Arlene G. Riedle, 92, of Hopkinton, passed away Sept. 20. Born in Milford, she was the daughter of the late Alice G. (Barrows) and Ernest L. Kempton. She was the wife of 68 years to John Irwin Riedle of Hopkinton.
Arlene was a dedicated wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was a lifelong member of the former Pine Street Baptist Church in Milford, where she served as a deaconess and was active in many other church ministries.
Besides her husband, Arlene is survived by four children, Deborah Blicharz and her husband, Thomas, of Hopkinton, Janice Bouchard and her husband, John, of West Hartford, Connecticut, Judith Hanson and her husband, Richard, of Lawrence, and John Riedle and his wife, Miriam, of Ft. Plain, New York. She also leaves behind her grandchildren, Elizabeth Blicharz Arnone and her husband, Ivan, of Paramus, New Jersey, Abigail Blicharz Kirstein and fiance Aaron Newton of Mendon, Julia Muldoon and her husband, Michael, of Plainville, Connecticut, Richard Hanson and his partner, Elizabeth Biasiucci, of Londonderry, New Hampshire, and Ross Hanson of Nashua, New Hampshire, as well as four great-grandchildren, Gwendolyn, Emmett, Emma and Grace, many nieces and nephews, and a sister-in-law, Frances Kempton of Palm Coast, Florida. She is predeceased by her brother, Ernest L. Kempton Jr.
A memorial service was held with family at The Sanctuary at Woodville. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Sanctuary at Woodville, 249 Wood St., Hopkinton, MA 01748 or The Friends of Beaumont/Westborough, Attn. Amy Griffin, 3 Lyman St., Westborough, MA 01581. Arrangements were under the care of the Chesmore Funeral Home of Hopkinton (ChesmoreFuneralHome.com).