MADISON -- Norman Arsenault, 88, passed away on April 6, 2012, in Skowhegan, with his family by his side. He was born in Madison on March 19, 1924, the son of Louis and Catherine (DeRoche) Arsenault.
Norman attended school in Madison, leaving in the ninth grade to help support his family. He joined the Army, serving as a corporal in the 8th Armored Division during World War II. After returning home, he attended barber school, worked in a woolen mill, at Corson Boat Co., Kennebec River Pulp and Paper Co., Pentec Paper Co., and retired from Madison Paper Co.
He married the love of his life, Jeannette Pomelow, in 1947. They enjoyed the outdoor life, hunting, fishing, snowmobiling, four wheeling, water skiing and spending time at their camp on Parlin Pond. After they retired, they traveled throughout the United States and Canada, visiting every state and province.
Norman was predeceased by his wife of 61 years, Jeannette (Pomelow) Arsenault; his brothers, Edgar, Ralph, Arthur, Joseph, Lester and Albert; and his sisters, Cecile Bushey and Melvina Pomelow.
He is survived by his children, Bernadette LeBlanc and husband Harold, Edward Arsenault and wife Christine, and Marie Quimby and husband Gerald; grandchildren Stephen Arsenault, Amy Arsenault, Timothy Arsenault and wife Helen, Shaun Quimby and wife Heather, and Erin Quimby and husband Gregory Knerr; great-grandchildren Cole, Bradley, Celeste, Keanu and Taj Arsenault, Kodi and Reagan Quimby; his brothers, Louis and wife Connie, and James and wife Priscilla.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 5, 2012, at St. Sebastian Catholic Church in Madison, with the Rev. John Mazzei officiating. Interment will be in St. Sebastian Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, those who wish may make a memorial contribution to HealthReach Hospice, Volunteers of Kennebec Valley, P.O. Box 828, Waterville, ME 04903-3828.
The family would like to express their heartfelt thanks to the staff of Redington-Fairview General Hospital, Redington Medical Associates, Woodlawn Nursing Facility and HealthReach Hospice, especially to Hollie for the loving care that she gave to our dad.
Arrangements are by Giberson Funeral Home, 40 Maple St., Madison.