NORWICH - Eleanor "Ellie" Arsenault died peacefully in her sleep at the age of 93 on Oct 8, 2012. She was born in Collinsville Mass on Dec 22, 1918, the daughter of the late Harry and Alice B. (Goulart) Donahue. and was residing at Village Manor in Plainfield at the time of her death.
She was the loving wife of Joseph Bernard Arsenault whom she married on April 15, 1939.
Ellie was employed at the Angus Park Woolen mill in Hanover and later at Glen Carn in Norwich, as a wool spinner. Later in life she was employed as the head housekeeper at the Norwich motel.
She loved to play basketball and played in leagues throughout Connecticut. She was also an avid bowler which she enjoyed doing well into her seventies.
She is survived by 3 sons, Joseph Arsenault of Norwich, Robert Arsenault of Papillion, NE and James Arsenault of Florida;and numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Joseph Arsenault; sister, Mildred Nichols; and two brothers, Robert and James Donahue.
A Memorial Mass will be celebrated on Friday, Oct 19, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary's Church in Baltic, CT. There will be no viewing and in lieu of flowers please send donations to the in her name.