SalemNews.com, Salem, MA

September 30, 2013

Arlene B. Lerner, 63


Charleston, SC — Arlene B. Lerner 63, of Charleston, S.C., formally of Peabody, Mass., died peacefully on Monday at the Hospice Center of Charleston. She was born in Montreal, Canada, on October 16, 1949, and was the daughter of the late Renee and Lester Hersh.

Raised and educated in Montreal, where she earned a bachelor's degree, Arlene moved to Danvers, Mass., in 1970. She worked for several years as an office administrator. In 2007, Arlene moved to Charleston, a place she absolutely loved.

Arlene enjoyed taking care of her many plants that she proudly displayed on her porch and outdoors. She would spend much of her time on her screened-in porch, enjoying the weather and socializing with her neighbors. Her true pride and joy was her son and daughter-in-law, Shawn and Kristy, whom she loved so much. Arlene would spend hours each week talking to them, or seeing them on the computer, sharing several memories and many laughs.

Many loving hands cared for Arlene in the years preceding her death. Her son and daughter-in-law would like to thank Linda, Kathleen, Kim, Michelle, Nikki, Rachael, Cruz, Audry, Uncle Herb, and the Hospice Center of Charleston.

She is survived by her son, Shawn and his wife, Kristy Lerner of Salem, Mass.; her sister, Ali and her husband, Jim Edwards of Daniel Island, S.C.; and many loving nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, and uncles.

ARRANGEMENTS: A private service for her son and his wife was held in Charleston, S.C.