Carmaline D. Arquiett, 84, formerly of Felts Mills

FELTS MILLS, NY —  Carmaline D. Arquiett, 84, formerly of Felts Mills, passed away Sunday, July 26, 2020, at Samaritan Summit Village, Watertown, where she had been a resident.

Calling hours will be 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 1, 2020, at the Bruce Funeral Home.

A funeral Mass will be said 1 p.m. Saturday for immediate family (due to the limited capacity of people the church can hold) at St. Paul’s Catholic Church. 

A public graveside service will follow Mass in Felts Mills Cemetery. 

Born Jan. 11, 1936, in Watertown, daughter of Joseph and Grace (Vallelunga) Dilello, she graduated in 1955 from Watertown High School.

Following school she married Robert Arquiett on April 7, 1956, at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church. The couple moved to Felts Mills where she was a homemaker. Her husband Robert worked for over 30 years at St. Regis Paper Co. He passed Sept. 26, 2002.

Carmaline was a member of the National Hiking and Camping Association, Red Hat Society, Communicant and member of the Alter & Rosary Society at St. Paul’s Catholic Church, Felts Mills American Legion Auxiliary, Den Mother for the Cub Scouts, and on a bowling league at the Seaway Lanes.

She was an avid hiker, camper, bowler, reader, knitter and crafter and she loved to play Bingo.

Among her survivors are her four children, James “Jim” and Jennifer , Carthage, Rose and Michael Coleman, Fort Worth, TX, Gary and Cindy, Carthage, William, Felts Mills and Christopher Arquiett, Tannersville, NY; eight grandchildren, six great-grandchildren; three sisters and two brothers-in-law, Virginia Martin, Felts Mills, Ann and Robert Keggins, Watertown, Patricia and Ed Hooppell, CA; several nieces and nephews.

Besides her parents and her beloved husband, a sister, Marie Matthews and a granddaughter, Janna Arquiett died before her.

Donations may be made to St. Paul’s Catholic Church.

Online condolences may be made at

The family has requested to please respect and follow NYS guidelines and wear a mask at all services for their mother.