In memory of
Arrigo, John John Francis Arrigo, age 63, of Caledonia, passed away peacefully in the arms of his wife, daughters and sister on Wednesday, June 7, 2017 after a spartan battle with cancer. John was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and remained a city boy at heart all his life. For those of you that knew John well (and most did because he loved to talk), you would know that he set the bar high when it came to never letting the facts get in the way of telling a good story; his passion, love and knowledge of all things music, mastering the art of food and cooking with his shirt off, using words not found in Webster's Dictionary (known as "John-isms"), showing compassion and empathy to those in need, making people laugh and most of all, wearing his heart on his sleeve and loving until it hurt. He was an amazing father, husband, brother, uncle and good friend. He was a Son of the American Legion Post #305 in Caledonia. John was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Benedetta (Licari) Arrigo. He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Yvonne Fliearman Arrigo; three daughters and their partners: Jessica and Troy, Bianca and David, Meghan and Mark; his three grandchildren: Jacob, Giovanni, Sophia; sister and brother-in-law, Maria and Kirk Kemp; and many nieces and nephews. Services for John will be held Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at the Matthysse Kuiper DeGraaf Chapel, 616 E. Main St., Caledonia. The family will receive relatives and friends at the funeral home on Friday from 6-8:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions be given to Gilda's Club of Grand Rapids or Spectrum Health Hospice. Condolences may be sent online at www.mkdfuneralhome.com .
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