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Arlene Francis Leccese

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Arlene Francis Leccese

Place of birth: Jersey City, New Jersey

Religious affiliation: Catholic

Arlene also known as “Pinky” was my Mother and best friend.  We talked on the phone 1-2 times a day.  She was a strong,independent woman with a great sense of humor.  She was the social butterfly where ever she went. She was the oldest of 8 siblings.  A devout Catholic, she was always there whenever she was needed.  She lived most of her life in New Jersey.  From central Jersey through to as far north as Ringwood and south to Manchester.  Her career was in Real Estate, from a Real Estate Broker to working for well known Builders as a salesperson and later in sales management.In 2002 she had an accident and was disabled after that.  She went through a lot of rehabilitation and multiple surgeries to be able to walk again. In 2004 we all moved to Arizona.  She moved into an Adult Community known as Solara and met the most wonderful people.  She got involved with a multitude of clubs and organizations. She even performed in small productions where she was a natural, a big hit. Although she had chronic back/leg pain, it didn’t stop her much. The end of 2011 she went through a major spine surgery and it did not alleviate the chronic pain.  She moved to an Assisted Living apartment known as the Renaissance.  She made many friends and continued her acting in small skits.  She enjoyed that so much. Mom was a wonderful person, and was truly loved. A part of me has gone with her to her final resting place. She will always be in my heart and missed tremendously.        

Funeral Notice Detail

Arlene Frances Leccese, 77 , of Sun Lakes, Arizona departed this life on October 27,2016 at Hospice of the Valley, Lund Home. Memorial will be held at Saint Stevens Catholic Church on December 14, 2016 at 10:am.  Rosary will be at 9:15 am Arlene has donated her body to Science Care for scientific research with cremation thereafter.Arlene also known as "Pinky" was born in Jersey City, New Jersey to Joseph and Arlene Ennis on December 12, 1938. She was well known in the Real Estate field for procuring new home sales with well known builders in New Jersey.  She received numerous awards in her field. Arlene is preceded in death by her beloved husband, Daniel F. Leccese, Parents, Arlene & Joseph Ennis, Siblings, Patricia Patterson and Elizabeth Abouf.Arlene is survived by her Daughter and Son-in Law, Susan and David Peak of Gilbert, AZ. Grandchildren, Chelsey A. Peak, David J. Peak and Taylor A. Peak.  Siblings, Joseph Ennis, Gail Ennis, Michael Ennis, Deborah O'Willow and Mark Ennis In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Hospice of the Valley, 1510 E. Flower Street, Phoenix, AZ 85014.  Condolences may be left in Arlene's name online guestbook at https://healgrief.org. The family wishes to extend their gratitude to Hospice of the Valley, Lund Home. Her sister Deborah, and her friends,Maria, Jane and PatBurial of her ashes will be at the Brigadier General William C. Doyle, Veterans's Memorial Cemetery, 350 Provinceline Rd. Rt #2, Wrightstown, NJ at a future date. 

A Memorial Service will be held at

Saint Stevens Catholic Churce

24827 S. Dobson Road

Sun Lakes , AZ 85248

On: Dec 14, 2016 — At: 10:00 AM

1 Response

  • Marie Gravesande On

    I am truly touched by your memorial statement of ' love' for your dear one Arlene F Leccese -aka- 'Pinky'. Love is a feeling of warm personal attachment or deep affection, as for a parent or child, and so forth; warm fondness or liking for another; also, the benevolent affection of God for his creatures or the reverent affection due from them to God; also, the kindly affection properly expressed by God’s creatures toward one another. You have truly shown this love for your dear one on the printed page. My deepest condolences in your time of grief. Just as Jesus resurrected Lazarus he can resurrect your loved one so you can be reunited. (John 11:43, 44) 'a better place'

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