Arlene Alice Finkle, 91, of Great Barrington died Sunday January 28, 2018 at Berkshire Medical Center in Pittsfield. She was born in New Haven CT on April 15, 1926 daughter of Edward and Myrtle (Davis) McLaughlin. Arlene graduated from New Marlborough High School class of 1944 and from Berkshire Business College in 1945. She worked as a secretary for Wheeler and Taylor in the 40’s and in the kitchen at the Red Barn and Butternut in the 60’s. Arlene enjoyed gardening and embroidery and attended the Christian Calvary Chapel. She moved to Great Barrington in 1945, then in Japan from 1953 to 1956 then Oakland CA in 57 and the Azores in 1958 to 1959. Arlene’s husband Harold B. Finkle whom she married in Great Barrington on November 23, 1946 in Great Barrington predeceased her on October 26, 1997. Arlene is survived by two sons, Wayne Finkle and his wife Sue of Milo ME and Dale Finkle of Great Barrington, three grandsons, Jason, Justin and James and four great grandchildren. In addition to her husband Harold B., Arlene is predeceased by her son Kevin B. Finkle in 1977, daughter in law Jodie Finkle and sister Nelva Cronin.
A graveside service for Alrene Alice Finkle will be held on Friday February 2 at 1:00 PM in Mill River Center Cemetery in Mill River. There are no calling hours. BIRCHES-ROY FUNERAL HOME 33 South Street Great Barrington MA 01230 entrusted with arrangements. Condolences may be made through birchesroyfuneralservices.com.