Arlene J. (Devno) Silk Loving Mother, Grandmother & Great Grandmother

1929 - 2021

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Arlene J. (Devno) Silk ,91, a longtime resident of Dunstable, MA passed away peacefully Saturday July 3, 2021 at a local healthcare facility following a period of declining health.
She was the wife of the late Robert A. Silk, Sr. who passed away in 1993.
Arlene was born in North Chelmsford on December 11, 1929 the daughter of the late Arthur and Gladys (Leach) Devno.
Arlene Graduated from Chelmsford High School – class of 1947 and was employed at Uniform Printing & Supply before her retirement in December 1989.
The greatest joys in her life were being a wife, mother and grandmother. Family was everything to Arlene. She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star Puritan Chapter #54, CHS Alumni and the former Treasurer for the Dunstable Senior Citizens Club and Dunstable Council on Aging. Arlene was also a former driver for the local Meals on Wheels program.
Arlene is survived by her daughters, Joyce Silk of Lowell, Brenda Mercier and her husband Dennis of Lowell, Heather Silk of North Berwick, ME and Bonnie Hoare and her husband Bob of Dunstable. Grandchildren Katie (Hanks) Cambell and her husband Nick of Pepperell along with their children Gage, Abigail & Callen, Brittney & Robert Hoare of Dunstable & Nichole Mercier of Stephenville, TX
Stepsons Robert A. Silk Jr. of Chelmsford and Donald T. Silk Sr. of Dunstable along with their families.
Arlene was predeceased by her brother Richard Devno who passed in 2004.

Private services were held, with burial at the Dunstable Central Cemetery. Memorials may be made in her name to Town of Dunstable, 511 Main St., Dunstable, MA. 01827 Attention: Council on Aging. ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 978-251-4041. Guestbook at

2 Condolences for Arlene J. (Devno) Silk Loving Mother, Grandmother & Great Grandmother

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    Lucille Asselin


    My Deepest condolences to the Families of Arlene Devno. To Brenda and Dennis ..Brenda.sorry to hear of your Mother, Dennis sorry to hear of the passing of your Mother-In-Law…She was blessed to have lived 91 years…I will keep you in my Prayers…and know you have a lifetime of wonderful memories to sustain you in the days ahead and always.
    Lucille Asselin

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    Bruce & Eleanor Leach


    so sorry to hear about your mother, we would like to offer our condolences.

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