Lourdes M. (Roth) Arena, of Hull, died on Nov. 28. She was 61.
After living abroad in Mexico, Ireland, and England during the initial years of her life, Lourdes spent her childhood in Hingham, later living in Weymouth and in Hull, where she resided for the past 20 years. Lourdes was deeply empathetic, dedicating a significant portion of her personal and professional life to caring for others. She worked as a registered nurse and personal caregiver for more than 25 years.
She was a compassionate and sensitive person, who loved the beach and watching sunsets at the Hull Gut. She loved all animals and had many pets throughout her life. She enjoyed watching British TV series and was thrilled to have traveled to London twice within the past several years. A lover of music, she had a deep passion for English rock bands, especially the Rolling Stones.
The wife of John Arena, of Hull, Lourdes was the loving mother of Marisa Roth and her fiancé, Eric Peterson, of Holbrook, and Kailen Arena, of Hull. She was the youngest of four children born to the late Edward J. Roth and Kathleen R. Roth; she was the sister of Maureen Gray, Edward Roth and his wife, Pamela, of Hingham, and Bridget Roth, of Hull; aunt to Brianna Gray; and adoring grandma “Lala” to Noah, Eli, and Seamus. She is also survived by many other family members, including cousins and nieces and nephews of John and the late Brian McKinnon, and by friends.
Her family meant the world to Lourdes, and she loved spending time with her three grandsons. She will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend the visiting hours on Thursday, Dec. 9, from 4-8 p.m., in the Pyne Keohane, 21 Emerald St. (off Central Street), Hingham. A funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday, Dec. 10, at 10:30 a.m., in St. Ann’s Church, Hull. Cremation will follow.
In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Lourdes and in honor of her love of animals can be made to Hull Seaside Animal Rescue, 487 Nantasket Ave., Hull, MA 02045.