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Arlene E. (Leggett) Milo
May 29, 1925 ~ July 4, 2023 (age 98) 98 Years Old
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Arlene E. Milo, age 98, of Milford, beloved wife of the late Luke Milo, died on Tuesday, July 4, 2023 surrounded by her loving daughters. Arlene was born and raised in Wanamie PA on May 29, 1925 to the late Blanche (Thomas) and William Leggett. She lived in a big house with her parents, brother, aunts, uncle and cousins Doris and George. She liked to remind us that in those days grammar school children came home for lunch (even in the snow!). She had to navigate the steep hills, railroad tracks, sulfur creek and highway 4 times a day. Thankfully, Newport Township High School was just down the hill, so she got her workout as a majorette.
Arlene received her nurses training at Wilkes-Barre General Hospital in PA. She was one of approximately 120,000 who graduated as part of the U.S. Cadet Nurse Corps. The corps was established by President Franklin Roosevelt to address the nursing shortage stateside during WW II. Cadets worked on the wards in addition to classroom activity. Upon graduation Arlene was scheduled to report to the Navy for assignment but with the war winding down she was relieved of her obligation.
As an RN, she worked at Nanticoke General Hospital where she met patient Luke Milo. It wasn’t love at first sight but he persisted and they married in 1949 and moved to Connecticut to raise a family.
Arlene continued her love of nursing, working at Milford Hospital for 35 years. Her retirement pastime centered on her dog Christy, who she “stole” from Terry. She enjoyed her lunches with Cousin Doris and her many adventures with sister-in-law Mary. Arlene enjoyed working the jumble puzzle, competing with Janet to see who could get the words the fastest.
Arlene is survived by her two loving daughters, Terry Lee Milo of Stamford and Janet Ellen Milo of Milford, loved ones, Doris Carichner of Milford, Ann Carichner of Bristol, Todd (Leslie) Carichner of Wolcott, Tammy Carichner-Senderoff (Tom) of Wolcott, Katelyn (Brandon) Hall of AR, Carol (Bill) Tomas of NJ, Gloria (Ken) Rust of FL, Richard (Suzanne) Pisaturo of OK, Josephine (Warren) Smith of NY, Helen Beaudette of CT, John (Thea) Milo of NY and many nieces and nephews. The family would like to especially thank her friends, Trene Ruffo of Milford, Linda and George Scarveles of Milford and also to Dr Ram Gordon and Dr Paris Spanolios for all their care and a special thank you to the aides and staff from Always Best Care.
Arlene is predeceased by her brother, William Leggett, Sister-in-law Marcie Leggett, Niece, Kathleen (Leggett) Timpano, aunts, Ruth Carichner and Elizabeth Thomas, cousin, George Carichner and sister-in-law, Mary Delcogliano. Services will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The CNF - Connecticut Nurses Foundation Scholarships at 1224 Mill Street, Building B, East Berlin, CT 06023 or to the DAV. To leave an online condolence, please visit, www.gregoryfdoylefuneralhome.com.