Arlene M. (Simmons) Sofinski

April 1, 1923 ~ December 8, 2019 (age 96)


Arlene M. Sofinski, 96, of Auburn passed away on Sunday December 8, 2019. She was the wife of the late Michael Sofinski.

Mrs. Sofinski was born in Auburn on April 1, 1923 the daughter of Grover and Harriet Schrader Simmons. Arlene lived in Auburn her whole life. She was employed by Dr. Daniel Carbonaro DDS and eventually retired from General Electric. Mrs. Sofinski was a communicate of St. Alphonsus Church.

 Arlene and Michael enjoyed many winters as they traveled to Florida creating many memories along the way including many years of square dancing with many groups in New York and Florida.

Surviving Mrs. Sofinski is two daughters Marilyn Nesbit and husband John of Auburn and Jean Roberts . Grandchildren; (Marilyn’s  children) Lynn and David Balian of Costa Rica, Wendy Guest and James of Coca Beach, FL. and John and Melissa Nesbit of Waterloo, NY. (Jean’s children), Michael Roberts and Amanda and Carl Dauerheim all of Auburn. Great grandchildren Catron, Bradlee ,  Jordan Cox and Gabriella DeMario, Stacey and Daniel Lombardozzi, Andrew Franczek, John III and Macy Nesbit, Max and Gabriel Dauerheim, Lastly 5 great –great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian burial will be offered on Friday December 13, 2019 at 10:00 St. Alphonsus Church. Burial will be in Soule Cemetery, Sennett. Family and friends are invited to call on Thursday December 12, 2019 from 4-6 p.m. in the Heieck – Pelc Funeral Home, LLC 42 E.Genesee St. Auburn.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests contributions can be sent in memory of Mrs. Sofinski to the Alzheimer’s Association of CNY Chapter.

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December 12, 2019

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Heieck-Pelc Funeral Home,LLC
42 East Genesee Street
Auburn, NY 13021

Mass of Christian Burial
December 13, 2019

10:00 AM
St. Alphonsus Church
E.Genesee St.
Auburn, NY 13021


Alzheimer's Association, CNY Chapter
441 West Kirkpatrick Street, Syracuse NY 13204-1305
Tel: 1-800-272-3900

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