Arlene Lusso Olechowski, 72, of Ft. Hunter, NY, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday December 6, 2012, at her home.
She was born in Amsterdam, NY, on November 11, 1940 a daughter of the late Frederick S. and Marion L. Hunter Lusso. She was a graduate of Fonda High School and was a lifelong area resident.
Arlene worked for over 35 years at the General Electric Co. in Schenectady in the Steam Turbine Division and also worked as a Hairdresser for over 4 years. She enjoyed flowers, gardening, collecting miniature carousels and taking care of her pet cats.
Survivors include her three sons, Martin Mulligan and his wife Mary Louise of Gloversville, NY, Craig A. Mulligan and his wife Michelle of Albany, NY, and Joseph Olechowski and his wife Selena of Fultonville, NY. Five grandchildren, Ryan, Brendan, Meaghan, Carlie and Abigail. Several cousins also survive.
Funeral services will be held on Monday December 10th, 2012, at 6:00 P.M. at the Jackson & Betz Funeral Home, 15 Main St. Fultonville, NY, with Rev. Brett Popp presiding. The family will receive relatives and friends on Monday December 10, 2012, from 4:00 to 6:00 P.M. at the funeral home. Interment will be in the spring in Maple Avenue Cemetery, Fultonville, NY. Memorial contributions may be made in lieu of flowers to the Montgomery County S.P.C.A. State Hwy 5S, Amsterdam, NY 12010. Please sign the family guestbook at www.brbsfuneral.com.