1935 – 2021
Woodstock – Arlene (Milliard) Edmonston, 86, of Woodstock, passed away Saturday, October 30, 2021, surrounded by family in Windham Community Memorial Hospital. She was the loving wife of the late Richard Edmonston. Born in Montville, Connecticut, she was the daughter of the late Peter and Delina Milliard.
She loved her children more than anything and taught them the gift of unconditional love. She also taught them to chase their dreams and believe that they could accomplish anything they wanted. She demonstrated this by starting college in her 40’s, getting a master’s degree and starting her own psychotherapy business in her early 50s.
Arlene loved being creative and mastered everything she tried, from refinishing and upholstering furniture, to making hand crafted pillows, and drawing and painting. She sold many of her creations. Most recently, she drew and painted replications of many of the churches in the area. She also enjoyed her time in Yankeetown, Florida where she and her husband spent the last 25 winters. She loved fishing on the Withlaccoochee River with her husband and was also active in the Library and Women’s clubs.
Arlene is survived by three daughters, Patricia (Peter) Flaherty of Woodstock, CT, Lisa (William) Wolslegel of Woodstock Valley, CT, Laura (Rudy) Peiser of Woodstock, CT; son, Steve (Doreen King) Edmonston of Woodstock Valley, CT; and 3 grandchildren, Nick Wolslegel, Krista Wolslegel, and Nicole Tomkievich.
Services have been entrusted to the Gilman Funeral Home & Crematory, 104 Church St, Putnam, CT 06260. For memorial guestbook visit www.GilmanAndValade.com.