Mary R. Arel

HUNTINGTON – Mary R. (Raitio) Arel, 66, a retired cashier for 31 years for Big Y in Westfield. Born in Westfield, MA on October 2, 1946, she was the daughter of the late Ilmer N. Raitio and Ethel E. (Smith) Raitio.
She lived in Huntington for the past 47 years coming from Chester. She was a graduate of Chester High School. She was a member of the Lady’s Aide on Norwich Hill and the C.B.’s Club in Huntington. Mary leaves her beloved husband of 47 years Robert L. Arel; a son, Robert L. Arel, Jr. and his wife Patricia of Huntington; a grandson, Michael R. Arel; a brother, Ilmer V. Raitio of Durango, Mexico and a sister, Judith Mesick of Sacramento, CA.
A memorial service will be held Monday, January 7, 2013 at 4:00 p.m. at the O’Brien Hilltown Community Funeral Home, 27 Russell Road, Huntington. A calling hour will precede the service from 3:00-4:00 p.m. Burial will be in the spring in Norwich Bridge Cemetery.
Donations may be made to the American Lung Association of Western Mass, 393 Maple Street, Springfield, MA 01105.
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