November 9, 1939 - March 23, 2021
Arlene R (Whitney) Keleher, 81, of Methuen, MA, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, March 23rd at Lawrence General Hospital surrounded by her beloved family. She was born and raised in Lawrence, MA, and was a member of the Lawrence High School Class of 1957. She was a retired telephone operator for New England Telephone. Her hobbies included gardening, coin collecting, reading, playing bingo, puzzles, going to Salisbury Beach, comparing notes on the daily paper crossword and the outings with her dear friends. She capped every evening with a nightly call from her loving niece, Wendy. She enjoyed family car trips to Skip’s for burgers and ice cream. She loved using every single inch of her kitchen, always experimenting with newly shared recipes to have goodies to bring to her friends, family, and neighbors. Christmas was a year round event in her heart and rarely went shopping without picking up a ‘little something for someone’. The annual after Thanksgiving dinner rounds of Scrabble were the games of the day. She also enjoyed day trips to Foxwoods with her family. She was predeceased by her husband, James A Keleher Jr. She will be missed by her children, Patricia Trum and her husband, Eric, John Keleher, Tim Keleher and his fiancé Angela Pero, and Julie Keleher. She will also be missed by her grandchildren, Kaleb, Sabrina, Jerica, Jessica, and Anderson. She also leaves her two cousins Charlene Mitchell and her husband Steve, and Dorrell-Jo MacWhinnie, and several nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends are invited to call on Monday, March 29th, 2021 from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm at the John Breen Memorial Funeral Home, Inc., 122 Amesbury Street, Lawrence, MA. www.breenfuneralhome.com. Her funeral mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, March 30, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. in Saint Monica Church in Methuen, Massachusetts. Her burial will follow in the Elmwood Cemetery in Methuen, Massachusetts.
Arlene R (Whitney) Keleher, 81, of Methuen, MA, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, March 23rd at Lawrence General Hospital surrounded by her beloved family. She was born and raised in Lawrence, MA, and was a member of the Lawrence High School... View Obituary & Service Information
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