Arline E. Shenette, 88, of Shrewsbury


obit-arline-e-shenetteShrewsbury – Arline E. (Perkins) Shenette, 88, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017 at home, surrounded by her loving family, following a lengthy illness. Her husband, Leo Shenette Sr., passed away in 1992.

Arline is survived by her three sons, Leo Shenette Jr. and his wife Patricia of Webster, Barry Shenette, and William Shenette of Shrewsbury; 10 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. Arline was predeceased by her brothers, Ralph, Lester, and Irving Perkins, and sisters, Doris Roy and Shirley Giddings.

She was born Dec. 2, 1928 in Shrewsbury, daughter of the late Emma (Graves) and Roscoe Perkins. She was a caregiver, particularly for her brother, Irving, after he sustained serious injuries serving in World War II, and also for her father, Roscoe.

Arline found strength in her faith in God, and happiness in life’s simple pleasures. She so loved her sons and their families and all who visited, and most of all her grandchildren.

All are welcome to gather with Arline’s family Sunday, Jan. 22, from 2-5 p.m., at Roney Funeral Home, 152 Worcester St., North Grafton. A prayer service will be held for Arline Monday, Jan. 23, at 11 a.m., in the funeral home. She will then be laid to rest with her husband at Mountainview Cemetery in Shrewsbury.

Please visit a Book of Memories for Arline at to share a story, memory, or message of sympathy with her family.

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