Arlene Townsend

Obituary of Arlene Townsend

Arlene Townsend, 41, of Throop, died Saturday morning, surrounded by her family, after a courageous battle with cancer. Her husband of 11 years is Claude Townsend, Throop. Born in Scranton, she was the daughter of Martin McDonnell and wife Patricia, Archbald and mother Carol Vitalec and husband Michael, Archbald. Arlene was a graduate of Valley View High School, class of 1998 and attended Marywood University. She earned a B.S. degree from Penn State University in Early Childhood Development. She was employed by Vanston Realty and Home Depot. She was a kind and loving wife, daughter, mother, sister and friend who will be dearly missed. She loved to mountain bike, and watch her son play Baseball, Hockey, and Football. She also enjoyed motorcycle rides, shopping and bowling with her friends the Mom Squad. Arlene loved animals especially her pitbull Sawyer and black lab, Scout. Also surviving are her son, Colin, at home; a brother Chad McDonnell and wife Stephanie, VA, several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her paternal and maternal grandparents. The funeral will be private at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Louis M. Margotta Funeral Home, Jessup. For online condolences, visit www.margottafuneralhomes.com
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