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Mary Arlene Abrams, 96, a long-time resident of Wingdale, NY and St. Pete Beach, FL passed away peacefully on Thursday, April 1, 2021 at Sharon Health Care Center in Sharon, CT.

Born on Sunday, January 18, 1925 in Waddington, NY to Percy and Estella (Hollister) McMillan, she upheld the adage that “Sundays Child is Full of Grace.” Arlene with her husband Ben Abrams, who predeceased her in 1992 owned and operated Ben’s Store in Wingdale and worked at the Harlem Valley Psychiatric Center until her retirement in 1986. In Florida she was an active member of American Legion Post #305 and enjoyed traveling throughout the South. Arlene enjoyed her retirement years in Florida as she was thrilled in providing a beach retreat for all her children and grandchildren.

Arlene is survived by her children, Angela Dawn Fusco (John) of Wingdale; Redmond Wren Abrams (Helen) of Dover Plains; Virginia Sue Allan of Fort Wayne Indiana and Todd Richard Abrams (Laronna) of Highland, New York; 16 grandchildren, 23 great grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren. In addition, she is survived by a sister Lee McIntosh (Allan) of Waddington, NY. Arlene was pre-deceased by sisters Muriel Scott, Rose Johnson and brothers William, Robert and Roger McMillan.

The family wishes to thank the Sharon Health Care Center directors and staff for their compassionate and professional care.

A private memorial service to celebrate her life will be held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Hufcut Funeral Home in Dover Plains, NY. To send the family an online condolence, please visit www.hufcutfuneralhome.com

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