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“Bernie,my thoughts and prayers go out to you and family,we grew up together and have lots of memories. Arlene was a kind and a lot of fun. Double...Read More »
1 of 22 | Posted by: jack mattson - yarmouthport, MA

“Bernie......My sincerest sympathy to you and your family......I was so sorry to hear of Arlene's passing....... I enjoyed so very much looking at...Read More »
2 of 22 | Posted by: Jean Mattson Mandolfo - Redding, CA

“The suffering is over for you & I know you have joined Dory and your Mom & Dad, Donnie, uncle Jeff and all those that went before you. I hope you...Read More »
3 of 22 | Posted by: Janice Chiasson Sullivan - Conway, NH

“Bernie, and Tommy Hart - I felt so bad to read about Arlene in the weekly Tribune tonight. From the teens at the Whittemore, through baseball, High...Read More »
4 of 22 | Posted by: William W. Durkee Jr. - Waltham, MA

“Phil and I would like to send our very sincere sympathy to Bernie and his family. As former classmates of Waltham High we have very fond memories of...Read More »
5 of 22 | Posted by: Elaine (Doucette) and Phil Shastany - MI

“Bernie, Jeanne and I are so sorry for your loss. Arlene was a wpnderful person, and we are so glad we knew her. We love you. Jim and Jeanne...Read More »
6 of 22 | Posted by: Jim and Jeanne Hewitt - Waltham, MT

“I did not know your Mother Joanne, but I know your Father Bernie. My family and I wish you and your Father comfort during this very difficult time. ...Read More »
7 of 22 | Posted by: Jerald Gordon - Aurora , IL

“Dear Joanne: I am so sorry for your loss. I know how much you loved your mother and will continue to love her always. The pictures really show a...Read More »
8 of 22 | Posted by: Laurie Gomes - Sarasota, FL

“Dear Bernie and family, Our deepest sympathies to you on the loss of your beloved, Arlene. She was an amazing woman ! Our hope is that God give you...Read More »
9 of 22 | Posted by: Cappy & Kathy DallaCosta - FL

“Bernie Our deepest sympathy go with you and the girls . We will miss her very much. she was a great lady. ”
10 of 22 | Posted by: Patricia And Arthur chiasson - MA

“Dear Bernie and family, Eddy and I send our deepest sympathy to you and your family what a terrible loss. ”
11 of 22 | Posted by: Fran(Rando)Dufromont - Chelmsford, MA

“Dear Bernie & family, Please accept our sincere sympathy in the loss of your wife and mother. We are honored to have made both your and Arlene's...Read More »
12 of 22 | Posted by: Bob & Sue Hagen - Fort Myers, FL

“Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. It was so wonderful to see both of you at our 50th Waltham High...Read More »
13 of 22 | Posted by: Nancy and Bill Roberts - Concord, NH

“Bernie: Our sincere condolences to you and your wonderful family. May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together...Read More »
14 of 22 | Posted by: Ken & Mary Ann McGilvray - MA

“Bernie, I have fond thouhts of you and Arlene,especially those of our school years and through the years. Our sincere condolenscens to you and your...Read More »
15 of 22 | Posted by: Jack Connors - Leominster, MA

“I have never forgot how Arlene took me under her wing when Jim first joined the Police. Our condolenscens to you & your family. Jim & Mary...Read More »
16 of 22 | Posted by: Jim & Mary Quirk - FL

“Bernie Please accept our very sincere condolences on your loss. Georgi & Harris Childs ”
17 of 22 | Posted by: Harris L. Childs - Waltham, MA

“My fond memories go back to Whittemore Elementary School and all the way through the rest of the years. My sincere sympathy to Bernie and family. I...Read More »
18 of 22 | Posted by: Alice(Parlee)Goodyear - Deltona, FL

“I have 58 years of memories of Arlene. Double dating as teen agers, vacations in Mexico where we rode donkeys and went para sailing. But the times...Read More »
19 of 22 | Posted by: Joan Nisbet - Salem, NH - friend

“Bernie, With many fond thoughts of Arlene I send my deepest sympathy to you and your family at this sad time. Dolores Cardillo Brems U ”
20 of 22 | Posted by: Dolores Cardillo Brems - FL

“To Bernie-My heart aches for you-To the Girls-So lucky to have had this extra time-you all did well-and she will remember always -to her siblings-it...Read More »
21 of 22 | Posted by: Margie Young - Milford, MA

“My thoughts and prayers go out to family and friends. May she be at peace. ”
22 of 22 | Posted by: Lisa Haley-Bleasdell - Framingham, MA


Canterbury, New Hampshire – Mrs. Arlene E. (Hart) Chiasson, of Canterbury, formerly of Waltham and West Newton, died Sunday, October 16, 2011 at her home. She was 72.

Arlene was born in Waltham on May 16, 1939, one of ten children born to the late Bartholomew and Ariel (Morse) Hart. She was a graduate of Waltham High School and had lived in Waltham and in West Newton before moving to Canterbury. Until her retirement Arlene worked as the office manager for CFC, Inc. of Waltham. Before that she worked at the Sylvania Corporation and at Weston Manor Nursing Home.

She leaves her husband of 54 years, Ret. Waltham Police Sergeant Bernard A. Chiasson; her children, Laura Ferro of Belmont, New Hampshire, Atty. Janice Sullivan of Conway, New Hampshire, Carolyn O'Connor and Joanne Lemay, both of Canterbury, New Hampshire and Susan Larade of Natick; her brothers and sisters, Thomas Hart of Waltham, Norman Hart of Bedford, Lawrence Hart of Framingham, Marilyn Doyle of Northborough, Virginia Simpson of Sandwich, Barbara Thomas of Braintree, Pauline Larsen of Brockton and Patricia MacDonald of Waltham; 6 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Arlene was also the mother of the late Dorothy Golledge and a sister of the late Donald Hart.

Family and friends will honor and remember Arlene's life by gathering for calling hours in The Joyce Funeral Home, 245 Main Street (Rte. 20), Waltham on Thursday, October 20th, from 4 to 8 p.m. and again at 8 a.m. on Friday morning before leaving in procession to Saint Charles Borromeo Church, 51 Hall Street, Waltham where her Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 9 a.m. Burial will be in Mount Feake Cemetery, Waltham.