Marguerite K. Arelline, 69, of Oakfield passed away peacefully in her sleep on Friday, February 14, 2020 at United Memorial Medical Center. Margie was born on September 29, 1950 in Amityville, NY, the daughter of the late Robert F. Stenson Jr. and the late Shirley M. (Baehrel) Stenson.
Margie attended Murray State College. She retired from Harlequin Distribution Center last year, where she worked as a Systems Analyst. She also spent many years at Frontier, Kodak, and Xerox where she worked as a brilliant, self-taught programmer always impressing her colleagues with her analytical expertise. She was also a Specialist 4th Class veteran of the U.S. Army. Margie enjoyed hosting family get-togethers and sharing family memories, her modeling days and choreographing dance routines as a teen, working her green thumb in her garden, hiking and traveling with her husband, visiting family, writing, painting, sketching, doing puzzles, and enjoying the casino. She cherished spending time with all of her children and especially her grandchildren. Margie had a smile and wit that could light up a room, and always found the best in everyone she met.
Margie is survived by her devoted husband; James C. Arelline; her 2 sons and her daughter; Joseph Waala of Philadelphia, PA, James Waala of Lancaster, NY, and Catherine (Philip) Toal of Chippewa Lake, OH; her 5 grandchildren; Sadie Waala of Buffalo, Maggie Waala of Bethlehem, PA, Alexander Waala, Juliette Toal, and Victoria Waala; her sister Michele Taylor of Paris, TN, her brother, Daniel Stenson of Rocklin, CA, her nephew, Matthew Taylor of Paris, TN. Margie is also survived by her 2 stepsons, Matthew Arelline of Wolcott, Michael Arelline of Albuquerque, NM, and her stepdaughter, Heather (Tony) Natalie of Webster; 3 step-grandsons, Jack Arelline, Liam Hill, and Samuel Natalie, and one step-granddaughter, Rachel Arelline, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Friends may call this Friday (2/21) from 4 to 7 p.m. and Saturday (2/22) from 1 to 3 p.m. with funeral service to immediately follow at Burdett & Sanford Funeral Home, 11 Maple Ave., Oakfield. In addition to flowers, memorials to the Disabled American Veterans charity are being accepted. Burial services will take place at St. Mary's Cemetery in Coxsackie, NY later this spring. To leave a condolence, share a story or light a candle, please visit www.burdettandsanford.com.