With her children and grandchildren by her side, Anne-Marie
Arsenault peacefully departed on May 8, 2023 in Grande-Digue, at her
son Richard's home, the site of countless family gatherings and happy
Survived by her five children: Natalie, Jeff (Caroline), Paul
(late Sylvie Cormier), Richard (Chantal Robichaud) and Marie-Claire
(Neill O'Reilly); her nine grandchildren: Samuel, Isabel, Dominic,
Jacob, Charlotte, Isaac, Claire, Danielle and Simon, Anne-Marie was
predeceased by her beloved husband of 46 years, Gerald (2015).
Anne-Marie's joy in life was to dote on her grandchildren, and she
especially loved to gather her family around the table for her
exceptional home cooking.
Anne-Marie is also survived by her siblings: Pauline
Theriault (late Marc), Don LeBlanc (Monique) and Mark LeBlanc (Janice
Goguen), and was predeceased by her parents: Jean-Paul LeBlanc and
Isabel McLellan, as well as her siblings: Bernice (Fred Goguen), Owen
(Rejeanne Dallaire), Claire (Gerry) and Claude
Anne-Marie spent her life in service to others. Her vocation
and gift were to support mothers and babies, as a long-time member and
leader with La Leche League. She also helped countless households
furnish their homes (and learn to cook with microwaves!) during her
career in sales at Eaton's, Lounsbury and Sears. In each of these
places, she made friendships that she carried with her
Among the memories her children cherish, there are all the
trips to Ottawa, the summers spent at the beach and in cottages,
Sunday drives to get ice creams and the occasional fried clam split
Anne-Marie enjoyed a very busy and fulfilling social life,
from her friendships formed at St. Pat's, to her love of singing from
the heart with la Chorale Notre-Dame and le Choeur Christ-Roi, as well
as many outings to concerts of all kinds - music was a fixture in her
life. Very proud of her Acadian identity, Anne-Marie loved to decorate
her home with les couleurs de l'Acadie. She also enjoyed clever
slogans and pithy sayings, finding inspiration almost everywhere she
Her children are forever thankful for the care she received
from the friends and family in her final days, many of them sitting
with her for hours and overnight, making sure her every need was met.
To those of you who were here with us in her last days, we are so
The family will receive condolences at Frenette Funeral and
Cremation Centre, 88 Church Street, Moncton (506-858-1900) where the
memorial service will be celebrated on Friday May 12 at 4 pm.
Visitation is Friday from 2 pm until time of funeral, followed by a
reception. Interment will be at Our Lady of Calvary cemetery in
Anne-Marie did love flowers, and she supported many causes.
For contributions to organizations in her memory, Anne-Marie would
have most appreciated La Leche League, your local food bank or choir,
such as Les jeunes chanteurs d'Acadie.
Words of comfort and donations may
be made at www.frenettefuneralhome.com