Roger J. Arsenault
Roger J. Arsenault
  • April 26, 1928 - May 28, 2016
  • Fairhaven, Massachusetts

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Roger J. Arsenault, 88, of Fairhaven, passed into eternal rest on Saturday, May 28, 2016, following a long illness. He was the husband of Patricia (Roberts) Arsenault with whom he shared 69 years of marriage.

Born in Fairhaven, a son of the late Antoine A. and Elmire (Daigle) Arsenault, he was a lifelong resident of the town. He was a communicant of St. Mary's Church.

Mr. Arsenault was a proud veteran of the United States Navy and Air Force. He worked as a quality assurance representative for the US Government Defense Contract Administration Service for 37 years, retiring in 1990.

Roger was a strong and selfless man who lived his life entirely for his family and the people he loved. He was a clock enthusiast who collected, restored and repaired antique wind-up clocks. Roger also enjoyed gardening, working around the house that he built himself, and watching the Red Sox. He was well known as an avid big game quahog hunter. With his wife Patricia, Roger was a zealous world traveler.

Surviving in addition to his wife are two sons, Peter Arsenault and his wife Kelli of Fairhaven, and Neil Arsenault of New Bedford; a granddaughter, Elmire Arsenault of Fairhaven; and two sisters, Jeannette Babineau of West Dennis and twin sister Yvonne White of Travelers Rest, SC. Roger was pre-deceased by brothers Arcade, Anselm, and Aurele Arsenault, and sister Marie Roy.

His Funeral Mass will be held on Tuesday, June 14, 2016, at 10:00 A.M. in St. Mary's Church, Main St., Fairhaven. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (, 877-272-6226).
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