RICHFORD – Arlene M. King, age 81, passed away at her home on Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013 with her family at her side.

She was born Nov. 14, 1932 in Franklin, the daughter of the late George and Locada (Bouno) Domingue.

Arlene grew up in the area and married Hollis King on Sept. 8, 1951. Arlene and Hollis shared a love for music; she even played snare drum in his band. Together they raised seven children. Arlene enjoyed playing games, particularly Aggravation, Bunko and Rummy. She also enjoyed going for walks and was a great baker. Arlene was an active member of the Light House Assembly of God Church and the Eagles Club Auxiliary in Johnson.

She is survived by her children, Helen Hoose and her fiancé, Jack Cash, of Richford, Barbara Embury and her husband, Glenn, of Berkshire, Lori Sampietro and her husband, Keith, of Montgomery, Dale King and his wife, Tammy, of Richford and Holly Ryea and her husband, George, of Richford; her grandchildren, Angel Siple and her husband, Troy, April Winegar and her husband, Chris, Amber Rock and her husband, Jason, Travis Broe and his friend, Iris, Kami Broe and her friend, Nathan, Sarah and her husband, SSGT Randy Jewett, Patrick Curtis, Myron Embury and his friend, Deanna, Jessie Ryea and her friend Chad, Jerica Broe and her friend Josh, Samantha King and her friend Jared, Trever Ryea and his friend Nicole, Megan Chauvin and Austin King; several great grandchildren and great great grandchildren; her sisters, Beatrice Taggert of Swanton, Marion Mosley of Bellevue, Fla., and Agnes Castle of Winooski; a son-in-law, Robert Monty of Hinesburg; close family friends, Bobby and Marsha Gross of Richford, Raymond Monty of Hinesburg and Alice Lafrance of Milton; her dog and faithful companion, Odis and several nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, Arlene was predeceased by her husband, Hollis King, in 2009; her son, Peter King in 2010; her daughter, Maggie Monty in 2011; a son-in-law, Mathias Hoose in 2008 and five brothers and four sisters.

A memorial service will be held Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013 at 3 p.m. at the Lighthouse Assembly of God Church, 878 Horseshoe Rd., East Berkshire with Pastor Patrick Hoadley officiating.

For those who wish, contributions in Arlene’s memory may be made to the Richford Ambulance, P.O. Box 236, Richford, VT 05476 Main.

Private condolences may be sent to Arlene’s family on-line through