Arlene Meunier obituary

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Arlene Meunier obituary

Arlene A. (Scannell) Meunier, 89, of Ipswich, wife of the late Albert (Butch Miller) L. Meunier Jr., passed away peacefully at the Masconomet Healthcare Center in Topsfield on Thursday, April 9, 2020.

She was born in Cambridge on December 11, 1930, to her late parents, Dennis and Martha Scannell.

Arlene was an avid Red Sox fan. While she never attended a game, she made sure to watch all televised games. 

She also enjoyed writing letters to those she cared about, and she was a word search pro.

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Arlene enjoyed spending time with her family. She spent her waking moments thinking about the day ahead for each of them. 

She made sure to never let a day go by without checking in with her daughter, Pat, and looked forward to their special trips to the Village Restaurant for her clams and scallops. 

She also looked forward to spending time with her great-granddaughters and family. 

Her great-granddaughters, Mackenzie and Cassandra, will miss “Great Grammy” tremendously, as we all will.

She was predeceased by her loving husband, Albert (Butch Miller) Meunier, Jr., on March 9, 1993. 

Butch and Arlene were married at Saint Joseph Church in Ipswich on June 19, 1955, and made their home in Ipswich. 

Arlene leaves a daughter, Patricia (James) Stewart, of Ipswich. She also leaves behind her beloved grandchild and great-grandchildren: Alexander (Mechelle) Stewart and Mackenzie and Cassandra Stewart, and grand-doggie, Cocoa, in addition to the many special friends and family that made her laugh and smile.

Private graveside services will be held for family in the Cowles Memorial Cemetery, 29 Town Farm Road, Ipswich. 

In lieu of flowers, and at Arlene’s request, donations may be made to the Ipswich Humane Group, P.O. Box 873, Ipswich, MA 01938. 

Arrangements are under the direction of the Morris Funeral Home of Ipswich. To send a condolence to Arlene’s family, please go to

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