 AM in St. Martha’s Church, Pawtucket Avenue, East Providence. Burial will be in Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Calling hours will be held on Sunday, August 16, 2020 from 3-6 in the PERRY-McSTAY FUNERAL HOME, 2555 Pawtucket Avenue, East Providence. In lieu of flowers the family kindly requests donations be made to the Lauren Zarembka Memorial Foundation, PO Box 154544, Riverside, RI 02915. The guidelines set forth by the Rhode Island Department of Health will be observed. Face coverings are required and only fifteen people will be allowed in the building at a time.


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17 entries.
Barbara costs (Lozito) from Rumford wrote on August 19, 2020 at 5:24 pm
To maryann and the entire zarembka family , So sorry to hear of cousin Arlene's passing. I Will always remember her as a sweet lady and all the days at the ball field ready to cheer . I know you have many memories to hold onto. You are in my thoughts.
Linda Kurtz from East Providence wrote on August 19, 2020 at 11:05 am
Love and prayers to Susan, MaryAnn, Mark, and Bruce, and families. Your mom leaves a beautiful legacy of faith, family, and fellowship that we will always remember. Rest in God's peace, Mrs. Z., with Mr. Z., and Lauren.
Warren Jaferian from Ipswich, MA wrote on August 17, 2020 at 9:54 pm
Bruce and family, we are sending you all our sincere condolences on the loss of your mother. May she Rest In Peace. Sincerely, Warren, Debbie and Charlie
Judi & Richard Castellone ( Faria) from Cranston wrote on August 16, 2020 at 8:17 pm
Dear Cousins Our condolences to all of you on the loss of your mom , grandmother.. You are all in our thoughts and prayers at this most sorrowful time. Sorry we were unable to make the viewing but please know that Arlene will remain in our hearts. Although we did not get to see her very often we will remember her as very soft spoken kind and loving lady. Love Cousins Judi and Richard
MaureenNolan from East Providence wrote on August 15, 2020 at 10:58 pm
Maryann, Bruce and Family, I’m very sorry to hear about your Mom. My sincere condolences to your family. You will all be in my thoughts and prayers. She was a very kind woman. I remember her at our softball games and also remember seeing her at church. Maureen Sweeney Nolan
Paula and Henry Brelsford from Warren wrote on August 15, 2020 at 10:04 pm
A wonderful neighbor who became my friend and advisor. She will be missed greatly. Rest in peace with Ron.
Karen Seaberg Curry from Union Maine wrote on August 15, 2020 at 10:07 am
Bruce and family, My sincere condolences go out to all of you. Your mom was a wonderful woman who was kind and patient with all of the kids in the neighborhood. She was a great mom, and I always felt welcome in your home, and your yard where we played so often. May she rest in peace with your dad, who was also great to us kids.
Anne Marie Burton from Nipomo CA wrote on August 14, 2020 at 7:35 pm
Mary Ann, Our sympathies to your family at this time of great sorrow Regards, Anne Marie & Burney Burton
Pete Silva wrote on August 14, 2020 at 3:38 pm
Much love to you Bruce, and family. I know how much you loved your mother, and how much you did for her. May you find peace in wonderful memories. Pete
Dawn Chaplin Vierra from East Providence wrote on August 14, 2020 at 3:09 pm
My love and sympathy to the entire Zarembka family on the loss of your mom/ grandmother. May you find peace and comfort knowing that she is reunited with your dad and Lauren. 🙏🏼
Tamika Page from Providence wrote on August 14, 2020 at 11:22 am
Although I only knew her for a short period, she touched my life tremendously. I am honored to have meet Arlene. She was such a kind woman with a beautiful soul. My condolences to her family especially her children and grandchildren. I will be keeping you all in my Prayers. My she rest in eternal peace
Aysha Gonzalez from Woonsocket wrote on August 14, 2020 at 11:18 am
Keeping you and your family in my prayers may god keep blessing your family and giving you the strength to find peace.
Teresa and Tom Ridel from Cincinnati wrote on August 14, 2020 at 7:52 am
Dear Cousins, Bruce, Mark, Mary Anne, Susan and families, we are so sorry to hear of the loss of your dear mother, our Auntie Arlene. We cherish the memories of her love and laughter. She will always be in our hearts and prayers along with all of you!
Carolann Kummins from Hampton Falls wrote on August 13, 2020 at 10:12 pm
Steve, I am so sorry for the loss of your grandmother. May you find peace and comfort in the love you shared with her. You are a wonderful grandson. Keeping you and your family in my prayers and thoughts.
Maggy and Mike Januario from Bristol , RI wrote on August 13, 2020 at 10:10 pm
Mary Ann , Russ and daughters , We are so sorry to hear of the loss of your mom It is so hard when you loose a parent ....Mike and are are here in this time of need Love, Maggy and Mike Januario
Karen Pacheco wrote on August 13, 2020 at 10:04 pm
Mary Anne, Russ, Jessica, Marissa, Erica and Zarembka family, So sorry for your loss. Please know you are all in my thoughts and prayers. I have fond memories of your mom/grandmother at St. Brendans School events. Frank, Karen, Tara and Alyssa Pacheco
Pat, Mike, and Kathy Krzywonos from Pawtucket wrote on August 13, 2020 at 5:52 pm
Dear Mary Ann and family, we are so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.