Arleen Freedman Miller

We are deeply saddened at the passing of Arleen Freedman Miller, who passed away at Mass General Hospital, Boston on October 25,2021 with her Son Ronald and daughter Stacey by her side.

She was the most loving and cherished mother who gave endlessly of herself, to not only her husband and children; but to everyone.

Arleen is survived by her husband of 60 years, Ronald J Miller Sr and her son Ronald J Miller Jr his wife Jaqueline Colon Miller of Sunrise, FL and daughter Stacey Freedman Quinones and her husband Jose M Quinones Sr. of Foxboro, MA and grandchildren Crystallyne Bianca Quinones, Scott Anthony Miller, Amber Ashley Miller and her great grandson Lucas Anthony Miller.

She will always be remembered by her grandchildren who knew her by Mammy,Grandma, Mimi and Bubbe.

Arleens entire life was dedicated to being a loving mother, wife, grandmother, sister and friend.

She will be greatly missed by her extended family as well, Richard O. Hill, Deannest Hill and Marsia Hill along with Patricia Brown.`

Arleen grew up in the South End of Boston MA, with her loving family, Mother Mariam Press Freedman(D) and Father Jacob Lester Freedman(D), along with Brothers Robert(D),Stanley,Michael and Peter and Sisters Francais, Identical twin Shirley(D),Sandy and Brenda. She is also an aunt to many nieces and nephews.

Arleen also held her very special in-laws close to her heart, especially Marilyn,Janis,& Craig. She will truly be missed by all of them, along with the entire Miller Family.

Arleen was the moral compass of her entire family, she always showed everyone how to look at situations and act fairly and in accordance to what God would want, she made the family better in every way.

She raised her children to be accountable for their actions, as she always knew her very special place as the mother and not a friend..When her children aged into adults they did become friends with her, very best friends.

She took her job as a mother very seriously, she had such strength and dignity and walked in grace and honor showing everyone that her greatest responsibility was her children , she was proudest of them and all the while keeping her principles and integrity to pass on to them making her children better people, for their family for society and for anyone who came in touch with them.

They will miss every single thing about her, her hugs, laughter, her ability to know what they needed and to know when they needed her, but most of all they will miss her presence, although they will keep the love that covered them every day of their lives without hesitation or judgement, through distance and time…her love was as fierce as she was, and it remains as fierce as she is.

Arleen was very creative and loved to do her own crafts, crocheting, making blankets ,dolls and more.

She loved coloring, she has been coloring her whole life, even before it was cool, her grandchildren will hold fond memories of all the years that they colored with her and shared that time even into their adulthood.

She also loved puzzles,internet games and shopping online.. She went from QVC to Amazon like a true shopping Queen.

She loved baking her big chocolate chip cookies, filling the house with their deliciously sweet smell and surprising the family with them. She made them so perfect, and with so much love.

Her love of chocolate and tostitos along with her undying love for Hostess cupcakes paired with an ice cold pepsi right out of the freezer, the family often laughed about her version of the nutrition pyramid.

But most of all among those very special times,was the precious time she spent with her munchkin Crystallyne, especially having movie nights together, making their popcorn and snuggling up together, they continued those times right up until her illness.

My beautiful mother, may you continue your journey to find the most perfect light to shine on your path until we meet again.. We won’t say goodbye because we won’t let you go, we hold you inside our hearts where you have lived all along.

Arleen was a loving christian woman, who not only taught of God’s word but exemplified it every day in her own life.

Although she was a person of faith it was her desire that we should not hold services for her passing, and we will honor that.

  • Proverbs 31:28–29: “Her children rise up and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her: ‘Many women have done excellently, but you surpass them all.'”


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21 Condolences

  1. M on October 29, 2021 at 11:07 pm

    We love and miss you so much.
    Thank you for loving us as your children.
    Continued blessings on your family.
    Much love,
    Marsia, Deannest and Ricky

  2. Dolores Vargus on October 29, 2021 at 11:16 pm

    Arleen. was a special friend. we meet as young girls. and stayed friends for ever. miss you every day. Love you. R-I-P

  3. Jacqueline Hodgkins on October 29, 2021 at 11:21 pm

    Thank you for the way you loved all of us. May you be engulfed in the love of Jesus and greeted with open arms by all those that passed before you. Forever in my Heart ♥️
    Love Jacqueline

  4. Angel & Ashley Quinones on October 30, 2021 at 12:33 am

    I can imagine how difficult this time may be for you and your family. I want you to know that your mother was amazing and I know how much she loved you.

    Love you soooo much Titi bendición

  5. Lillian Hardy on October 30, 2021 at 2:23 am

    Auntie Arleen was special and kind, so sorry to all the family , may your memories give you some peace. RIP Auntie ❤️ ❤️

  6. Kathy on October 30, 2021 at 3:21 am

    A beautiful and loving tribute to your mother.
    My sincere condolences to you and the family.

  7. Dorothy Silva on October 30, 2021 at 6:13 pm

    My sincere condolences to the whole family. Arleen my friend R.i.p. you will never be forgotten

  8. Kara Davis on October 31, 2021 at 3:05 am

    Chicka, I am balling my eyes out right now!!!! I know your mom is sooooo proud of the strong woman you are!!! As you said; she is always by your side no matter what…… Lots of love, hugs and prayers to you all!!! love you all fam!!!!

  9. Robin Rosa on October 31, 2021 at 12:23 pm

    I am so so sorry for the Lose of Auntie Arleen. She will be missed. She went too soon! I believe Jesus needed her and she is with him. God bless her soul. Love and prayers to you all!!

  10. Suzanne Miller on October 31, 2021 at 7:52 pm

    My thoughts and prayers are with you all always ❤️ Arleen, when you came into my life and married my brother Ronnie I was just a little older than a toddler and you were a big sister/mother at times to me. I remember one time as a teenager when I was living with you all and didn’t want to go to school which was often, I told you that I didn’t feel good and couldn’t go and then you asked me what was wrong and I said that I was dizzy and you then said to me I have a pill for that so you can take it and go to school. LOL I couldn’t pull the wool over your eyes. Arleen you were beautiful inside and out and had a heart of gold and had so much kindness, forgiveness and love to give to all that knew you. As you look down upon us remember how you are loved and missed forever. ❤️

  11. Susan Giggey & Eileen Spellman and families on November 1, 2021 at 7:38 pm

    To our entire family,

    What a beautiful tribute!

    In a time of such distance the loss of a family member brings us together. We are so sorry of the loss of Arleen. Childhood memories of Auntie Mary and Uncle Lester’s house full of people or weekends in Sharon bring us to a happier time. Hopefully time will heal the hole in everyone’s hearts.

    All our love,

    Susan & Eileen

  12. Stacey Freedman Quinones on November 1, 2021 at 9:34 pm

    Mom, I refuse to say goodbye, I know you will be with me until we meet again after I am through with this part of my journey,,,

    You are the light to my lighthouse and It will never shine as bright , but know that I promise you that I will always keep it in sight

    I will keep my eye on that beacon, to help guide me through those times, the times I need you most but need to find you in the stars.

    I will always hold you close and know that you will never be far for who I am is who you are.

    I miss you with my whole heart and soul and wish I could do anything to bring you back to us… There will not be a day that passes that I dont think of your love and miss you more than anything in the world….
    I love you, You are the best Mom in the world.
    Love the luckiest daughter in the world…
    Stacey xo

  13. Munchkin on November 1, 2021 at 10:14 pm

    Hey manmy…
    You left us too soon. It never would have been enough time but gods… we deserved more..
    The skies will never be as blue as your eyes The sun never as bright as your smile.
    I miss you. I always will.
    You took a piece of me with you. Not stolen but given freely so you will always be able to find me.
    Love you

  14. Janis Miller on November 1, 2021 at 11:04 pm

    Arleen (Ida), I am sorry we didn’t get to say goodbye. Things seemed to happen so quickly. I never thought God wanted/needed you now more than we did. I thought we had lots of time to enjoy our friendship here – to do so much more together. You are so much more to me than a wonderful sister-in-law, you are my friend. My heart aches when I think about you and my eyes fill will tears. I miss seeing and talking with you. We’ve known each other from the time we were teenagers. We grew up together. Our families moved across the country together. I remember finding out what was secrets many years after the fact then finding out that you knew those secrets all along and never told a soul. You will always have a part of my heart Arleen. I will always love you. You will never be forgotten. I will see you when God says it is my time. I know you will care of Danny until I get there just like you did in FL.

  15. Kathleen Algarin on November 2, 2021 at 12:59 am

    Arleen, you will be missed by many. You hold a very special place in my heart, for you reached out to me from Florida to NY. Had me in your home a couple times to spend time with you and your loving family. Your spiritual support for me had impacted me for the rest of my journey here on earth. To have your friendship was more than a blessing. A very true friend whether we talked every month or once a year. You recently reached out to me just to check up on me. That was a true friend. I am grateful for the season you played in my life. I will never forget you and what you stood for. Enjoy those streets of gold. Love you!

  16. Maribeth Aron on November 2, 2021 at 2:48 am

    She is with you always What a blessing to have such a great friend in Mom My heart goes out to all of you Look for the signs. Love you

  17. Marilyn on November 2, 2021 at 3:00 pm

    My Condolences to Ronnie her Children Ron Jr and Stacey and to all her family.

    Arleen was a Women of God and always spoke of her Faith and Love for the Lord. She would always direct me to Scripture for any answers I needed. I will forever be grateful that she was a part of my family and in my life.
    Arleen meant so much to so many and was so Loved. She was a Blessing to anyone she knew.
    She left me with so many incredible memories that I will cherish and keep with me always. She will be so missed by my family Lou, Bob and Kurt


  18. Barry and Angie hayes on November 2, 2021 at 7:37 pm

    Lots of prayers to the family.
    I remember Arleen when we were very young
    She was a very nice person. Have not talked to her in years, still live in the south end
    RIP Arleen

  19. Renee aka Kid on November 5, 2021 at 12:22 am

    Arleen I am so thankful to God I met you on aol over 20 years ago! You were my spiritual mom and taught me so much about our Lord and Jesus Christ….I love you Arleen! Always Kid….

  20. Karem on November 5, 2021 at 3:04 am

    Stacey, our most sincere condolences to you and your family. You described your mom so beautifully in this tribute that she’s looking down from heaven saying that’s my girl! I’m saddened I didn’t get to meet her in person but I know she was an amazing woman. May she rest in peace. Hugs and kisses from us.

  21. Natalie Hernandez Kaplan on November 9, 2021 at 8:30 am

    I want you to know how truly sorry I am auntie was taken too soon and words can’t describe the emptiness and pain you all feel! But know for sure you all gained the best guardian angel ever and she’ll forever be with you all…cherish all your beautiful memories❤️ know you and the family are in my thoughts and prayers. Sending hugs & my love!

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