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Obituary for Arleen Scanlon

Arleen Scanlon
LITTLE FALLS-Mrs. Arleen (Hudd) Scanlon, 85, of Shells Bush Rd., Little Falls, passed away on Sunday afternoon, July 22, 2007 in Van Allen's Nursing Home, Little Falls. At the time of her passing she had the love and support of her family at her bedside. Relatives and friends are invited to calling hours at the Enea Family Funeral Home, 24 W. Monroe St., Little Falls, on Friday, July 27, 2007 from 5-8 p.m. Mrs. Scanlon's funeral will commence at 10:15 am on Saturday, July 28, 2007 from the chapel of the funeral home where prayer will be offered by Sister Marilyn Hayes, CSJ and at 11 am from Holy Family Parish, corner of E. Main and John Streets, Little Falls, where the Rev. Anthony Ligato, pastor, will celebrate her Mass of Christian Burial. Members of the Holy Family Parish Rosary Society will form an honor guard at the church on Saturday. Procession will follow to St. Mary's Cemetery, town of Herkimer, where she will be laid to rest in the family plot. Kindly consider memorial offerings to the American Cancer Society, 430 Court St Utica, NY, 13501 or to the Smile Train Program, Central New York Center for Cleft and Craniofacial Disorders, SUNY Health Science Ctr., 750 E Adams St., CWB-2 nd, Syracuse, NY, 13210. Envelopes may be obtained at the funeral home. Mrs. Scanlon was born on October 21, 1921, in Little Falls, daughter of the late Arnold A. and Jessie M. (Flagg) Hudd and graduated from St. Mary's Academy. She furthered her education attending and graduating from Herkimer County Community College with a travel/tourism degree. June 29, 1940, marked the beginning of a loving and devoted union when Arleen was united in marriage with Kenneth W. Scanlon in St. Mary's Church, Little Falls. He passed away on December 3, 1993 after 53 years of marriage. Mrs. Scanlon was the owner and operator for many years of Travel World Agency, Little Falls. She was a dedicated and devout Catholic belonging to the Holy Family Parish, Little Falls and its Rosary society. For many years she took part in the St. Mary's Church festival and enjoyed cooking for the parish priests. Arleen was a member of the Oppenheim Senior Citizens. In her spare time she enjoyed painting and sewing. Many will remember her for her baking talents, especially her wedding cake creations. Most importantly, she derived special pride and enjoyment from her family always demonstrating an enthusiastic interest and support for their activities. Her kind heart and gentle spirit gained her the love of all who knew her. For many years she volunteered her time on Friday leading the rosary for the residents of St. Johnsville Nursing Home. She leaves six children: Thomas J. Scanlon and wife Laureen, James M. Scanlon and wife Pearl "Penny", and Joseph D. Scanlon and wife Valerie, Kathleen E. Canastar and husband Thomas, Sharon M. Scanlon, and Theresa M. "Terry" Scanlon, all of Little Falls; fifteen grandchildren: Donald P. Scanlon of Little Falls, Cheryl L. Davis and husband Daniel of Chico, Ca., Patricia R. Scanlon of Florida, Kristine M. Grimaldi and husband Joseph of Poland, Kevin J. Canastar of Little Falls, Patrick T. Canastar and wife Amanda of Herkimer, Kenneth W. Hailston and wife Cindy of South Carolina, Steven R. Hailston and wife Tiffany of Alabama, Laura E. Hailston of Frankfort, Ryan Scanlon of New York City, Tiffany M. Fletcher of Little Falls, Twins, Andrew and Kaylin Scanlon of Little Falls, Benjamin J. Scanlon and Jared M. Scanlon, both of Little Falls; and seven great grandchildren: Nicole Davis and Mark Davis of California, Joey, Paige, Steffi and Kyle Grimaldi all of Poland and Olivia Canastar of Herkimer. Survivors also include inlaws: Helen, Agnes, and Marion Scanlon, Ed and Teresa Scanlon; many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her son: K. Patrick Scanlon who passed away on October 2, 1982; her daughter in law, Joyce C. (Scanlon) Bradley, who passed away on May 28, 2007 and her brother Arnold Hudd who passed away in 1934. The family extends its heartfelt gratitude to the nurses and staff at Van Allen's Nursing Home, Little Falls, all of whom has demonstrated dedication, loving compassion, and helpful encouragement. The Oppenheim Senior Citizens will pay their respects at the funeral home at 6 p.m. on Friday evening.