Lawrence, MA. — Arthur J. Bonenfant, 77, a resident of Lawrence, MA, passed away on Thursday, March 28, 2013, at the Holy Family Hospital in Methuen.
Born in Lawrence, Arthur was educated in the local schools. He was retired from the Greater Lawrence Vocational Technical High School where he had worked in Maintenance. Arthur was a United States Marine Veteran having served during the Korean Conflict. He was a member of the Lawrence Lodge of Elks B.P.O.E. #65, as well the North Andover V.F.W. He had also been a member of the Knights of Columbus in North Andover. Arthur's family was the priority of his life as they gave him his greatest joy, especially his grandchildren. He also enjoyed being with his friends.
Members of Arthur's family include his wife Pauline (Potvin) Bonenfant; his children, Robert Bonenfant and his wife Elizabeth, Brenda Conlon and her husband Thomas, Janice Loughlin and her husband Daniel, Cyndi Charest and her husband Robert, Gail Bonenfant, and Jackie Endyke and her husband Mark. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Jason Bonenfant and his wife Rebecca, Erin Haemker and her husband Andrew, Thomas Conlon and his wife Allison, Brigette Bonenfant, Katelyn Bonenfant, Christine Young and her husband Aaron, Cody Charest and fiancé Shaun DeVoss, Cassandra Bonenfant, Daniel Loughlin, Maggie Conlon, Matt Charest, Hailey Endyke, Dane Endyke, and Skyler Endyke; as well as 5 great-grandchildren, Ryleigh Conlon, Kinley Conlon, Bentley Charest, Zoey Bonenfant, and Finn Haemker. Arthur is also survived by his sisters, Cecile Desjardin, Jacqueline Isabelle, and Theresa Bernard; as well as a brother, Joseph Bonenfant, and many nieces and nephews.
ARRANGEMENTS: Family and friends may call today, Friday, March 29, 2013 from 3 to 8 p.m. at the John Breen Memorial Funeral Home, Inc., 122 Amesbury St., Lawrence, MA. Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, March 30, 2013 at 11 a.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are asked to be made in Arthur's memory to either the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Massachusetts and Rhode Island, One Bulfinch Place, 2nd Floor, Boston, MA, 02114, (massri.wish.org) or to the American Diabetes Association-New England Chapter, 10 Speen St., 2nd Floor, Framingham, MA, 01701. To send an online condolence or for more information, please go to www.breenfuneralhome.com.