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Jean O. (Keefe) Arsenault

Jean O. (Keefe) Arsenault
  • December 22, 1932 - October 3, 2017
  • Waltham, Massachusetts

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“I was searching to contact Jean to let her know that my mother just passed away when I heard the news of her passing. Jean worked for our family for...Read More »
1 of 8 | Posted by: Jay Rosenfeld - Lexington, MA

“So sorry for your loss WillieJoe. Jeannie was a Waltham Legend. Barbara LeBlanc ”
2 of 8 | Posted by: Barbara Leblanc - Honolulu, HI

“So sorry to hear the news of Jeannies passingShe was sure to put a smile on your face when she entered a room She will be forever missed and never...Read More »
3 of 8 | Posted by: Mary & Dave Burke - Family

“Thoughts and prayers to Willie Joe and the family. ”
4 of 8 | Posted by: Donna Cameron - Newwaterford

“I got ti know her when my friend and co-worker Jeannie Gillis was sick.She and Willie were also good friends of my neighbours,Elmo and Katie Muise...Read More »
5 of 8 | Posted by: Aleah MacNeil - Friend

“So sorry to hear, she'll be missed. Stay strong uncle Willie Joe ”
6 of 8 | Posted by: Henry Arsenault - New Waterford

“My heart breaks to hear of Aunt Jeanne's passing. Sending all my love and condolences to my uncle Willie Joe and Brian and family. I will be thinking...Read More »
7 of 8 | Posted by: Anita (Arsenault) Morrison - WY

“My sincere sorrow to Jeans husband and family. Also from all her friends that enjoyed the many times we shared with her at Bingo. She will be so...Read More »
8 of 8 | Posted by: Theresa Ormond - Friend


Waltham – Mrs. Jean O. (Keefe) Arsenault, of Waltham, died Tuesday, October 3, 2017 at Lahey Clinic in Burlington. She was 84.

Jean was born in Waltham on December 22, 1932, a daughter of the late Henry and Josie (Chiasson) Keefe, and moved as an infant with her family to Waterford, Nova Scotia where she was raised.

In February, 1954 she married Waterford native William J. Arsenault and eight months later the pair moved to Waltham where they became lifelong residents. They enjoyed summer trips 'back home' to Waterford and Jean will long be remembered for her joyous sense of humor.

In addition to her husband of sixty-four years, William, she leaves her grandson, Brian Pikarski and his wife, Haley, and their son, Logan.

Jean was the mother of the late Lynn M. Arsenault.

Family and friends will honor and remember Jean's life by gathering for calling hours in The Joyce Funeral Home, 245 Main Street (Rte. 20), Waltham on Monday, October 9th from 4 to 8 p.m. and again on Tuesday morning when her funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Waltham.