Arlene Robbins Pastella, 89, Wanakena

LIVERPOOL, NY – Arlene Victoria (Robbins) Pastella, 89, previously of Liverpool, NY, passed away peacefully at home in Wanakena, NY.

She was born on Oct. 20, 1929, in Lorraine, NY. Arlene was a homemaker and loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother.

She was a member of the Liverpool American Legion Women’s Auxiliary.

She was an accomplished seamstress since the age of 8 growing up on a farm on the Tughill Plateau during the Depression and graduated from Lowville Academy in 1947.  Arlene was a caring individual opening up her home to any family or friend that needed a place to live.  She was a dedicated worker caring for the elderly until she was 82.

She is predeceased by her parents, William D. and Florence (Gardner) Robbins; her husband Pat J. Pastella; brothers Clyde and Keith Robbins, sisters Audrey Ingersoll, Beatrice Crump and Beverly Minasian; and infant daughter Mary Annette.

Arlene is survived by three sons, Joseph M. (Kelly) of Liverpool, Michael J. (Darlena) of Williamstown, and William P. (Joanne) of Liverpool; and a daughter, Patricia M. Pastella of Wanakena. Brothers, Lyle of Lowville and Carl of Williamstown, a sister, Madalene Mackey of Lowville and Brother-in-law, Paul Minasian of Eastwood; 15 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.  All of whom loved her very much.

Following cremation, Arlene’s ashes will be buried in Assumption Cemetery, Syracuse, NY, with her predeceased husband Pat’s remains during a private ceremony in July.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association.

Arrangements are entrusted to Lundy Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Inc., 500 State Street, Carthage.

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