Arlene Kathleen Vining, 93, formerly of 2653 Whitney Ave., Hamden, wife of the late Walter L. Vining, passed away in Cheshire on September 8, 2009. She was born in Hamden on January 4, 1916 to the late Raymond and Sarah Fitch Visel. Arlene leaves her children, Wendy Vining of Wallingford, James Vining of Branford, Walter Vining and his wife Barbara of Wallingford; sister, Elizabeth Cassidy of Cheshire; grandson Walter Vining and his wife Sonja of Wallingford, three great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her son Paul Vining and siblings, Raymond, Arthur, Edward, and Shirley Visel. Arlene had been a life long resident of Hamden and an active member of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church for the last 88 years. She was an avid bridge player who most of all loved spending time with her family. Funeral from BEECHER & BENNETT, 2300 Whitney Ave., Hamden on Friday, September 11th at 9:30 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church. Friends may visit with her family Friday morning from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Interment will take place in St. Mary's Cemetery. In lieu of flowers contributions in Arlene's memory may be sent to the SARAH Foundation, 246 Goose Lane, Suite 104, Guilford, CT 06437-2186.

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  1. Aldona and I were very sorry to hear that Arlene had died. We have fond memories of her laughter and fun-loving outlook on life in spite of hardships and sorrow. She was important to many of the kids in our old neighborhood always making us welcome. Her house was the gathering place for us before going to Legion Field, fishing, or the swimming hole. We extend our deepest sympathy to you all. We know that she is at peace and the Lord welcomed her with open arms into His home as she welcomed us so often into hers.

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