Anne Arnold

October 13, 2021
Anne Arnold
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Anne Arnold, at the age of 90, passed away on Wednesday, October 13th, 2021.

A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday (October 23rd) at 1 p.m. at the Vine Valley United Methodist Church.

Anne was born on August 5th 1931 to the late Mable Shane Button and Leon Button. She was a loving farmer’s wife of 48 years to her husband Frank, before his passing in 1999. She also was a beloved mother, grandma and great-grandma.

Anne believed in being a helpful community member and she spent many years giving her time to various organizations; she was a member of the Middlesex Sirenettes, a Sunday school teacher, a Brownie leader, President of the Overackers Cemetery board for many years, a volunteer with the Middlesex Valley Volunteer Ambulance corporation, a Board Member of the Friendship House and an active member of both the Middlesex United Methodist Church and the Vine Valley United Methodist Church.

Anne graduated from Middlesex Valley High School in 1948 and went on to receive her LPN degree from Marion S Whelan School of Nursing in Geneva in 1964. She worked at both F.F. Thompson Hospital and Elm Manor Nursing Home.
Anne was born into a farming family and went on to marry a farmer; many of her days were spent working the farm and caring for the animals. In her free time she enjoyed gardening, crafts, cooking/baking and spending time with family and friends. She had a strong relationship with God and her faith served her well over the years.

Anne is survived by her daughters, Lynn Arton and Suzie Reifsteck; grandchildren, Tanya (Keith) Walsh, Mark (Anna) Spoor, Tate (Erin) Reifsteck, Matt (Cate) Spoor, Tessah (Tony) Ciardi and Joshua Shear; great- grandchildren, Molli and Chase Spoor, Adam and Emily Walsh, Lexah, Lacey, Lauren and Lindy Ciardi and Everlee and Grant Reifsteck; sister, Marilyn Cornish; and sister-in-law, Sandra Button; as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

She was pre-deceased by her parents and husband; her daughter, Judith Ann; brothers, Leon (Dub) and Wade (Pud) Button; brother-in-law, Sam Cornish; sister-in-laws, Sally and Janie Arnold and Phyllis Button; and her parents-in-law, Frank and Leola Arnold.

Memorial contributions in Anne’s name can be sent to the Vine Valley United Methodist church at PO Box 34, Middlesex NY 14507; or the Middlesex Valley Volunteer Ambulance, 817 Route 245, Middlesex NY 14507.


Sue Bissell from Wayland on May. 9, 2022

I am so saddened to learn of Anne's passing. I worked with Anne at Elm Manor Nursing Home. She was the nurse and I was a CNA. I loved Anne. She was my favorite person there. Her kindness and sense of humor stayed with me and I thought of her often through the years. What a beautiful soul she was. My deepest sympathies to her family. Rest in Peace Anne.

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