Theodora "Do" Arends

August 10, 1926 - March 25, 2018
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Theodora “Do” Arends, 91, died peacefully Sunday, March 25, 2018 at the East Longmeadow Skilled Nursing Center where she had resided since 2012.  Daughter of the late Dirk and Lolkje Conneman, Do was born in the Scheveningen part of The Hague on August 10, 1926.  She showed much tenacity and resourcefulness during the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands during World War II.  Having survived the ravages and horrors of living in a war torn country, she denounced war.

Always a free spirit, with a sense of adventure, Do lived in South Africa for 10 years and emigrated to the U.S. in the 1970’s , to be closer to her son. She and her husband owned and operated a print shop on Cape Cod for many years, retiring to Western Mass. Do was a member of the Irish Club while living on the Cape and donated to many animal welfare programs, having been an avid animal lover throughout her life.  She enjoyed classic films, jazz/classical music and the arts.  She touched many with her warm, generous and hospitable nature and her many gestures to those she loved.

A loving wife, mother, grandmother, aunt and friend, she will be deeply missed and lovingly remembered.

Do is survived by her daughter Erna Page of South Africa, her daughter-in-law Paula Arends of Belchertown, her grandchildren David and Debbie Page Atwell of South Africa; T.J. Arends of Pawtucket, RI; Laura Leitao of Cape Cod and Dan Arends of Belchertown. She also leaves her niece Ingrid den Hartog of NL, as well as extended family and friends in the Netherlands.  Sadly, in addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband of 50 years Jacobus “Jim” Arends, her beloved son Theodorus “Tom” Arends, her siblings Ems van der Roest and Laurens Conneman and her son-in-law Brian Page.

 

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Visitation Information

Visiting hours at the funeral home will precede the service from 10:00-11:00 AM.


Service Information

Funeral services will be held Saturday, March 31, 2018 at 11:00 AM at the Kapinos-Mazur Funeral Home, 64 Sewall St., Ludlow, MA Burial will follow in Island Pond Cemetery.


Donation Information

Donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s association or animal shelter of your choice.


 

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Timeline for Theodora "Do" Arends

Born: August 10, 1926
 
January 1, 1970
Birthday late 90s
Birthday late 90s
 
August 10, 2011
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Died: March 25, 2018

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Jill Norton posted on 3/31/18

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Paula arends posted on 3/31/18

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Don & Deb Chase posted on 3/29/18

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TJ Arends posted on 3/29/18

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George and Jan Simpson posted on 3/28/18

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monica den hartog posted on 3/28/18

Do was my great aunt, my grandmothers sister. I visited her last in 2008. We shared the love for jazz, movies and animals and the need to rescue them, especially cats. I miss her. Btw, I could only post this by logging on to an American server, because condoleances from Holland are blocked. Do would say "shame". Love you tante Do

 

Carla Chiavelli posted on 3/28/18

In memory of Theodora "Do" Arends, Carla Chiavelli lit a candle

 

Donna Moller posted on 3/27/18

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Michele posted on 3/27/18

In memory of Theodora "Do" Arends, Michele lit a candle

 

Paula posted on 3/27/18

Lieve Do Thank you for all you did for me over the past 26 years. You were a kind and generous woman with much compassion and spirit. Now you can rest easy with Jim, your adored Theo, and all your loved ones. Ik hou van je, Paula

 

Daniel Arends posted on 3/27/18

I will always love you my sweet and kindhearted grandmother. Your loving ways have made my life special being with you. Miss you my friend. Love your grandson Danny.

 

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