Name     Arvilla J. (Gaspa) Sarazen
      August 15, 1936 - April 21, 2017
Service Information     Thursday, May 4, 2017
10:00 AM
Sacred Heart Church
49 Sixth Street
Cambridge, MA 02141
Interment Information     Friday, May 5, 2017
1:00 PM
St. Peter's Cemetery
Provincetown, MA
Visitation     Wednesday, May 3, 2017
3:00-7:00 PM
Memorial Donations     All Care Hospice
210 Market Street
Lynn, MA


Sarazen (Gaspa), Arvilla J., age 80 of Cambridge and Arlington passed away in the company of loving family, on April 21, after a long illness. A native Cambridge resident and a graduate of the Cambridge Rindge and Latin class of 1954, in her later years she devoted herself to the causes affecting senior citizens and was a social warrior on their behalf. An active participant of the Cambridge Senior Center, she was a fixture on many of their trips. As a volunteer of the Center, she was known for greeting newcomers, providing them with tours and making them feel welcome. After her children, she loved the stage and a chance to sing and perform for a crowd. She was an enthusiastic participant of St. Patrick’s musicals, local theater and reveled in being the soloist. Later, at the Senior Center she sang in and directed the chorus. She was also active in the choir at the Sacred Heart Church in Cambridge. She is survived by her sons: Donald Jr., and his wife Barbara, their daughters Ashley Gullotti, her husband Jon and Kristen; James, his children Katelyn and Michael and their mother Valerie; William; and Daniel, his wife Kelly and their children Truman, Noah and Patrick. Also survived by Great-Granddaughter Olivia. Visiting will be held on Wednesday, May 3 from 3-7 PM at the Donovan-Aufiero Funeral Home, 140 Otis St., Cambridge and her Rite of Christian Burial will be on Thursday, May 4 in the Sacred Heart Church, 49 Sixth St., Cambridge at 10AM. Interment will take place on Friday, May 5 at St. Peter’s Cemetery in Provincetown at 1 PM. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to All Care Hospice, 210 Market Street, Lynn, MA.