Rose Arbanas, age 87, formerly of Pymatuning Twp., passed away Sunday morning, September 18, 2016 in St. Paul's. 

Mrs. Arbanas was born in Farrell, PA on October 13, 1928 to Carmen and Christine (Petrucci) Napolitan.  She was a 1946 graduate of Farrell High School, was a member of St. Michael Roman Catholic Church, Greenville, and most recently had attended Notre Dame Church, Hermitage. 

Rose was a homemaker for the majority of her adult life and had been very involved in all of her children's and grandchildren's activities.  Throughout the years Rose had been active with the Reynolds Schools P.T.A, Wrestling Club, and Football Club.  She had also volunteered with voter registration at various voting locations in Pymatuning Twp. Her other interests included, flower gardening, bowling, card club, swimming in her pool with her grandchildren, golfing, and had recorded a hole in one at Borlands Golf Course while golfing with her grandson, Jimmy Blair. 

Rose will always be remembered for her cooking of homemade Italian food that she loved to share with her family and friends.  On December 30, 1950, she married William F. Arbanas, Sr., he passed away on February 10, 2012. 

Survivors include, two daughters, Christine Perry and her husband Lou of Indianapolis, IN and Lori Blair and her husband Jim of Hermitage; two sons, William F. Arbanas, Jr. and his wife Jody of Hermitage and Thomas Arbanas and his wife Jackie of Chicora, PA; four brothers, Tony Napolitan of California, Ralph Napolitan of Farrell, Larry Napolitan of Boardman, OH, and James Napolitan of Hubbard, OH; two sisters, Sally Prezioso of Greenville, and Camille Cozier of California; seven grandchildren, Louis Perry and his wife Molly, James Blair, Heather Blair, Renee Bateman and her husband Mark, Nicoette Arbanas, Alexandra Arbanas and Andrew Arbanas and four great-grandchildren, Lucy Perry, Violet Perry, Charlotte Bateman and Belle Bateman. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, a sister, Mary Borowski and a brother, Frank Napolitan.

Memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer's Association, 1128 State St., Suite 301, Erie, PA 16501.



  1. Jim Straub Jim Straub
    September 20, 2016    

    Sorry to learn of the losses of both your Dad and more recently your Mom Bill and family.

  2. Camile Cozier Camile Cozier
    September 20, 2016    

    My deepest sympathy to the Arbanas Family! I am so sorry for this huge loss. My sister was beautiful inside and out. Rose was a one of a kind tower of love, strength, compassion, fun, and loyalty. I hope the lifetime of wonderful memories will carry you through this time. I have an enormous amount of wonderful memories of your Mom.
    Much love to all of you!

  3. Anonymous Anonymous
    September 20, 2016    

    I am so sorry for the loss of Aunt Rose. She was a very happy person, a wonderful Aunt and Godmother to me. I am so glad I got to visit with her when I was in Pennsylvania a few years ago for my mom’s funeral. I know Uncle Bill has welcomed her with open arms! Sorry my dad and I cannot be there, but we send all our love and prayers!

    Rosemary Napolitan

  4. Bianca Napolitan and Lucy Nicastro Bianca Napolitan and Lucy Nicastro
    September 20, 2016    

    So very sorry for your loss of Aunt Rose, she was a beautiful Lady

    Bianca Napolitan and Lucy Nicastro

  5. Tony Napolitan Jr Tony Napolitan Jr
    September 20, 2016    

    To my Arbanas cousins and their families our deepest sympathy for the loss of their wonderful Mother and Grand Mother. Aunt Rose will always be remembered for her infectious smile and good humor.
    She gave me the nickname when I was very little of Butchie, which I will always remember her for. Kathi and I were fortunate to visit with her on our last trip to Pennsylvania in 2014 and she was still very lively and fun to be with. Thankfully, she will no longer have to suffer here on earth and will join her loved husband, Uncle Bill in eternal peace. My wife and I will not be able to be there for the services, so we are sending our love and prayers.

    Kathi and Tony Napolitan Jr

  6. Anonymous Anonymous
    September 20, 2016    

    Christine, so sorry for the loss of your mother. You know you and your family are in my prayers. Please give my best to your son Lou also. I still think about you and your family. Take care and enjoy that family you have now. God Bless,
    Mary Lou Hornyak

  7. Michelle Hunley (Cozier) Michelle Hunley (Cozier)
    September 20, 2016    

    I have so many fond memories of visiting Aunt Rose and Uncle Bill when I was a little girl. One visit in particular I remember Aunt Rose always setting my plate with the glass on the left side, since I am left handed. I thought that was so thoughtful – no one had ever thought of that before! I am so sorry for your loss and am sending my love to the family.

  8. Mary K. Rodenbaugh Mary K. Rodenbaugh
    September 20, 2016    

    To the Arbanas family my deepest sympathy in the loss of your mother and grandmother. She must have been a wonderful woman to have such a wonderful family. My thoughts and prayers are with you. God Bless You.

  9. Anonymous Anonymous
    September 21, 2016    

    Arbanas Family; So sorry for the loss of your mother.

    Bill & Alice Ferguson

  10. Larry and Judie Odell Larry and Judie Odell
    September 21, 2016    

    Our deepest sympathy at this time of your loss. I’m sure she will be missed.

  11. Theresa Resek-Hoovler, Nicholas and Caroline Theresa Resek-Hoovler, Nicholas and Caroline
    September 21, 2016    

    Tom and Family, We were so sorry to hear about your mother. Unfortunately, we will not be able to attend the calling hours or Mass. Please know you, your family and extended family will be in our thoughts and prayers.

  12. Diane Ruhlman Yorkshire Diane Ruhlman Yorkshire
    September 22, 2016    

    Rose was a wonderful woman and I have only pleasant memories of her growing up. She was so welcoming and gracious. I remember sitting at her kitchen counter her with Lori and she would give us a bowl with a meatball in it and sauce if she had made and a slice of homemade bread and butter. It was like heaven.

  13. Debbie Wilson and Howard Ray Debbie Wilson and Howard Ray
    September 22, 2016    

    To the whole Arbanas Family—–I was so blessed to have met Rose, she became my Friend. I love her. Thank you so much for allowing me to be part of her life. I wanted to be there yesterday and today for your family. I fell and fractured my ankle and seeing a surgeon today. Bless you too Chris, I really wanted to meet you. Rose had four wonderful children for sure. I am very sad because I wanted to be at the funeral home and church for you. I know you have great memories of Rose but your Dad will love to see her.

  14. Anonymous Anonymous
    September 22, 2016    

    Chris, Lori, Bill and Tom – Very sorry to hear about your mother. I was not able to make it the calling hours. I just watched the beautiful video tribute. You capture the essence of who Rose was perfectly! With the recent deaths in “Our old neighborhood” lately and seeing these old pictures really should make us all feel blessed to have grown up with such great role models! The Reynolds Development and especially Moss Lane was the best childhood anyone could have ever had. I miss those days terribly! Love to you all! Mary Lynne (Brown) Reimold

  15. Larry and Lisa Cooper Larry and Lisa Cooper
    September 22, 2016    

    Our thoughts and prayers to the entire Arbanas family during this difficult time.

  16. Karen Brest Karen Brest
    September 25, 2016    

    Dear Arbanas Family
    Rose was a beautiful lady inside & out & I will remember our visits @Ridgewood.
    Take care!

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