Arline M. D’Aquila, a longtime resident of Darien, passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 13 in Fairfield. She was 94.
Born on March 26, 1926 in Meriden, she was the daughter of the late Rocco and Mary (Petrucelli) D’Apice.
Arline was raised in Meriden and graduated from Meriden High School in 1944. She was employed at the Southern New England Telephone Company until 1953. She married Louis C. D’Aquila of Stamford in 1953 and resided in Darien for 67 years. Louis passed away in 2002.
Arline was known as “Lee” throughout her life. She was a faithful and active member of St. John Roman Catholic Church in Darien.
Arline was a people person and loved being around her family, relatives and friends. She enjoyed organizing and attending social gatherings and parties and having a “few laughs.” Arline always cherished the opportunity to travel and was able to pursue that passion extensively in her senior years with numerous trips around Europe and North America.
Arline leaves behind her daughter, Mary Ellen Lehmann (Kenneth) of Fairfield; her sons, Daniel D’Aquila (Joan) of Lower Merion, Pennsylvania, and John D’Aquila (Ann) of York, Maine; and a daughter-in-law, Mary (McCabe) D’Aquila of Stamford. She also is survived by nine grandchildren and their spouses: Elizabeth Hill (Frank), Kathleen Holko (Matthew), John D’Aquila, Katherine LaPietra (Luigi), Erin D’Aquila, Christopher D’Aquila, Connor D’Aquila, Matthew D’Aquila, Robert D’Aquila; and her great-granddaughter, Madeline Holko.
Besides her parents and husband, Arline is predeceased by a brother, Daniel D’Apice; a sister, Mildred D’Apice; and her son, Robert F. D’Aquila.
A funeral Mass just for family members was held Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020, at St. John Roman Catholic Church in Darien, followed by a burial at Queen of Peace Cemetery in Stamford.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in Arline’s name to either St. John Roman Catholic Church or the American Heart Association.
— an obituary from Edward Lawrence Funeral Home, where online condolences may be left