Arlene (Tack) Rachins

RACHINS, Arlene (Tack) 88 years old, of Chestnut Hill and Florida, passed away peacefully on Friday, June 15, 2018, two years after the loss of her beloved husband of 62 years, Richard S. Rachins. She was a loyal, loving and nurturing daughter, sister, aunt, wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. Beloved wife of Richard S. Rachins; Loving mother of Gerri Rachins Arnold and Nanci Sharon, and their husbands, Robert F. Arnold and Douglas Sharon; Cherished grandmother of Jeffrey Sharon and Carly Wimpfheimer, and her husband Chris Wimpfheimer; Cherished great grandmother of Chase Wimpfheimer; Cherished step grandmother of Lindsy B. Connolly, and Robert B. Arnold; Dear aunt of several nieces and nephews. Arlene was a multi-talented woman. She excelled at every endeavor that she undertook. She was a beautiful ice dancer, a professional figure skating teacher, sculptor, pianist, gardener, golfer, and bridge player. Earlier in her life she worked as a lab technician and physician’s assistant for many years. Arlene was a lover of life and people, and people loved her. She made friends wherever she went. She loved Nature, and particularly loved being near the ocean at Mashnee Island, Cape Cod. She had her beautiful dog, Gracie by her side since the loss of her loving husband. Services at Temple Israel, 477 Longwood Avenue, Boston, on Tuesday, June 19th at 11:00am. Interment to follow at Boston United Hand in Hand Cemetery, 2690 Centre St., West Roxbury. Memorial observance in celebration of her life, at the home of Gerri Rachins Arnold and Robert Arnold immediately following the burial. In lieu of flowers donations in memory of Arlene Tack Rachins may be made to Artists For Humanity https://afhboston.org/ or Women’s Lunch Place, Boston https://womenslunchplace.org/support-us/donate/

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