Paul L. Arnone
Paul L. Arnone
  • September 14, 1927 - March 11, 2017
  • Tampa, Florida

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ARNONE, Paul Lewis Sr. 89, husband, father, grandfather, sailor, wood craftsman, and spaghetti sauce extraordinaire, died Friday, March 11, 2017 in Tampa FL due to complications following surgery. Paul was born in Long Beach, NY September 14, 1927, to Peter and Camille Arnone. Paul had three siblings, an older brother and sister, Peter and Camille, and a younger sister, Maryann. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Catherine (Schlichte) Arnone and four sons, Paul L. Arnone Jr., Steven A. Arnone, Anthony J. Arnone, and John D. Arnone. Survivors also include, Marina and Daniel Arnone, the children of Paul Arnone Jr. and Margaret Arnone; Scott and Rosalie Arnone, the children of Steven Arnone and Ann Arnone; Amanda and Nicole Arnone, the children of Anthony Arnone and Joan Arnone; David and Sarah Arnone, the children of John Arnone and Tammy Arnone; and stepchild, Chris Murphy. A gathering for Paul will be held at Blount and Curry Funeral Home, 605 South MacDill Avenue, Tampa Wednesday, April 5, from 4-6:30 pm with a Scripture service beginning at 6:30 pm. A Memorial Mass will be held in Paul's honor at Christ the King Catholic Church Thursday, April 6 at 10 am. His burial will be at sea in a private ceremony Friday, April 7, which would have been Paul and Cathy's 61st wedding anniversary.