Schenectady- Arlene F. DeBraccio, 97, passed away peacefully in her sleep, on December 21st, 2021. Born in Evans Mills, NY, she was the daughter of the late Sanford Blair and Olive Barnes Blair. Arlene was predeceased by her loving husband of 59 years, Jerome “Jerry” DeBraccio.
She is survived by her daughter, Dawn A. DeBraccio (Mike Schaus), her cherished grandchildren, Jeremy and Kayleigh, her sister in law, Norma Falque of Wilmington, NC, several nieces and nephews.
Arlene enjoyed and was active in the Halsey School PTA 1959-1965. Her and Jerry were constantly together walking the mall and going to Cracker Barrel and the Home Front Café. They enjoyed winters in Winter Park, Florida with Arlene’s parents in the 1960’s. Arlene was a retired cashier from Schenectady Municipal Golf Course and enjoyed all of her golfers!
Arlene was the youngest of five children, predeceased by sisters, Hilda Palmer, Genevieve Randall, Kathleen Pieronek and her brother, Malcolm Blair.
The family wishes to thank her caregivers at Ellis Rehab and Nursing Center.
It was Arlene and Jerry’s wishes for no funeral services. Arrangements by R.J. DeLuccia Funeral Service.
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