LARCHMONT, N.Y. -- Arnesta "Fritzie" Marie Payne, of Larchmont, died Jan. 29. She was 82.
Born Oct. 27, 1929 in New York City, she was the daughter of John and Arnesta Lehmann. After graduating from New Rochelle High School, she attended college. Payne went on to work as a flight attendant with American Airlines before retiring to raise a family.
She married Martin Payne and they enjoyed traveling together. Payne also worked up to the time of her death with H&R Block.
Surviving are her husband of 43 years, Martin, her daughter Dawn (George) Szczerba and her son John Payne. She was predeceased by her parents.
Visitation is from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Tuesday at Graham Funeral Home in Rye. The funeral mass begins at 10 a.m. on Wednesday at Sts. John and Paul Church in Larchmont. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Doberman Rescue or Greyhound Rescue League.
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