July 29, 1956 ~ July 10, 2020 (age 63)

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SOUTHWICK-Arlene G. Twining, 63, passed away on Friday, July 10, 2020. 

Arlene was born in Messena, NY on July 29, 1956, to Aden and Gail O’Shaughnessy.

Arlene will be remembered for her helpful and caring spirit.  From driving her friends to the pharmacy to pick up medications and supplies to preparing a meal for a neighbor or friend who was in need, Arlene joyfully stepped in to help in any way she could.

Arlene had a great love for animals, she fostered and raised many furry friends through the years.

At a younger age Arlene enjoyed fishing with her family and friends.  She enjoyed the time volunteering for Meals on Wheels, especially the time she got to spend visiting and chatting with her elderly clients.  But most of all, Arlene enjoyed time spent playing games on her smart phone and tablet.

Arlene is predeceased by her father Aden O’Shaughnessy and her son Robert Twining. 

She leaves her sons Eric Twining and his wife Jessica Arrowsmith of Becket, MA and Nathan Twining of Southwick, MA, her brother Brian O’Shaughnessy of NY, her 2 sisters Cindy Carr and her husband Dave of CO, and Debra Beraudo and her husband Dave of CO, her granddaughter Madison Twining, along with many other family members and friends. 

All services for Arlene will be private and held at the convenience of the family. 

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