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Boucher Funeral Home, Inc.
Monday June 27th, 2022
9:30am - 10:30am

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Annunciation Parish at Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Church
Monday June 27th, 2022

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Violet Arsenault

Violet “Vi” (Goguen) Arsenault, 92, of Gardner, died peacefully Saturday, May 28, 2022, in her home surrounded by her family.

Born in Gardner on February 17, 1930, she was the daughter of the late Olivier and Regina (Bastarache) Goguen. Vi was a Domestic Worker employed by various households throughout the years until her retirement in 2008.

Vi was a parishioner of Annunciation Parish/ Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Church of Gardner where she was a member of its Ladies of Ste. Anne Society. She enjoyed reading, playing cards, and watching television especially EWTN and Lifetime Networks. Vi was an excellent poutine maker and enjoyed volunteering her time at the annual church Bazaar. Her greatest joy was found when she was with her family, especially her children and grandchildren treasuring all the special times they had together.

Vi is survived by her daughter, Darlene M. O’Connell and her husband John of Worcester; two sons, Norman P. Arsenault and his wife Doris of Westminster and Donald O. Arsenault and his wife Cheryl of Jacksonville, FL; three grandchildren, Michael Arsenault. Gisele St. Pierre and Nicole O’Connell; two great-grandchildren, Polina Arsenault and Sophia St. Pierre; a brother, Alderice Goguen and his wife Delma of Gardner; four sisters, Oniva Goguen of St. Marie, NB, Canada, Verna Albert of St. Antoine, NB, Canada, Aldea Arsenault and her husband Noel of Gardner, and Gloria Maillet and her husband Romeo of St. Marie, NB, Canada; several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

She was predeceased by her husband of 57-years, Philip Arsenault, who died in 2010; and two sisters, Leona Vidal and Dianna Harnois.

The family would like to thank the Aging Servies of North Central Massachusetts and VNA Care of Worcester for the loving and compassionate care of Vi through this difficult time.

Funeral Services will be held Monday, June 27, 2022, from the Boucher Funeral Home, Inc., 110 Nichols Street, Gardner, MA, with a Mass at 11:00 a.m. in Annunciation Parish at Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Church, 135 Nichols Street, Gardner, MA. Burial at Notre Dame Cemetery, West Street, Gardner, MA will be private.

A Calling Hour will be held Monday, June 27, 2022, from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. in the funeral home.

Memorial Contributions may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or on their website at (www.stjude.org) or to Annunciation Parish, 135 Nichols Street, Gardner, MA 01440. Please reference in memory of Violet Arsenault.

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Missing you, Vi, with all my love for you and your family. ❤️🙏🏻

Heather Jun 26 2022 11:59 PM

We are sorry for your loss.

Vi cleaned for us for many years. She was always cheerful and did
a great job. She was a very nice lady.

Debbie and Dan Sargent Jun 13 2022 9:16 PM

Norm, Mike and family, please accept my condolences on your loss.
Dave Downey, Spincraft

Dave Downey Jun 10 2022 8:16 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Violet Arsenault

The Babin’s Jun 7 2022 12:21 PM

So sorry to hear of your mom's passing. Vi was such a sweet woman and a good friend to my mother (Lea). Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.

Martha & Luc Martin Jun 7 2022 10:13 AM

Miss you mom love you ❤️

Norman Jun 6 2022 6:08 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Violet Arsenault

Florine Barrieau and family. Jun 5 2022 10:59 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Violet Arsenault

Gale and Francisco Santiago Jun 3 2022 1:11 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Violet Arsenault

Natalie, Dominic, Francesca Arsenault Jun 2 2022 11:43 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Violet Arsenault

Frankie &Andrea Arsenault Jun 2 2022 8:10 AM

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