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Doris (Allain) Arseneault Richard
February 09, 2017


North Oxford - Doris Allain Arseneault Richards, 90, passed away peacefully at Webster Manor Nursing Home, Webster, MA after a long period of declining health.

She was born in Acadieville, New Brunswick, Canada daughter of Edmond and Sophie Allain.

She leaves three daughters: Gisele Mattson (Ben) of Webster, Joceline Vassar (Lee) of North Oxford, and Emilie Adams (Geoff) of East Brookfield; three sons: George Arseneault of Leicester, Denis Arseneault (Bobby Evans-deceased) of Melrose, New Mexico, and Maurice Arseneault of Worcester; eight grandchildren and fourteen great grandchildren; three sisters: Ludivine Arseneau, Adeline (Nellie) Poirier, and Ronalda Gallant; three brothers: Eulysse Allain, Eve Allain, and Abraham Allain; and many nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her first husband of 48 years, Andre Arseneault and her second husband of seven years, Nazaire Richard; three sisters, Anise Bourque, Florida Thebeau and Dorina Henri and two brothers; Baby Valerie Allain and Euclid Allain.

In her earlier years Doris was a stay at home Mom. She then worked at Holy Name of Jesus Rectory on Illinois St. in Worcester for a number of years. She was an excellent cook and baker. She was very crafty and enjoyed designing Ukrainian Eggs, Friendly Plastic, quilting, crocheting, knitting and Paper Tole. She loved to share the beautiful creations she made. She belonged to the Busy Bees and the Oxford Senior Center. She will have a special place in the hearts of all who knew and loved her.

We would like to express our heartfelt thanks to all the Nurses, C N A’s and Staff of Webster Manor for the wonderful and loving care they gave to Mom. Also to the angels of Notre Dame Hospice for being there for Mom and all of us, we thank you.

The funeral will be held on Saturday, February 18th at 10 AM in Saint Roch’s Church 334 Main Street Oxford. Entombment will be at a later date in Notre Dame Mausoleum, Worcester. Calling hours will be held on Friday, February 17th from 5 to 8 PM in the Alfred Roy & Sons Funeral Home 12 Hammond St. Worcester.

Donations may be made in her memory to Webster Manor Residents Activity Fund (Unit 3), 745 School St., Webster, MA 01570 or to Notre Dame Hospice, 555 Plantation St., Worcester, MA. 01605.

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Alfred Roy & Sons Funeral Home
12 Hammond St.
Worcester, MA 01610