Philip Joseph Archambeault Sr.


ARCHAMBEAULT, Philip Joseph, Sr., Philip Joseph Archambeault, Sr. of Birchwood Drive, Bristol passed quietly at the Bristol Hospital, surrounded by his loving family on Saturday, (June 25, 2005). He leaves us to join his beloved wife, Elizabeth Gualtieri Archambeault in the life eternal. Phil was born February 9, 1921 in Plainville, to William and Myra (Alexander) Archambeault. He moved to Bristol at an early age and remained a life-long resident. He was a direct descendant of Jaques Archambeault, a founding father of the city of Montreal, Province of Quebec, Canada. Phil was very proud of his distinguished heritage. Phil will be remembered for the love he shared with his family, his love of music and lastly, his sense of humor. The jokes and stories he so often told are cherished memories for all. Phil particularly enjoyed his visits with the famed comedian, Henny Youngman. Both his sense of humor and his musical talents are carried on by his children and grandchildren. Philip retired from Wallace Barnes in 1985. Phil was the very proud father of 11 children, all of whom survive him. He leaves his sons, William A. Archambeault of El Paso, TX; Philip J. Archambeault, Jr. and his wife, Celine Petrie of Burlington, James J. Archambeault of Bristol, Frank J. Archambeault and his wife, Beth (Werzinger) of Avon, Joseph J. Archambeault of Bristol, Carl J. Archambeault and his wife, Patti (Bluma) of Avon; and his daughters, Elizabeth A. Richards and her husband, Jeffrey of North Conway, NH; Myra G. Malan of Plantation, FL; Veronica Colligan and her husband, Gary or Orlando, FL; Mary A. Flores and her husband, Edgardo of Bristol, and Carol Ann Archambeault of Burbank, CA. Phil is also mourned by his former daughter-in-law, Deborah (Greene) Archambeault of Bristol and 23 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren and many, many nieces and nephews. Phil was the youngest of seven children and he was predeceased by his parents and all of his brothers and sisters. Calling hours are Monday, June 27, from 5 - 8 p.m. at the O'Brien Funeral Home, 24 Lincoln Avenue, Forestville. The funeral Mass will be held at St. Anthony Roman Catholic Church on School Street in Bristol, at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, June 28. Friends and family may meet at the funeral home one hour prior to the Mass. Phil will be buried next to his beloved wife at St. Joseph Cemetery in Bristol, immediately following the funeral.

Funeral Home

O'Brien Funeral Home, Inc.
24 Lincoln Avenue Bristol, CT 06010
(860) 583-7116

Published in The Hartford Courant on June 26, 2005