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Arlene Goodnough, age 85, died Sunday, December 30, 2018 at Straith Memorial Hospital in Southfield, Michigan. Arlene was born on October 14, 1933 in Detroit, the only child of Anthony and Julia (nee: Ciupak) Goodnough.

Arlene worked as an administrative secretary at TACOM for 30 years, enjoying the good fortune of being able to retire at just 55 years of age. Along with being an avid walker, Arlene also found great enjoyment spending time in the kitchen cooking and baking,...spoiling her family and friends with her delicious meals and baked goods.

Arlene was the beloved cousin of Barbara (Bruce) Kammer and Elaine Black, and second cousin of Kim (Dale) Edwards, Al (Donna) Kammer, Joe Kammer. Bruce (Karen) Kammer, Keith (Don Yager) Kammer, and Valerie (Tim) Turner.

She will lie in state on Saturday, January 12th from 9:00 am until time of the Memorial Mass at 9:30 am at St. Martin dePorres Catholic Church, 31555 Hoover Road in Warren. Officiating the Mass will be Fr. Jack Baker.

Memorial donations, in Arlene's name, may be made to a charity of your choice.

Please share memories at Arlene's guest book above.