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Chris Arnette
Chris Arnette passed away suddenly in the early morning of May 28th, 2020 at Norwalk Hospital.
Chris was the beloved Mama to her children, Tina Arnette Florek and Larry Arnette Jr, the BEST mother-in-law to their spouses, Rob and Erin, and the role she loved the most, grandmother to Paige, Mason, Tripp and Mark.
She is survived by her partner, Ken Block, sister, Susan Nemec and brothers, Johnny and Tommy Stabell. And, adored by her brother and sister-in-law, Joe and Gale. Also loved by her many nieces and nephews.
A lifelong Norwalk resident, she was the fun-loving, mischievous daughter of the late Paul and Louise Stabell. Chris always shared fond memories of growing up with her sister and 4 brothers on Adamson Ave. in South Norwalk.
Chris Arnette has been a cornerstone of Stew Leonard's for 43 years. She started out as a cashier, and moved on to being influential in establishing Stew Leonard's Bakery and Deli departments, before finding her true calling as the HR/Recruiting Manager for the last 35+ years. Any person who met Chris Arnette walked away better for it. Whether it be with a job opportunity, a bit of much needed advice, a shoulder to cry on, or a good laugh, you could always count on Chris for it. She had the best and most contagious laugh, that no doubt was the beginning of her many lifelong friendships. People just could not help but love Chris.
Chris loved people and she always made sure they knew it. Her sincerity and kindness will remain unmatched. Chris was a helper. If there was a need she would find a way to help. She did so by participated in countless food drives, blood drives, mentored at-risk children and so much more.
Chris Arnette was no doubt in heaven, that morning of May 28th. Her Mom and Dad, brothers David and Jimmy, nephew Gordon and husband Larry were all there to welcome her.
If each of us who knew her could commit to treating people with the level of respect, kindness and compassion that Chris did, we would not only honor her lasting legacy of good deeds, contagious laughter and benevolent spirit, but we would make our corners of the world better places. In a world where you can be anything, be kind, just like Chris would be.
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Published in The Hour on Jun. 4, 2020.
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June 19, 2020
Chris has help me with every outreach program I did, my prayers go out to the family. Thank You for allowing me to meet her. Thank You
larry keith johnson
June 19, 2020
My sincere condolences. Sending love and prayers.
Ellen Hayes McFadden
June 10, 2020
We were so saddened when we heard of Chrissy's passing. We were neighbors and have so many great memories of growing up with her and her family. I can't imagine what her family is going through. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all and may her beautiful soul rest in peace
DeVito Family
June 6, 2020
chrissy and i grew up together when she lived on adamson ave. i have great memories from then. we would pretend we had horses and we would ride then to school. her brother david always wore his cap( towel) because he was superman. when everyone was at the dinner table, mr stabell had a stick under table and who ever got out of hand got a tap from the stick, i get it few time by mistake. lol . me and chris had a good friendship and when i went to the store, i would go upstairs to see her and she would always ask about people from the neighborhood. me and chris had a good friendship and fun as kids, i am so sorry she was not able to move down south with her chidren. she waited so long. i will always remember chrissy.. May she rest in peace
kathy kuhn ross
June 4, 2020
Kevin Pierce, Alton brother and Mrs Pierce want to say the Chris and my family live in the same neighborhood Larry and I was the best of friend and when I would go and play with Larry she would always nice to me and my brother she would always offer us something to eat are drink always and her garden. My family brought two German Shepard dog on Adamson Ave in South Norwalk from her husband Larry and her. She was a beautiful lady with a beautiful personality. Deep sympathy Kevin Pierce & family.
Kevin ,brother Alton and my mother Ms Pierce
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