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Arlene F. (Mordsfeld) Calder

Arlene F. (Mordsfeld) Calder
  • March 24, 1938 - June 13, 2017
  • Marlborough, Massachusetts
  • Hudson Food Pantry or Non Perishable Item

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“Scott, Danny & Kenny,So sorry for the loss of your mom. She was awesome and will live on forever in the minds and hearts of us "kids" in the Russell...Read More »
1 of 14 | Posted by: Vicki Poore - Winston Salem, NC

“Ken and family,We're so sorry to hear of the passing of your mom. She is in our thoughts and prayers, as our all of you.Love,Lindsey and Chris Cusson ”
2 of 14 | Posted by: Chris Cusson - Needham, MA

“Ken, Scott and Dan - So sorry to hear of the passing of your mom. What I remember most about your mom was her great smile and laugh. She always made...Read More »
3 of 14 | Posted by: A friend

“Ken and Family,My condolences.Bob Landry ”
4 of 14 | Posted by: A friend

“Please accept my condolences for the loss of your mother. ”
5 of 14 | Posted by: David Tabor - Poland, NY - Friend

“Love and prayers for the Calder family. ”
6 of 14 | Posted by: Jacob and Telana Fairchild - MA

“For 54 of my 55 years I tore open a birthday card from Aunt Arlene. Her loopy cursive brought news of my cousins, and then also their kids and...Read More »
7 of 14 | Posted by: Lori Calder - Dayton, OH

“KEN AND ALL,SO SORRY TO HEAR THE NEWS,SHE AND YOUR FATHER R TOGETHER AGAIN, ”
8 of 14 | Posted by: DANIEL AND CHERYL MULLEN - MA

“Ken and family, I am so sorry to hear of your mothers passing. I hadn't seen her in recent years but I will always remember her great sense of humor...Read More »
9 of 14 | Posted by: Sandy (DeVoe) Vigars - Albany, NY

“My thoughts and prayers go out to all of you. I am so sorry for your loss. May God bless and keep you. ”
10 of 14 | Posted by: Grace Sheldon Lyons - Charlotte, NC

“I didn't know Arlene that well, but when I met her I knew she had the sweetest personality!! I met her the day my grandbaby, her great-grandbaby was...Read More »
11 of 14 | Posted by: Lynn Foss - Templeton, MA


12 of 14 | Posted by: A friend

“The last few years when Arlene and I visited, we just shared our memories of the neighborhood, our children and families. It was a good life and I...Read More »
13 of 14 | Posted by: Linda Rennie - Marlboro, MA

“I am so happy for Aunt Arlene because I am sure of where she is, but she will greatly missed by the hearts she touched. Keeping my cousins in prayer,...Read More »
14 of 14 | Posted by: Chris Calder - New Phladelphia, OH


Arlene F. (Mordsfeld) Calder, 79, of Marlborough, died Tuesday, June 13, 2017 at Coleman House Skilled Nursing Facility, Northborough, MA.
Born in Schenectady, NY, she was the daughter of the late Edward and Ethel (Wolfe) Mordsfeld and the wife of the late James R. Calder, who died in 2002.
A graduate of Colonie High School, Colonie, NY, Arlene been employed for many years at the Center for Better Living in Marlborough before working in the office of Dr. Abraham Hurwitz from which she retired in 1989. She had previously been employed at Stop & Shop.
Her outgoing personality and endless sense of humor left a smile with everyone she met. Her generous and selfless nature was reflected in her volunteer activities. She spent much of her life giving to those in need, whether it was through her church, or local food pantries, most recently the Hudson Community Food pantry. She brought joy to others and found joy in spending time with her large immediate family, her church friends and community, camping, and parades, especially the Marlborough Labor Day Parade.
She is survived by her sons, Kenneth J. Calder and his wife Brenda of Marlborough, Scott M. Calder and his wife Pamela of Bellingham and Daniel P. Calder and his wife Mary of Frankfort, NY, her sisters, Mavis Saddlemire of Colonie, NY and Lois Tammany and her husband Brian of Chandler, AZ, 14 grandchildren, 10 great- grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Visiting hours will be held on Monday, June 19 from 4-7 pm at the Slattery Funeral Home, Inc., 40 Pleasant St., Marlborough, MA.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, June 20, at 10:00 am at St. Stephen Lutheran Church, 537 Bolton St., Marlborough. Burial will be held at the convenience of the family.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Hudson Community Food pantry or a non perishable food item may be brought to the visiting hours or the service.