Cartwright Funeral Homes


COPPENS, Arlene M. (Drysdale) of Braintree, passed away on November 23, 2021 from Dementia at the age of 78. Born in Dorchester to the late Arthur and Dorothy Blackwell. She was a graduate of Braintree High School, Class of 1961. Arlene had a great smile and personality to match. She was the most caring listener and everyone came away from a conversation with her feeling special. Arlene was always in attendance for her children’s high school and BYB basketball games, Pop Warner football and little league at Colburn and Watson fields. She had a love for animals, especially her dog Nikki “Pooki”, who was her best friend and was she always donating to animal rescues. Arelene was a caring and loving woman who cherished the time she spent with her family and friends. She will be sorely missed by all who were blessed to have known her. Beloved wife of William Coppens of Braintree. Loving mother of Danielle Coppens of Weymouth, William Coppens, Jr. of Abington and Mark Coppens of Braintree. Cherished grandmother of Richard Coppens of Braintree and Mariah Coppens of Abington. Devoted sister of June Powers of Holbrook and Marion Able of FL. She is also survived by many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend a visitation period on Wednesday, December 1st, from 9:00 – 11:00 AM in the Cartwright-Venuti Funeral Home, 845 Washington St., Braintree. A Funeral Service will immediately follow at 11:00 AM in the Funeral Home. Burial will be private. A celebration of life will be held on Monday, April 18th, 2022 at the Granite Grill, 703 Granite St., Braintree. In lieu of flowers, please make a contribution to Alzheimer’s- Dementia Fund. For directions or to leave a sympathy message for the family, please visit

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