Lawrence — Alfred Joseph Arsenault, Sr., 91, of Lawrence passed away peacefully following a long illness on Tuesday, March 26, 2013, at Academy Manor, Andover. He was born in Methuen on October 14, 1921, the eldest son of Alfredo and Bertha Arsenault. Fred attended Lawrence schools and he was a veteran of WW II proudly serving his country in The United States Marine Corps. On December 8, 1945, he married Catherine Gregory a union that lasted for 67 years. They resided in Lawrence all of their lives.
Fred worked at Loomweave as a foreman until 1971. He then worked at Northern Essex Community College as a maintenance man until his retirement in 1983. For several years during his retirement, He drove a truck for Meals on Wheels.
Fred was a longtime member of The Elks. He enjoyed camping, playing cards, especially, 45’s, candlepin bowling and working around his house. Most of all, he enjoyed spending time with his family.
Fred is survived by his loving wife, Catherine “Kitty” Arsenault, his daughter, Nancy McNally of Lawrence, his son and daughter-in-law, Wayne and Kathleen Arsenault of Rome, NY. He leaves 3 grandchildren, Pamela Arsenault of N. Andover, Andrew and Sean Arsenault of Philadelphia, PA, and a great grandson, Douglas Jordan “DJ” Banks. He leaves a brother and sister-in-law, Richard and Beth Arsenault of Jefferson City, Tenn. He also leaves his sister-in-law, Mary Arsenault of Methuen and several nieces and nephews. Fred was pre-deceased by six brothers, Roland, Leo, Walter, Harold, Cy and Jimmy.
Fred’s family would like to thank the Alzheimer’s unit at Academy Manor for their care and compassion. They would also like to extend a special thanks to Robin and Linda Arsenault and to Barbara Lumb for all the love and support they have given during this time.
ARRANGEMENTS: Calling hours will be on Thursday, April 4, 2013, from 3 to 5 p.m. at The Arthur J. Scott Funeral Home, 298 South Broadway, Lawrence. A service will be at 5 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Alzheimer’s Unit, Academy Manor, 89 Morton St., Andover, MA. To send an online condolence, please visit, www.dewhirstfuneral.com or www.facebook.com/dewhirstfuneralhome.