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Arlene Malone, Green Bay, peacefully entered into eternal life Monday, April 21, 2014. She was born in Jersey City, NJ to John F. and Anastatia (O'Neill) Tyrrell and graduated from Henry Snyder High School in Jersey City.
Arlene married Leo Malone in 1962 at Our Lady of Victories Catholic Church in Jersey City. She was devoted to her faith, a member of St. Paul's Blessed Mother Sodality in Jersey City and a member of Resurrection Catholic Parish in Green Bay since 1972 where she taught CCD for many years and served as a Eucharistic Minister, delivering Holy Communion to hospitals and nursing homes. She was a member of Green Bay Catholic Women's Club. Arlene had an early career as a secretary in Manhattan and later in Green Bay. While raising her family she also studied at UW-Green Bay.
Arlene was a volunteer with the Literacy Council, teaching adult English language learners. She was especially proud to have a student achieve citizenship. Arlene was a founding member of the Shamrock Club of Green Bay where she served as an officer and especially enjoyed Irish dancing. In 2013 she was named Irish Person of the Year. Arlene was happiest while spending time with her family. She will be remembered for her peaceful presence, joyful soul, and nurturing ways.
Arlene is survived by her husband, Leo; children, Patricia (Al) Dolata, Janet (Dan) Conard, Leo (Lisa) Malone, Nancy (Mike) Williquette, Dan (Shelly) Malone, Sharon (Paul) Jensen, Carol Jean (Scott) Harrig; grandchildren, Anna (Dave), Laura, Riley, Sydney, Ella, Matt, Hailey, Olivia, Macy, Molly, Kellan, Hope Arlene, Nadia, Sadie; great-grandson on the way; sister, Marie (Pat) O'Brien; aunt, Rose Donahue; her in-laws, Bernard (Helen) Malone, Robert (Marilyn) Malone, Alice Malone, Thomas (Kathy) Malone, Cecilia (William) McGuire, Nancy Malone, Betty Jane MacKenzie, Kathy Tyrrell; and many other nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Dolores Schroepfer; brother, John Tyrrell; niece, Nancy Tyrrell; brothers-in-law, James Malone and Gerald Malone; sister-in-law, Sheila Malone; and nephew Timothy Malone.
Friends may call at Blaney Funeral Home, 1521 Shawano Ave., from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday. A Shamrock Club Service will be held at 6:45 p.m. Thursday and a Parish Wake Service will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at Resurrection Catholic Church, 333 Hilltop Dr., Allouez, from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Friday. The Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the church with Rev. Paul Demuth officiating. To send online condolences, please go to www.BlaneyFuneralHome.com.
Arlene's family would like to extend a special thank you to Dr. Steven Asma, Dr. Peter Fergus, Dr. Tracy Sherman, and caregivers at N.E.W. Curative Workshop, Unity Hospice, Bornemann Nursing Home and Heritage Gardens; and the Resurrection Parish and Norbertine Community for care and prayers provided over the past years. Family welcomes memorial contributions to St. Patrick's food pantry and
Blaney Funeral Home
1521 Shawano Ave.
Green Bay, WI 54303
Published in Green Bay Press-Gazette from Apr. 23 to Apr. 25, 2014