Kathryn (Kay) Williams Arnold died peacefully on November 27, 2014 surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of the late Harris W. Arnold, the daughter of the late Herbert and Minnie Williams, the sister of Shirley Danielian and Loris Williams of Cranston, RI, the mother of Carolyn Manion (Frank) of Wilmington, DE, Janet Ernst (Edward) of North Smithfield, RI, Stephen Arnold (Karen) of Gorham, ME, Nancy Arnold of East Greenwich, RI, and Susan McCauley (Kevin) of South Kingstown, RI, the grandmother of Eric Ernst, Jennifer Ernst, Ched Manion, Kate Manion, Nancy Mettler, Thomas McCauley, Amanda Arnold, and Matthew Arnold, and the great grandmother of Ashlee Ernst and Kaylynn Taylor. Kay was born in East Greenwich, RI; she and her loving husband, Harris, raised their family as residents of Cranston for their 62 years of married life. She was active in many clubs and activities as a support to her family, as well as at the Church of the Transfiguration, Edgewood, RI. Her family was the focus and love of her life. She had a beautiful spirit of giving, thoughtfulness, and care for others. Family and friends are invited to a Celebration of her Life on Wednesday, December 3, 2014, 10:30 am at St. Luke’s Church in East Greenwich, RI. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Scalabrini Villa.
Karen Baker, Scalabrini Villa - 11/30/2014
I am going to miss my special friend Kay. She was a wonderful woman who brightened many of my days.
James Norberg - 12/01/2014
Dear Janet, and the entire Arnold family. I was so saddened this morning when I saw the paper. Your Mother was such a lovely person. Your family was a huge part in my early life. Being neighbors and attending the same church, brings back so many wonderful memories. Please extend my condolences to your family.
Ruby Simkoff - 12/01/2014
Our Condolences go out to the Arnold Family. I am sure Kay was a shining light who produced such wonderful children. Steve, our thoughts are with you.
Deb Jackman - 12/01/2014
Sue, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this trying time.
Jean Swanson Westcott - 12/01/2014
Dear Callie and Janet, Sorry to learn of your Mom's passing. She was a joyful friend and encouragement during college years, helping with so many road trips to and from Endicott. Love to all of you at this special time.
Kristen Norberg - 12/01/2014
Sue,Nancy,and the entire Arnold family. So many fond childhood memories in the Arnold house. Your mom was a big part of those memories. Many thoughts and prayers to all of you at this time!!!!
Deanne Botelho, Marilyn Hess, Robert Hess, Virgini - 12/01/2014
We all have so many fond memories of Kay. Her smile and kindness always made you feel right at home. We are sure she is up in Heaven with her apron on, organizing a function. Our love to all of you, and continued prayers for strength on your loss. Love, Deanne
Neil Ross - 12/01/2014
We first met Kay and Harris Arnold on Kenyon Road while our new house was beging finished. Ours was the second home built there, only preceded by the young Arnold couple. Within days our families met and were friends. Kay was then and remained a good friend always willing to help, share a laugh, ask a favor, or just chat. I was 12 then yet still see both their happy faces. Kay saw me daily riding my bike and when her first two girls were ready, she asked me to teach each how, and down the road they would wobble and weave, but they quickly go the knack of balance and motion. Over the decades Kay and her sidekick Hap were there for my family. It was Kay to called me to say that my dad had just died. She cared for mom until I arrived then cooked a nice dinner for us all. That was so Kay. Reliable, helpful and being there. In the decades since I've not seen Kay often, but her memory, smile and spirit remain still with me. God bless Kay and her family.
Matt Cate - 12/01/2014
I'm sorry for your loss. Aunt Kay was a sweet lady who brightened her family's spirits. We will miss her.
Betsy Eastwood - 12/02/2014
Dear Callie, Jan, Stephen, Nancy, and Susan - So sorry for your loss. Kay was a true gem, a loving aunt, and gracious guide for we Eastwoods in our time of need. We will miss her.
Pat and Pete Yooung - 12/02/2014
We send our sympathy and love to you, Nancy, in the loss of your mother. She must have been very special to have raised such a special person like you.
Connie Hiller - 12/02/2014
Nancy, I was so sad to hear this news. My deepest sympathies go out to you - no matter what the circumstances, it is hard to lose one's parent. My prayers are with you and your family.
Andy & Andrew Cate - 12/03/2014
Sending our thoughts to the entire Arnold family. Aunt Kay was a great woman and a truly special part of our family. We're sorry we couldn't be there to celebrate a truly wonderful spirit. She will be missed by all who knew her, no doubt about it.
Pam McFarland - 12/04/2014
Getting hired at Scalabrini has blessed me in more ways than one, but having one-to one interactions with Kay, especially when I'd say something and she'd respond with a smile and receive my hugs by hugging me back, making my heart soar, has been one of the biggest blessings of all! Love you Kay! Praying comfort for those left behind!
Sandy (Oliver) Weeks - 12/06/2014
To Callie,Janet,Stephen,Nancy,Susan,and family,
I am sorry to have learned of the loss of your Mom. I remember her as a very kind and cheerful lady. I had the pleasure of knowing her when walking to school with Callie and after the twins were born. Such a nice Mom and nice family. My thoughts are with you at this time of loss.
David McGowan - 12/07/2014
Dear Callie, Jan, Steve, Nancy, and Susan
I am saddened to hear that your mom has passed. She was always so kind and warm to me. Her welcoming spirit is what I remember most when I think of the many happy times our families spent together. All of you are in my thoughts and prayers.
The FitzSimon Family - 02/26/2015
To the Arnold Family,our prayers go out to you during this difficult time.god bless...