Arline G. Begert


NORWALK, Conn. – Arline Gertrude Begert, loving aunt and caring friend, passed away on Jan. 27, at the age of 87, after a brief illness.

She was born on Sept. 1, 1919, in Lewiston, to the late Agnes Baker and James Henry Begert.

A graduate of Lewiston High School and the University of Maine, she became a teacher for a short-time before earning a masters degree in economics from Cornell University in 1953. During World War II, she served her country as a civilian pilot, earning her wings in the Civil Pilot Training Program. At the same time, she worked for the state of Maine National Weather Service and later moved to Washington, D.C., where she was employed by the National Weather Service as an analyst. She then moved to New York City to work as an executive for the Exxon Corp. as a petroleum economist.

Upon her retirement from Exxon, she lived in London for a time before settling in Amawalk, N.Y. She recently moved to Wilton, Conn., to be closer to family. She enjoyed traveling, reading and most of all spending time with her extended family.

She will be lovingly missed by her dear friend of 50 years, Dr. Virginia Hardman; sisters-in-law, Martine Begert of Lewiston, Elizabeth Begert, of Ridgefield, Conn., Eleanor Begert of Old Orchard Beach and Sono Begert of Tacoma, Wash.; 18 nieces and nephews; and many grand-nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her brothers, Carl, William, John and Jerome; her sister, Muriel Coyne; nephews, James Begert and Mark Coyne; and niece, Kathleen Begert.