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Arlene "Bunny" Ellen Haglund

December 29, 1947January 11, 2021

Arlene Ellen “Bunny” Haglund, 73, went home to be with her Heavenly Savior on Monday, January 11, 2021, in Williamsburg, VA.

She is preceded in death by her mother, Evelyn Barrett Lamb; stepfather, Roy D. Lamb; father, Robert Haglund; and stepbrother, Roy D. Lamb III.

She graduated from Dorchester High School in the Class of 1965. She received her Bachelor’s degree from Gordon College and later received her Master’s degree from Bridgewater State College. A teacher with the Boston public school system for 35 years, Bunny was also a member of Wellspring United Methodist Church, the Williamsburg Spinners and Weaving Guild, The Delta Kappa Gamma Society International, Alpha Iota Chapter-Massachusetts and volunteer for the National Park Service. She was also a lifelong member of the American Legion Auxiliary. She loved to sing and was a former member of the Williamsburg Choral Guild and sang in the choir and with the music ministry “Gratitude.”

Survivors include her daughter, Christine Lucero; son-in-law, Michael Steen; granddaughter, Zola; stepsister, Mary Ann Lamb; and Kathleen Bennett, whom Bunny loved as a daughter.

A Celebration of Life will be scheduled at a later date in the spring. Memorial donations may be made in her name at ALSAC/St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 ( or Heritage Humane Society, 430 Waller Mill Rd., Williamsburg, VA 23185 (


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Arlene "Bunny" Ellen Haglund

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Cousin Laura Barrett Arsenault

January 15, 2021

Bunny, my cousin, I will hold our childhood memories forever in my heart. You were kind and funny and smart. You taught me silly songs as a child. I still sing them to my grandchildren.
I will so miss our phone conversations and You singing Happy Birthday to me.
Rest now and know I will love You forever.

Dale Isabel WILLIAMS

January 15, 2021

Bunny my dearest,oldest friend since 1960..we lived close to each other in Dorchester, Boston.
We loved to sing, dance, be with our group friends. I remember her playing piano in her Dorchester home, her mom s toll house cookies, Christmas one of my bridal showers, lingerie, at her house.her wedding reception in 1969 at her house. We both lived in other towns and states as we married.
But used to write to each other, many hour telephone calls, then texting, since 2010 Every day. This photo of her is special. She looked gorgeous and her happiness shines like sunbeams. It was her daughters wedding 2008.
Bunny in younger years sang in Boston at prestigious choral group. Tryouts required, Dedham Chorale. She bowled in leagues, sewed. Painted, crochet, square danced, she had a design flare.
More than anything she cared for many. Took care of Pa,her step dad, her mother. Then her biological dad even after she moved to VA, she was retired, he lived with her, then her family moved in. She was generous, good listener, liked to laugh, was our memory keeper.
She has already sent me signs and I know I will see her again.
So many memories from teens to now..I have been blessed to have such a friend. An ache in my heart ❤ love you forever
Dale Campbell Williams

Christine Lamb Toubeau

January 14, 2021

So sorry to hear of Arleen's passing. I knew her as one of many 'cousins' when we were all growing up. But of course, unfortunately, we lost contact with each other through the years. I am very sorry I didn't get to see you again. My mother and yours were friends.