Lee Joseph Areyzaga

April 30, 1936 - January 11, 2018

Lee Joseph Areyzaga, age 81, of Fairview, Texas, passed away January 11, 2018, Lee was born April 30, 1936, in New York City, New York, to Frederick and Evelyn (Hartsell) Areyzaga.  He married Eileen McAuliffe on January 27, 1961, in New York.  Lee spent his career with UPS, moving to the Dallas area in 1971. 

He is survived by his wife, Eileen Areyzaga of Fairview, Texas; Daughters, Susan Short and husband, Jay of Huntsville, Alabama, Karen Makay and husband, Mickey of Santa Clara, California, and Deirdre Utley and husband, Dan of Allen, Texas; grandchildren, Travis, Samantha, Allison, Lauren, and Brooke; and sisters, Margaret, Rose, Carol, and Debbie; and brothers, Richard and Michael.

He was preceded in death by his parents, brother, Fred, and sisters, Antoinette and Barbara.

A funeral service will be held at 1:30 p.m., Thursday, January 18, 2018, at St. Jude Catholic Church in Allen, Texas.  The family will receive friends for a Rosary on Thursday January 18, 2018 at 7:00 p.m., with a visitation following from 7:30 – 9:00 p.m. at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home in Allen.   Interment will take place at 10:00 a.m., Friday, January 19, 2018, at Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery in Dallas, Texas.

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Dear Susan! i am so sorry to hear of the loss of your dad. His picture just made me smile because I so remember that happy face, it makes me think of spending the night at your house! I can still see us watching Saturday night wrestling! Your dad was such a kind and solid father. In my mind's eye he was exactly the kind of father I wanted for my kids. I know all of you will miss him terribly, and i pray for your whole family to find peace. Give my love to your mother, I have such fond memories of her as well! Love, Kim Kim Schafer McAnally, January 18, 2018 wish I could be a the funeral but have Thursday committments - Will make an effort to get to the visitation at least. Many prayers for you and the family. Dale and Holly Brown, January 16, 2018 Leroy was one of the first persons I met when I came to Dallas from Michigan to work on special assignment for UPS. Leroy, George Bernard and myself were living in the UPS company apartment. Lee was a fine UPS partner and person with which to work. Rest in peace, Lee. Michael Wykrent, January 16, 2018 Karen and Mickey, My heartfelt sympathy to you. God Bless. . Aunt Sue and family Aunt Sue Makay, January 15, 2018 Eileen - We were so sorry to hear of Lee's death in the agenda for the HOA meeting. We hope if you need anything that you will let us know. Our prayers to you and your family in this hard time. Blessings to all of you, Pam and Gary Greenwood Pam and Gary Greenwood, January 15, 2018 Leroy and I met as young supervisors at UPS starting up the company's operation in Dallas. He came as "Lee" and quickly became LeRoy (the Texas way). We became roommates during the start up and later lifelong friends. I will always remember him fondly. He was a genuine person, who loved his wife and family dearly, and was a loyal and trusting friend. It was an honor to have known him. My wife and I send our most sincere condolences to Eileen and the family. Until we meet again old friend, Dave Hershberger Dave Hershberger, January 15, 2018 Karen, Mickey and family, We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Nancy Makay and Russ Polizzi , January 15, 2018 Very sorry for your loss. Steve Makay, January 14, 2018 So sorry for your loss. Fran Makay, January 14, 2018 Mr Areyzaga was a generous man who was always kind, and friendly. I'm happy I was able to know him. Condolences to all his family. Barbara Wolter, January 13, 2018 Lee , what a kind and warm man. I have very fond memories of him. He went out of his way to help me many times. Dana bowers, January 13, 2018 So sorry for all of your loss. Lee was loved by so many. I’m glad I got to meet him and your lovely family. Take care of yourselves now. He would want you to be strong for Eileen. God Bless. Bernie Durossette , January 13, 2018