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Arleen F. (McCarthy) Nadolny

Arleen F. (McCarthy) Nadolny
  • November 6, 1931 - September 11, 2020
  • Waltham, Massachusetts

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“Great memories of Hank and Arlene when David and i first married in 1975. We were always welcome at 97 Hillcrest Road in Waltham and felt so welcomed...Read More »
1 of 3 | Posted by: Charlene Mccarthy - Billerica, MA

“My condolences to Janice and family. I have fond memories of your mother and your home in Waltham. She was always so nice to us. My heart aches...Read More »
2 of 3 | Posted by: Darlene Thompson - Ann Arbor, MI

“R.I.P. Auntie Love Mark, Mike, James,Jessica Nadolny xo ”
3 of 3 | Posted by: Mark Nadolny - Waltham, MA


Mrs. Arleen F. (McCarthy) Nadolny, of Waltham, died Friday, September 11, 2020 in Maristhill Nursing & Rehabilitation Center after a long struggle with Alzheimer's disease. She was 88.

Arleen was born on November 6, 1931 in Waltham a daughter of the late John and Margaret (Connelly) McCarthy. Raised in Waltham she married Henry J. Nadolny on June 17, 1967 in Saint Mary's Church. Widowed at the age of 52, Henry died September 18, 1984.

She worked many years at J.L. Thompson Co. in Waltham before retiring.

Arleen loved all things Irish and faithfully followed the Notre Dame Football team and their motto 'Fighting Irish'. She was the much loved Nana to her grandchildren and loved spending time with them.

She leaves her daughter, Janice M. Whittemore (Paul) of Waltham; her grandchildren, William Whittemore, Krystie Whittemore (Tasha Cormier) and P.J. Whittemore; her sister, Mary McCarthy of Burlington and the late Helen Nadolny and John McCarthy; nieces & nephews.

Family and friends will honor and remember Arleen's life by gathering for calling hours in The Joyce Funeral Home, 245 Main Street (Rte. 20), Waltham on Friday, September 18th from 4 to 7 p.m. Burial is private.

Memorials in her name may be made to Alzheimer's Association, 209 Waverley Oaks Road, Waltham, MA 02452.