In Our Care

Arena, Barbara A. of Woburn, passed away suddenly on June 14th. Beloved daughter of the late Guy and Rose (Piacentini) Arena. Dear sister of Stephen Arena and his wife Deborah of Gloucester and the late Robert Arena and his wife Joan of Billerica. Barbara is survived by her six loving nieces and nephews and 10 loving great nieces and nephews. Barbara was an art teacher at Danvers Middle School as well as president of the teachers union for many years. Funeral from the DeVito Funeral Home, 1145 Mass. Ave., ARLINGTON on Tuesday at 9 am, followed by a funeral mass at 10 am at St. Camillus Church. Burial to follow in Mt. Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge. Relatives and friends are invited to visit in the funeral home on Monday from 4-7 pm. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in memory of Barbara to: Massachusetts College of Art and Design 621 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, (, or Doctors Without Borders, 40 Rector St., 16th Floor, New York, NY 10006, ( Please visit to view an online guestbook.
Monday, Jun 19, 2023 4:00pm to 7:00pm
Funeral Mass:
Tuesday, Jun 20, 2023 10:00am
Tuesday, Jun 20, 2023 11:15am