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Arlene V. (Glenn) Fecteau

March 1, 1927 ~ September 15, 2017 (age 90)

Arlene Veronica (Glenn) Fecteau, 90, of West Warwick, passed away on Friday, September 15, 2017 at the Apple Rehab Clipper in Westerly. She was the beloved wife of the late Roland A. Fecteau.

A lifelong resident of West Warwick, Arlene was born March 1, 1927 and was the daughter of the late Andrew and Kathryn (McKenna) Glenn.

She was a former threader at the Ronnie Lace Mill in Coventry.  Later, she spent many years as the mailroom supervisor at the Community College of Rhode Island’s Knight Campus in Warwick, retiring in 1998.

Arlene loved, in no particular order, bingo, bowling at Mac’s in West Warwick, card games, Dunkin’ Donuts iced coffee, ice cream, and most desserts, especially anything from Borrelli’s in Coventry. She enjoyed going out to breakfast, going out to lunch, and going out to dinner; her favorites included a coffee and a donut from Dunkin’, hot wieners and fries from the NY System, the Crow’s Nest, and Marchetti’s. She hated cooking and would only do it when she had to, but she made a mean potato salad. A perfect day involved a morning spent shopping with her daughter, Cheryl, and then going out for lunch.

She was known as “Ma” by her daughter, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren alike. Her family is grateful that Ma managed to get in one last game of bingo before she passed; we’re also sure that Ma would be very pleased that when she left this world, it was while wearing makeup and lipstick with her hair done.

Arlene played the organ, loved Christmas music, and loved dogs, including her beloved collie Penny. She enjoyed last-minute shopping on Christmas Eve, Hallmark Christmas movies, Lifetime movies, Days of Our Lives, and any show on the Game Show Network, but especially Family Feud, The Price is Right, Jeopardy, and of course Wheel of Fortune (“the Wheel.”) She hated spicy food, garlic, and cheese, and any kind of breaking news that interrupted her shows.

Arlene was a lifelong parishioner of SS. Peter & Paul Church in West Warwick. She was a member of the Supreme Emblem Club and a former member of the Rosary & Altar Guild at SS Peter & Paul.

Arlene is survived by her daughter, Cheryl Darnbrough, and son-in-law, David Darnbrough, of Charlestown, RI; her brother, Francis ‘Bucky” Glenn of Coventry; her sister-in-law, Sylvia Nadeau of West Warwick; her grandson, Drew Darnbrough of New York, NY; her granddaughter, Kerri Connolly and her husband Brian Connolly of Navarre, FL; two great-grandchildren, Shane and McKenna Connolly; and several nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial on Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017 at 11:00 am in SS. Peter & Paul Church, 48 Highland St., West Warwick followed by interment in SS. Peter & Paul Cemetery, Coventry.  Visiting hours are respectfully omitted.  In lieu of flowers contributions to the American Lung Association, RI Chapter, 260 W. Exchange St., Suite 102B, Providence, RI 02903 in her memory would be appreciated.  Arrangements with HENAULT- GALLOGLY Funeral Home.  Information and condolences, please visit

 Service Information

Mass of Christian Burial
September 23, 2017

11:00 AM
SS. Peter & Paul Church
48 Highland Street
West Warwick, RI 02893

September 23, 2017

12:00 PM
SS. Peter & Paul Cemetery
20 Brown Street
Coventry, RI 02816

Visitation Respectfully Omitted

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