Arabella Nicole Nucciarone, 2, gained her angel wings and is now in the loving arms of God. She was born June 20, 2017, in Cleveland, and entered into Heaven December 26, 2019. Her time with us was short but the love and happiness she brought to everyone cannot be measured.
Arabella leaves behind the most loving parents, Anthony and Nicole (nee Shandle) Nucciarone; one of her best friends, her twin sister Adrienne; and her other best friend, her big sister Emma.
Arabella, "Belle Belle" "Bella" loved movies, especially Frozen and she could quote the movie Coraline almost word for word. She loved Trolls and loved to sing and dance. She would often be heard singing Johnny Johnny and she loved to sing 'Girls like you' by Maroon Five. She often asked her Momma to play 'Open up your eyes,' while riding in the car and would sing it as loud as she could. Arabella loved eating ice cubes (yes ice cubes!) and popsicles, using her adorable smile and beautiful eyes to easily con her way into getting a second one almost every time she asked. She loved playing peek-a-boo and singing 'Head, shoulders, knees and toes'!
Arabella, many times throughout the day and out of the blue, would say “Mommy, you're so beautiful” and “I love you, Mommy.” Whenever she heard the garage door open, she would happily yell, “Oh you're home Daddy/Mommy!” She often said “Yay! We did it!” after completing even the smallest of tasks. Arabella loved playing with both of her sisters and especially enjoyed Ring around the Rosie, laughing and smiling as they all fell down. She loved to get into her big sister Emma's room, whether it was a good time for Emma or not, and play with all of Emma's toys.
Arabella will be so missed by her best buddies, Nana and Poppa (great-grandparents) Ron and Joyce Kokay. She is also survived by great-grandparents, Jim and June Nucciarone, and Shirley Shandle; grandparents, Jon and Karen (nee Kokay) Magnusson, Chris and Toni (nee Federico) Noonan, and Tom and Christy Shandle; and many loving aunts, uncles, cousins and many other loving family members.
She was preceded in death by her paternal grandfather, Richard D. Nucciarone; great-grandparents, Mia and Anthony Federico; great-grandfather, Clifford Shandle; uncle, Chris Magnusson; and dear friend, Arthur Wills.
Arabella was born with HLHS (Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome) and truly was a Heart Warrior. She went through so much in her short life, but was so quick to recover and she got right back to laughing and playing.
“We know her heart is now whole as she took a piece of ours with her. We will forever remember and cherish her smile, her love, her laughter - and we will sing the songs she loved so much. We will forever remember Arabella.”
Family will receive friends from 3 to 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 4, with a prayer service at 6 p.m. at McMahon-Coyne-Vitantonio Funeral Home, 38001 Euclid Ave. Willoughby. Burial will be private.
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