DUNBARTON - Arlene Desmond, 76, passed away following a brief illness surrounded by her loving family.Born on May 2, 1937, in Clarke Island, Maine, she was the daughter of Hubert and Alberta Rackliff. Later in life she moved to Dunbarton, where she lived for 24 years.During her life she enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. Her greatest pasttime included early morning boat rides on Lake Winnisquam and evenings around the camp fire surrounded by loved ones.Arlene is survived by her husband, Francis Desmond Sr., daughter Alicia Brady and her husband Shawn, grandchildren Timothy and his wife Jessica, Derrick and his wife Jessica, Christopher, Tyler, and Brittney. Great- grandchildren Brady, Kaylee, Elise and Wills. She was predeceased by her son Francis Desmond Jr., and her sister Judy Yebba.
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SERVICES: Calling hours will be held at the French and Rising Funeral Home, 17 South Mast St., Goffstown, 03045, on March 5, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. with the funeral service beginning at 5 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Payson Center at Concord Hospital. Please visit www.frenchandrising.com for more information or to sign an online guestbook.
Published in Union Leader on Mar. 3, 2014