RICHFIELD SPRINGS – Arlene J. Burnside, 84, who for more than three decades worked on the line for General Electric, passed away Saturday afternoon Dec. 22, 2018, in her home, with her family by her side.
She was born on June 14, 1934 in Cooperstown, a daughter to the late Ward C. and Dorothy M. Sheridan Fish. Raised and educated in Richfield, she graduated from Richfield Springs High School.
On Dec. 14, 1976 she married David Burnside in Richfield Springs.
For over 30 years she was an assembler of electronic components for General Electric in Utica, then later in New Hartford, she retired in 1996.
Arlene enjoyed shopping and home decorating, she loved to be with her family and her adopted family. Her greatest legacy she leaves behind, her spoiled cat. She was a friend to many and will be dearly missed.
Besides her husband David of 42 years, she is survived by her adopted daughter Sheila Brooker and her husband Dennis of Schuyler Lake, and their daughter Holly McLean and her husband Chad of Schuyler Lake, and their daughter Belle McLean and son Trenton McLean; two sisters, Lois Cursh, and Jean Corso and her husband Anthony, all of Richfield Springs, two special nieces, Sonja Cursh and her fiance
John of Richfield Springs, and Leicia Kilts and her husband Timothy of Milford, as well as several other nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was preceded in death by two brothers, Ward and Winston Fish.
Calling hours for Mrs. Burnside will be 5-7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 4, at J. Seaton McGrath Funeral Home, 40 West James Street, Richfield Springs. A funeral service will follow at 7, with Pastor Alan Miller officiating.
Expressions of sympathy in her memory may be made in donations to the Richfield Springs Lions Club, PO Box 522, Richfield Springs, New York 13439.