Arlene T. (Fitzpatrick) Hoegler, age 89, passed away peacefully on Friday, June 3, 2022, at her home in Walpole, Massachusetts, surrounded by her loving family. Born in Worcester, Massachusetts on April 12, 1933, she was the daughter of the late Christopher B. and Mary C. (O'Mara) Fitzpatrick. She spent her early years in Worcester, before her family settled in Franklin, Massachusetts. Arlene graduated from Franklin High School with the Class of 1950 and continued her education at Saint Vincent's Hospital School of Nursing in Worcester, earning her Register Nurse's Certificate in 1953. Following her graduation, Arlene took a position with Pondville Hospital in Norfolk, working as an operating room nurse.
Arlene married her beloved husband, Louis E. "Ted" Hoegler, on August 18, 1956, in her parish of Saint Mary's in Franklin. The couple made their home together in Walpole, where Arlene would take on the role of a homemaker, caring for her young family. In addition to raising her family, Arlene regularly put her nursing skills to work, assisting the Red Cross or providing private home care. As her children grew up, Arlene took a full-time position with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Department of Public Health, serving as an auditor. In the course of her career, she traveled throughout the Commonwealth, inspecting the various state hospitals and group homes, before her retirement in 1993.
Throughout her life, Arlene remained close with her high school girl friends, always looking forward to getting together for lunch. After moving to Walpole, her circle grew, making new friends in town and joining the Mermaids for water aerobics at the Mass Hospital School in Canton. While spending time with her friends was important, Arlene's family always came first. As the matriarch, she ensured everyone was cared for and supported, whether at home or away at the camp in Walden, Vermont. She was delighted at the birth of her grandchildren and loved taking an active role in their lives.
Beloved wife of Louis E. "Ted" Hoegler.
Loving mother of Timothy L. Hoegler and his wife, Wendi, of Walpole, Paul E. Hoegler and his wife, Pauline, of Walpole, Mary K. Oxley and her husband, Clinton, of Walpole, Christopher B. Hoegler and his wife, Lee, of Walpole, and Elizabeth A. Cutting and her husband, Chris, of Norton.
Cherished grandmother of Kristen Lee of Walpole, Hannah Oxley of Walpole, Katherine Oxley of Dorchester, Peter Hoegler of San Diego, Grace Hoegler of Denver, Alden Doak of Quincy, Joshua Cutting of Raleigh, NC, and Jordan Cutting of Denver.
Sister of Helen Winslow of Newburyport, the late Anne Balog, the late Bernard Fitzpatrick, and the late James Fitzpatrick.
Also survived by many nieces and nephews.
The Hoegler Family would like to sincerely thank caregivers Kathi Hamilton, Kathy Delaney, Kim Clerici, and Cheryl McDonough, nurse Karin Curtis, chaplain, Daniel Langa, and social worker, Nicole Sochia for their compassion and unconditional support of Arlene and the entire family.
Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend Arlene's Life Celebration on Tuesday, June 7, 2022, from 4 to 7 PM in the James H. Delaney & Son Funeral Home, 48 Common Street, Walpole.
Her Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Blessed Sacrament Church, 10 Diamond Street, Walpole on Wednesday, June 8, 2022, at 10:30 AM. Interment will follow in Knollwood Memorial Park in Canton.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to: Teresa Gulla Richard Memorial c/o the Walpole Scholarship Foundation, P.O. Box 58, East Walpole, MA 02032 or at www.walpolescholarshipfoundation.org in memory of Arlene Hoegler.