Arlene Laggett, of Drums, Pa., passed away on Monday Aug. 24, 2020, at the age of 86. She was a long-time resident of West Milford, N.J., before moving to Drums, Pa.
She was born in Dryden, New York, and was the eighth child of 16 brothers and sisters.
Arlene spent many of her younger years playing in the countryside. The country streams fascinated her because of all the little creatures found under the rocks.
At the age of 10 Arlene moved to New Jersey where she spent her teenage years growing up.
She worked as a dental assistant and was a dedicated hospital Red Cross Volunteer.
When employed at Allen B. Dumont, she met her husband Richard. Their love blossomed into a marriage which lasted 64 years. They raised two wonderful children Carol and Thomas. A
rlene made her house an amazing home. Among her many talents, she was an innovated skilled seamstress and an avid and accomplished gardener.
Preceding her in death, in addition to her parents, are her sisters Lillian Kane and Ester Wnock and brothers Richard, Cyrene, Kenneth and William Lewis.
Surviving are her loving husband of 64 years Richard Laggett; daughter Carol Stiefel and her husband William; son Thomas; grandchildren Michael, William and Madalyn; and great grandchildren Mackenzie and Madilyn Rose.
Visitation was held Aug. 27 at the Butler Chapel of Krapf and Hughes Funeral Homes, 530 W. Butler Drive in Drums, Pa.
A graveside service followed at Calvary Cemetery in Drums, Pa. The Reverend Partington was the the officiant for the service .
Condolence messages may be entered in the family’s online memorial guest book on the funeral home website at www.khfuneralhomes.com.