WINCHENDON – Arline L. (Maliska) Tenney, 86, of Winchendon, died peacefully Wednesday afternoon, October 12, 2022 in UMASS Memorial Medical Center, University Campus, Worcester, with her family at her side.
She was born in Winchendon on June 23, 1936, daughter of the late Anthony and Florence (Gauthier) Maliska and was a lifelong resident of Winchendon. Arline graduate from Murdock High School with the Class of 1954. She had been voted the best female athlete and dancer of its class.
Arline worked as a certified nursing assistant for many years. Her most recent job was working as a bus monitor for Van Pool until her recent retirement. She was a long time member of Immaculate Heart of Mary Church. Arline was an avid fan of the Boston Red Sox and Tom Brady. Her greatest enjoyment was spending time with her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Her husband of 56 years, Guy E. Tenney Jr., died in 2011. She leaves four children, Daniel Tenney and his wife Linda of Winchendon and their children Christina, Emily and Beau; Kirk Tenney of Athol and his children Tiffany, Victoria, McKenzie and Jacob; Amy Mizhir and her husband Joseph of Winchendon and their children Tucker and his wife Sarah Bye and Joey; Timothy Tenney and his wife Suzanne of Sterling and their children, Michael and his wife Kayla and Alysha Raimo and her partner Blake; her daughter in law, Lisa Tenney of Winchendon and their children Guy M., Jenna Tenney and her partner Peter McConnell and Shea Tenney, Alex Rodriguez Sr; six great grandchildren, Randi Murphy, Alex Rodriguez Jr, Julien, Levi, Layla and Bryce. She also leaves two sisters, Marilyn Parks of Winchendon and Jacqueline Gilliam of Gardner and many nieces and nephews. Recently, she had enjoyed the companionship of a long time friend, Leo Lafrennie. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her son Guy Randal Tenney, three brothers, Joseph Maliska, William Maliska and Anthony Maliska and two sisters, Jean Woodard and Phyllis Demaura.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Wednesday, October 19, 2022 at 11 A.M. in Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, 52 Spruce Street, Winchendon. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery.
Calling hours in Stone-Ladeau Funeral Home, 343 Central Street, Winchendon are Tuesday, October 18, 2022 from 5 to 7 P.M.
Memorial donations may be made to Immaculate Heart of Mary Church Renovation Fund.
To leave an online condolence, please visit www.stone-ladeau.com
Kevin J. Mack, Walter C. Taylor and Douglas M. Stone, directors