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Helen M. Arsenault
SCARBOROUGH -- Helen M. Arsenault, in her 84th year, formerly of Cape Elizabeth, passed away on Jan. 6, 2013, at Gosnell Memorial Hospice House in Scarborough with her family by her side.
Helen was born on Oct. 12, 1928, in Portland, the daughter of James and Diana Tanguay Mills. She was a 1947 graduate of South Portland High School where she was founder of the Student Newspaper.
She married the love of her life, Ronnie Arsenault, at St. John the Evangelist Church on July 16, 1949.
Helen was a homemaker who enjoyed spending time with family, friends and her beloved grandchildren. She loved all kinds of sporting activities including skiing, bowling, basketball, and especially golf. She was a longtime member of the Purpoodock Club and an active member in the Southern Maine Women's Golf Association. She was also a terrific Bridge player. She and Ronnie loved to travel in their RV spending time with many friends along their travels.
Helen was a longtime communicant of Holy Cross Church.
She was predeceased by her husband Ronald in 2002; and three of her brothers, Arthur Mills, Lloyd Mills, and James Mills. Helen is survived by her six children, Donald J. (Beverly) Arsenault of Rome, N.Y., Dianne T. (Matthew) McConnell of Edgewater, Md., Anne-Marie 'Amy' Arsenault of Scarborough, Theresa L. Arsenault of South Portland, James R. (Patricia) Arsenault of Scarborough, and Jane P. (Scott) Chapman of West Granby, Conn.; a sister, Mary Mahoney of Cape Elizabeth, and two brothers, Donald Mills of Waterboro, and Charles (Ruth) Mills of South Portland. She is sadly missed by her 10 grandchildren, Jeffrey, Michael, Sarah, Stephanie, Brian, Kevin, Jane Elizabeth, Thomas, Steven, and Sean.
Visitation will be held from 3-6 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 8, at Conroy-Tully Crawford South Portland Chapel, 1024 Broadway, South Portland. Prayers will be recited at 12:15 p.m. on Wednesday at the South Portland chapel followed by a 1 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial at Holy Cross Church, corner of Broadway and Cottage Road, South Portland. Spring burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Cape Elizabeth. Online condolences may be expressed at
Helen M. Arsenault
Published in Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram from Jan. 7 to Jan. 8, 2013
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"Amy, So sorry to hear of your mom. My thoughts are with you and your family."
- Anne-Marie Phinney
"So Sorry to hear that Aunt Helen has passed. It was good to see you all and my thoughts are with you. ..."
- Susan Arsenault Wiers
"So sorry to hear of Helen's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with the family."
- Karen Mills
"So sorry to all the Family for the loss of Helen."
- Jeff Mills
"Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire family at this very sad time. Helen was so much fun to be..."
- Elaine & Steve Smith
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