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Valerie J. Arcuri

September 2, 1945 - July 17, 2018


Valerie J. (Dodge) Arcuri, age 72, of Newark, left this world on Tuesday, July 17, 2018.

Born in Ilion, NY, on September 2, 1945, she was a daughter of the late Wilson Kane Dodge and Beatrice (Tanner) Dodge Keida. Valerie was a loving mother and an avid supporter of the family. She was active in her local parish and worked monthly at the local soup kitchen as well as involved in many additional parish activities. She will be sorely missed and fondly remembered.

In addition to her parents, Valerie was preceded in death by her step-father, Anthony Keida. She is survived by her husband, Kevin M. Arcuri of 52 years; her three daughters, Lisa, Elaine, and Janet; three grandchildren, Brandon, Alyssa, and Kevin; siblings, Beverly Dodge, Arthur Dodge, Dale Keida (Angela); 13 nieces and nephews; one uncle, Kenneth Dodge; and one, Aunt Shirley Dodge.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 10 am until 11 am on Saturday, July 21, 2018, at Saint Margaret of Scotland R.C. Church, 2431 Frazer Road, Newark, DE, 19702, where a Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 11 am. A graveside service will be held at 1 pm on Monday, July 23, 2018, at West Schuyler Cemetery, 238 Newport Road, Utica, NY.

In lieu of flowers, Valerie requested donations be sent to St. Margaret of Scotland R.C. Church Building Fund at the address listed above.

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  • I am so very sad to hear this. Val was a dear friend for fifty years. We shared many joys and tears together. She and Kevin were there for me in my darkest time. I can honestly say she was one of the best and most authentic people I have ever known. She was completely devoted to Kevin, her girls and her beautiful grandchildren. My deepest condolences to Kevin and all of the family. This earth is truly lessened by her passing.

  • Kevin and the whole Arcuri family. Our family extends our deepest condolences. She will be missed by many but she fought so hard for so long..she is at peace and pain free. We will miss her Arcuri family update card every Christmas. Our love and sincere condolences to all.

  • Rest in peace you will be missed you were a special lady

  • Kevin and all the Arcuri Family we send our deepest sympathy to you all on the death of Valerie. May Heaven be her bed. Rest In Peace Valerie.

  • I will miss your strength and loving encouragement.
    Your support for your children and grandchildren are an example to all of us.
    I’ll miss our conversations from far away and a time so long ago. A W.Shuyler girl at heart.

  • Shocked to hear the news. Many fond memories of girls growing up together, and fun conversations about just about everything! My thoughts are with all of you. May she Rest In Peace.

  • So sorry, feel so bad. Our hearts go out to Kevin and the entire family. I have known Valerie since freshman year, Whitesboro High School. Prayers for the family.

  • So very sorry to hear this news. With my deepest sympathy to all the family. May your memories of her be a comfort to all. Remember all the good times and celebrate her life! May she RIP !

  • So very sorry to see this… my deepest sympathies go out to Valerie‚Äôs family. She was a good person who would do anything for her family and so bravely fought her illness long and hard because of that love that she had for them. Now, may she Rest In Peace in the arms of Our Lord & Savior, Jesus Christ & May He bless each of you with His peace, grace, strength and love always, but especially during this most difficult time.