Arlene Guttman


Guttman, Arlene, 90, died Wednesday, January 10, 2018 at St. Elizabeth Home. She was the beloved wife of the late Dr. Alfred Guttman. Born in Lynn, MA, a daughter of the late Samuel and Leona (Wollner) Clebnik, she had lived in East Greenwich, RI for 3 ½ years, previously a longtime resident of Framingham, MA. She was among the founding members and earliest employees of the Danforth Museum in Framingham, and she retired from Citizen’s Bank at age 83 after providing exemplary customer service for 25 years. Arlene was a member of Temple Beth Am, Hadassah and B’nai B’rith. Devoted mother of Risa Guttman-Kornwitz and her husband, Dr. Norman Kornwitz, of East Greenwich and the late Karla Hergenrother. Dear sister of the late Myra Bromfield. Loving grandmother of Jenna Kornwitz, Alyssa Kullgren and the late Jacob Kornwitz. Graveside services will be held Sunday at 1:00 p.m. in Beit Olam Cemetery, 60 Sudbury Road, Wayland, MA. In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to NEADS, PO Box 1100, Princeton, MA 01541.  Shiva will be private.


  1. The DeCenzo family
    Jan 13, 2018

    We send our heartfelt condolences. Arlene was a lovely lady and a wonderful neighbor, always helpful, friendly and kind. She will surely be missed.
    Betty and Bob DeCenzo

  2. Fran Nigberg
    Jan 13, 2018

    I have such wonderful memories of playing bridge with Arlene. We had a mutual admiration society, and I fondly remember her kindness, humor and intelligence. She was a wonderful lady.

  3. Margery Lubanko(Krasnoff) and Family
    Jan 15, 2018

    My sister, brother, and I send our sincere condolences on the loss of Arlene. I have lots of memories of picking her up with my mother and father in the car and taking them to bridge. She was a fine lady and so proud of her children and grandchildren.

  4. Eubanks family
    Jan 17, 2018

    Today, I learned that your family is mourning the loss of your beloved Arlene. Please accept my condolences and be assured that almighty God is certainly aware of your painful feelings. May God comfort and sustain you to get through this day and others to come (Isa 41:13). Wishing your family all the best at this most difficult period.

  5. scott wendy and larry from Framingham
    Jan 17, 2018

    Lots of love to you and your Family Risa. We are all thinking healing wishes your way. Mom was so classy, had the sweetest companion for life and will always be inspiration for me.

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