Arlene M. Wilson, 81, Watertown

WATERTOWN, NY —  The graveside service for Arlene M. Wilson will be 1:45 p.m. Monday, Oct. 11, in Dexter Cemetery. Burial will immediately follow. Calling hours will precede the service 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Reed & Benoit Funeral Home.

Arlene passed away Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2021, at Samaritan Medical Center. She was 81 years old.

Born Aug. 16, 1940, in Watertown, a daughter to Arthur J. and Ella Grace (Luffman) Villeneuve, she was educated locally. Throughout the course of her career Arlene worked as a housekeeper at many places, most recently Sarasota Motor Inn, Florida.

Her first marriage to John A. Brown would end in divorce. She later married Albert Wilson who would predecease her.

Arlene enjoyed being a working mom. She loved bingo, dancing, and spending time with her family.

Arlene is survived by her eight children, Edward and Suzette Brown, Cindy Brown, John and Jane Brown, Allen and Heather Brown, Kim and Donald White, Tina and Scott Black, Sonya and Jack Scott, Owen and Roxanne Brown; her siblings, Joan Morris, Bev McCargar, Dorothy Knowlton; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Besides her husband, Albert, she was predeceased by a son, Arthur Brown.

Condolences may be made online at

Arrangements are with Reed & Benoit Funeral Home, Inc.