Barbara Ruth Arnold - September 6, 2009

  RAVENA – Barbara Ruth Arnold, 71, passed away Sunday, September 6, 2009 at Albany Medical Center.  Her husband Hank Arnold predeceased her in 2006.

     Barbara was born in West Haverstraw, NY daughter of the late William and Anna Kenney.  She graduated from Haverstraw High School.  She spent her whole life as a “stay at home mom”.  Barbara truly enjoyed crocheting, sewing and BINGO.  Over the years she was an avid volunteer in the community, donating her handmade projects and sharing her homemade dishes and deserts.  Barbara always had open arms for anyone who needed anything.

     Survivors include sixteen children.  First born son Rick (Janet) Miller of Garnerville, stepson and daughter Steven and Dale Arnold of Rye, sons Jackie, Bobby, Kenny and Michael, and daughter Patty all of Rockland County.  Locally survived by sons Robert (Eric & Linda) and Frank (Whitie & Liz) Arnold, daughters Frances (Frankie & John) Wallace, Dorothy (Dodie & Joey) Motley, Fredricka (Freddie) Lemerise, Michelle (Dannie) Arnold, Marlene (Martie & Tom) Frankovic and Charlotte (Charlie & Dean) Arnold;  brothers, Dick (Kay) and Matt (Deb) Kenney of IN;  sisters Diane (Artie) Dodice of WV, Jane Rakes of VA and Karen (Dick) Tostovin of IN;  26 grandchildren, namely Brandon Carney who lived with Dannie and “Nana” until her passing;  two great-grandchildren;  and numerous nieces and nephews.  Barbara was predeceased by her sister Jackie Pearson and brother Bill Kenney.

     Friends may call at the Babcock Funeral Home, Ravena on Thursday, September 10th from 3 to 7 PM.  All other services will be private at the convenience of the family.

     In lieu of flowers remembrances may be made by supporting the Breast Cancer Awareness Strides for Life Annual Walk Campaign, the American Heart Assoc., the Stroke Assoc., or the American Diabetes Assoc.