Arlene Frances (Fisher) Roberts, age 81

of Clinton

Arlene Frances (Fisher) Roberts, age 81

Arlene Frances (Fisher) Roberts, age 81, of Clinton, died peacefully, Thursday, July 20, 2023 at UMass Memorial HealthAlliance – Clinton Hospital, in the comfort of her loving family.

Arlene was born in Boston, to the late Robert O. and Louise E. (Bonome) Fisher. Raised and educated in Quincy, she was a graduate of Quincy High School. She later earned an Associate degree.

She lived in Clinton for six years, previously in Duxbury for ten years, and earlier in Weymouth and Braintree.

Arlene was the well-known owner and operator of The American Indian Store, selling Native American jewelry, arts, and crafts, at locations in Quincy, Hanover, and Plymouth. Prior to that, she was employed as a dental assistant, working in the Randolph office of Dr. Milton Glassman for many years.

Arlene enjoyed playing the piano. She also had a passion for gardening and was very active in the landscaping committee while living at Arbor Glen in Stow.

Beloved wife for fifty-seven years of Norman L. Roberts.

Dear sister of the late Robert O. Fisher, the late Joanne L. Stohl and her surviving husband James of Milton, formerly of Weymouth.

Arlene is also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, and their families.

Memorial Funeral Services will be conducted at the Sweeney Brothers Home for Funerals, 1 Independence Avenue, Quincy, on Friday, July 28, at 11 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Memorial Visitation prior to the service from 10 – 11 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Arlene’s memory may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or by visiting


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  • So many fond memories of aunt Arlene. We always loved her great memory of all the stories from the past about my dad and uncles. You will be missed.

  • Arlene always brought a smile to my face and all those around her. She was a joy to be around and always brought a touch of class to any situation. Good Bye Arlene and Thank You for being you.

  • Dear Norman,
    While living in Holbrook, I had the pleasure of spending time with you and Arlene. She was a wonderful and interesting woman who I thoroughly enjoyed. I am so very sorry for your loss.
    Sending thoughts and prayers.
    Liz Turner

  • As a fellow 1959 graduate of Quincy High, I have always remembered Arlene’s big smile and beautiful personality. She will be deeply missed. My condolences to her entire family. With love, Lee

  • Leenie was a classy lady who truly loved her family and friends. Her smiles were infectious. She will be missed by many others without a doubt! I know you are up there with Joanne! RIP Leenie.

    Much love,


  • Leenie surely will be missed by many others! Her smiles were so infectious!! I know she is with her sister, Joanne. RIP Leenie.

    With love,
    Sherri Gjerdingen

  • Arlene was a close family friend, such a Beautiful lady and Person. Rest in peace

  • Arlene was a family friend, A Beautiful Lady and person. Rest in peace

  • We will miss Arlene at our salon. She was an amazing woman with so many stories and memories about her life. She talked fondly about her family and friends. She was blunt and witty and we loved that about her. May she rest in peace.
    Love, Betty and Stephanie Lopilato

  • Arlene so sorry to hear of your passing.knew you from Townhill street.knew all the Bonomes from Kent street .the whole Robert’s family from Townhill st .I wish you rest in peace and may God bless Norman and family

  • So sad to hear of Arlene’s passing. Worked for her at the American Indian Store for many years. Enjoyed visiting with her and Norman at their house in Stowe.. You were a good friend. My deepest sympathies to Norman and her family and friends. You will be missed. Love, Jay

  • I’m so very sorry to hear of Leenie’s passing. She was such an amazing person. I worked for her for many years at The American Indian Store, all three locations. She was always honest and kind. She used to take Donna and I to dinner with Norman either in the North End or to El Serape. I loved listening to her stories. She taught me so much about Indigenous culture and about myself. I grew up a lot because of her. She was wonderful. I’m so sorry for the family. Xoxo Jeannie