Anne-Marie Arsenault
1949 - 2023
Anne-Marie Arsenault
Visitation Information
Vendredi 12 mai / Friday May 12
Visitation Time
14h jusqu'à l'heure des funérailles / 2 pm until time of funeral
Visitation Location
Centre funéraire Frenette Funeral Centre, Moncton
Service Information
Service Date
Friday, May 12, 2023
Service Time
16h / 4 pm
Service Location
Centre funéraire Frenette Funeral Centre, 88 rue Church Street, Moncton
Burial Information
Burial Location
Cimetière Notre-Dame-du-Calvaire Cemetery, Dieppe
Requested Charity
La Leche League, banque alimentaire ou chorale locale / Local food bank or choir
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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 memories.

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 (Carolyn).

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 forever.

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 seven ways.

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 turned.

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 grateful.

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 Dieppe.

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

Anne-Marie Arsenault