Arlene P. Freeman
Heaven gained another angel, when “Our Angel” went to be with her Heavenly Father on Saturday morning January 14, 2023. She was born in Van Buren Maine on April 27, 1935. She was 87 years old. She was raised in Portland, Maine by two loving parents; Placide and Priscilla M. Violette. She graduated from Cathedral High School. She was married to the love of her life, Leonard “Buz” Freeman for 66 years and raised 4 children. She was all about family. From large family gatherings at camp, or taking us to the beach, or long rides in the car to go see the sights or go on one of many adventures. She enjoyed outdoor sports, such as cross-country and downhill skiing, fishing and kayaking and especially “Goin Upta camp”. She had many talents including her love of sewing. She worked as a seamstress for Jordan Marsh, and retired from L.L Bean as a seamstress in alterations. She enjoyed knitting, crocheting: and most of all quilting. She was very involved in her church, St Joseph Catholic Church of Portland. From Sodality to the folk singing group, and St. Josephs the Provider. She was such a loving and caring person, and gave her all to all she did. She had many friends over the years. She was involved in many groups included crafts and quilting circles and active in the Ruby Hattitude of the CCC. Red Hats Society. She will be missed by many. She is survived by her husband, Leonard K. Freeman; son Bruce W. Freeman and husband Dale Gruber; daughter Patricia A. Kitchen and husband Jamey; daughter Kathleen M. Freeman aka Iris M. Freespirit; son Shawn L. Freeman and life partner Jo Simmonds; and three grandchildren; Ryan Kitchen; Shawna M. Maloney and Lee Kitchen, her sister Rachel Corbett and husband Paul, and many nieces and nephews..
A private family graveside service will be announced at a later date because of Covid and Flu conditions at this time. A Celebration of Life is being planned for the Spring. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Arlene's name to The Dempsey Center or St. Brigid School in Portland.
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Dempsey Center-South Portland
778 Main Street, South Portland ME 04106
St. Brigid School
695 Stevens Avenue, Portland ME 04103