Pasquale A. ‘Pat’ Arrigo, a respected pharmacist, committed family man, and avid sportsman, passed away peacefully on September 4, 2023, in Danvers, Massachusetts. Born on July 7, 1927, in Somerville, Massachusetts, he was 96 years old at the time of his passing.
Pasquale was the son of the late Joseph and Rose (Albanese) Arrigo. He was the beloved brother of Joseph Arrigo of Franklin and the late Frank, Raymond, Concetta Luisi, James, Louis Arrigo, and Mary Jane Lantz. Pat was a cherished figure in his family, known for his loving nature, intelligence, and optimism.
Pat was a graduate of Somerville High School and the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy. He and his brothers Raymond and Joseph owned and operated Arrigo Brothers Pharmacy of Brookline for over 35 years. His dedication and commitment to his profession earned him the respect and admiration of his peers and the community he served.
He was a proud veteran of the United States Navy and was honorably discharged in 1946.
Pat was married to Alvena Kelly Arrigo for 68 blissful years until her passing. Together, they had five children: Ronald A Arrigo (Sarah, deceased) of Boxford, Linda Arrigo Corbett, deceased (James Corbett) of Topsfield, Glenn A Arrigo (Elise) of Cape Coral FL, Judith J Arrigo (Karen Reilly) of Andover, and Andrew A Arrigo (Patricia) of Encinitas CA. Pat was also the grandfather of five: Necole, Matthew and Brittany Arrigo, Michael Taub and James Arrigo, all of California.
Pasquale was an active and athletic individual, showcasing his skills in the Senior Olympics for several years while living in Florida. He excelled at basketball free throw shooting and bocce, which he played with his talented partner, Alvena. His competitive spirit was infectious and inspired those around him to participate in the games he so enjoyed. He took great pride in his many gold medals (less so of his silver and bronze).
Pat and his wife Alvena were also avid travelers, exploring various parts of the US, Europe, and the Caribbean. They built a house in Dennis on the Cape in 1990, where they spent countless hours tending to their beautiful flower gardens. Their love for nature and the outdoors was evident in the care they took of their home and the joy they derived from it.
In his life, Pat was a beacon of optimism and intelligence. He lived his life with a sense of purpose and passion, inspiring those around him with his zest for life. His loving nature made him a cherished figure in his family and community, and his legacy will continue to live on through the many lives he touched.
In the end, Pasquale A. ‘Pat’ Arrigo will be remembered as much more than a successful pharmacist and a devoted family man. He will be remembered as a man who lived his life to the fullest, cherished his loved ones, and made a positive impact on the world around him. His memory will be cherished by all who knew him.