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Arthur "Art" Anthony DiRienzo

Arthur DiRienzo, 91, resident of 501 Sunset Drive widower of Janet E. Hamre DiRienzo passed away Sunday Jan. 25, 2015 at Hospice of the Piedmont in Greenwood, SC.

Born in Revere, MA he was a son of the late Joseph DiRienzo and Cecelia Chigisola DiRienzo.

Art worked as a maintenance supervisor and recreation center manager. In his spare time he pursued his passion of playing and teaching guitar to many appreciative souls. He retired and moved to Abbeville at age 69. He was an active member and supporter of Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Though he retired from work, he kept his love of music at Abbeville Opera House and performing for assisted living and nursing homes in the greater Abbeville Area. He was also a member of the Knights of Columbus. His loving family and his many friends will miss him.

Survivors are three daughters Lori Eller of Abbeville, SC, Susan Erhardt (Steven) of San Antonio, TX and Donna Catone (Marc) of Lansing, NY; one brother Joseph DiRienzo, Jr. of Norton, MA; seven grandchildren Jason Erhardt, Alexander Erhardt, Kelsey Eller, Jacob Eller, Michael Eller, Justin Eller and Amanda Catone; eleven great-grandchildren and dearest friend, Sharon Linnehan.

Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday Jan. 28, 2015 at 11:00 AM in the chapel of Chandler-Jackson Funeral Home with Father Bob Sayer officiating. The burial will follow in Long Cane Cemetery. The family is at 205 Millwood Rd. Abbeville, SC.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday morning from 10:00 until 11:00 AM at the funeral home prior to services.

Memorials in memory of Arthur may be made to St. Jude Children's Hospital 262 Danny Thomas Place Memphis, TN 38105 or to Sacred Heart Catholic Church PO Box 812 Abbeville, SC 29620.


Chandler-Jackson Funeral Home
208 South Main Street
Abbeville, SC  29620
Wednesday, January 28, 2015
10:00 - 11:00 AM


Funeral Home
Chandler Chapel, Chandler-Jackson Funeral Home
208 South Main Street
Abbeville, SC  29620
Wednesday, January 28, 2015
11:00 AM


Long Cane Cemetery
184 Hwy 20
Abbeville ,  SC  29620

Memorial Contributions

St. Jude's Children Hospital
262 Danny Thomas Place
Memphis, TN 38105 Sacred Heart Catholic Church
PO Box 812
Abbeville, SC 29620

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My heart is broken at the loss of my dear friend. I feel your pain. Please know my thoughts and prayers are with each of you, his family and friends. He and I had a mutual love of music. I was able to sing with him as he played on a few occasions at the assisted living and adult day care as well as in the choir loft of Sacred Heart. I miss him daily.

Pam Hanks Feb 24 2015 12:00 AM

Rest in Sweet Peace Uncle Art, you were most certainly loved, I'm sure you'll be teaching those Angels just how to play it right ! Love Geralynne, Gordon, Kyle & Miranda

Geralynne Winget Feb 8 2015 12:00 AM

Sue & Steve and family. Please know that as your friends our thoughts and prayers are with you. Be safe on your travels home.

Hans & Kay Micklitz Jan 29 2015 12:00 AM

Donna and Family,Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

Susan and Tracy Stroup Jan 28 2015 12:00 AM

Donna and family - we are so sorry to learn of your father's passing. We know it is a most difficult time, and hope that the love and prayers of friends and family help to ease your pain.Lupe and Robert Enriquez

Lupe and Robert Enriquez Jan 27 2015 12:00 AM

Uncle Art, your musical talent and your love of music will be greatly missed, love John & Kathy.

John & Kathy Goguen Jan 27 2015 12:00 AM

I am sorry for your loss and have no words to express it. I will miss Art's hugs, smiles, and questions about how things were going in my life. He was such a warm and caring person and will be greatly missed.

Adrienne Padner Jan 26 2015 12:00 AM

DiRienzo family- I am sorry to hear about your father. I can only imagine how you must feel. I hope you can find comfort in the Bible's promise to end suffering forever(Revelation 21:4). My sincerest sympathies go out to all of you.

Adriane Jan 26 2015 12:00 AM

I will truly miss your smiling face at church on Sundays. We were blessed to have known you. Prayers to your family.

Karen/Dale Sherwood Jan 25 2015 12:00 AM