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Arlene M. Butwell

June 28, 1937 – March 24, 2023 (age 85)

Newburgh, NY

Arlene M. Butwell, entered into rest on March 23, 2023 after a brief illness. She went to join her beloved husband of 65 years, Joseph J. Butwell who predeceased her this past August.

Born Arlene Marie Reed to the late Donald Francis and Sue Corrado Reed in Newburgh NY, she was a graduate of Newburgh Free Academy and a proud life-long Newburgh resident. She and Joe spent their courtship years exploring Newburgh from the bluff, to the waterfront, Broadway and beyond, and her fond memories of the ‘glory days’ of Newburgh never dimmed.

Arlene is survived by her four children, David Butwell (Gina Glynn) of Newburgh, Sue Ann Brainard (Doug) of Rochester NY, Janice Butwell of Nyack NY, and Joseph C. Butwell (Andrea) of Watertown, CT. Also survived by her grandchildren, Andrew Butwell (Veronica Correa), Matthew Butwell (Christina Ferrari), Carly Butwell Daring (Tim), Jack Glynn, Sagan, Casey, Ryan, Sydney and Ezra Jane Butwell, and great-grandchildren, Landon, Lilah and Julian Daring, Jonathan Correa and Noah and Kiera Butwell as well as her sisters-in-law Carole Butwell Striano and Nan Marie Butwell Heter and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her sisters Shirley Alfano and Marilyn Quinn.

She was a tireless volunteer at Sacred Heart Schooland an avid swimmer at the Y in New Windsor. She resided at the Artis Senior Living in Chestnut Ridge during a battle with dementia.

Arlene’s family would like to thank her many caregivers for their kindness and caring in her final year. Donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, or the Arthritis Foundation.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, March 28 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Brooks Funeral Home, 481 Gidney Avenue, Newburgh NY 12550 with a service on Wednesday, March 29 at 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home. Internment will follow at Calvary Cemetery, Route 9W South and Route 94, New Windsor, NY 12553.

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