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Mrs. Rosalind E. (Silva) Arsenault

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“Mrs. Arsenault was one of the sweetest ladies I knew growing up on Pleasant Street. I will always remember her kindness and her laugh. I will always...Read More »
1 of 13 | Posted by: Eileen Campbell - Derry, NH

“Dear Michele, Michael and families. I met your mom last year while she was tending her flowers at Cedar Glen, we talked for quite a while, She was...Read More »
2 of 13 | Posted by: Joyce O'Dea - Wilmington, MA

“Will miss such a beautiful Aunt, you always had a smile and a nice word to say to anyone you met. Love you. ”
3 of 13 | Posted by: Anne (Brown) DiBenedetto - Saugus, MA

“Thank you for being the best Godmother and aunt anyone could ever have. Iremember all the family picnics you hosted at your house in Reading. It...Read More »
4 of 13 | Posted by: Denise LoPilato - atlanta, GA

“Roz will be truly missed by all.She was always pleasant to talk to and always was smiling from ear to ear!!!Our hearts go out to all ”
5 of 13 | Posted by: judy & Bill hoyt - lynnfield, MA

“We all have great memories of Aunt Rosie over the years. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family. Love Johnny, Jimmy, Joey & Jerry Diorio ”
6 of 13 | Posted by: Jim Diorio - Wilmington, MA

“Roz was such a special lady. I will always remember her for her laugh and how "hip" she was. It was such a wonderful neighborhood to grow up in. She...Read More »
7 of 13 | Posted by: barb mcauley-arnone - Friend

“Many unforgettable Great Memories working together with Roz at the Horseshoe Grille. She made a difference in the customer's lives and mine , Every...Read More »
8 of 13 | Posted by: Ron Sullivan - Derry, NH

“Always a sweetheart! Loved by anyone that knew her! Great memories! Love to the family at this trying time! ❤ ”
9 of 13 | Posted by: Jack & Fran Arsenault - Reading, MA

“I remember my Mom always talking about Rosalind and the fun times they have had for 70+ years. Suzanne Powers and family ”
10 of 13 | Posted by: Suzanne Powers - Wakefield, MA

“So sad to see Roz gone, but can't imagine life without her & her family as I was growing up. ”
11 of 13 | Posted by: Kathie Wardrip - Lakeside, CA

“My heart goes out to you all. Another Angel left Pleasant St. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Love you all, ~Gina ”
12 of 13 | Posted by: Regina Downing - Ctr. Barnstead, NH

“Doug and Family, I'm so sorry for the passing of your Mother. My thoughts are with you all. ”
13 of 13 | Posted by: Bob Leavitt - Natick, MA - Friend

Rosalind Elaine Arsenault, of Reading, age 83, passed away suddenly on June 2, 2016. She was predeceased by her husband, Donald Peter Arsenault. Rosalind is survived by her five children and their spouses, Michael and Anne Arsenault, Michele and Thomas Leonard, Deborah and Raymond Price, Douglas and Cindy Arsenault, Gregory and Karen Arsenault, and daughter-in-law, Debra Arsenault. She was a much loved Nana to Stephanie and her husband, Charley Moore, Melanie and Matthew Leonard, Tyler and Madison Price, Kayla and Katelyn Arsenault, Raymond, Bryan, Dylan and Brandon Arsenault, and great-Nana to Tatum and Jameson Moore.

Rosalind was born in Cambridge and happily grew up in North Reading on Martin's Pond. She was the daughter of the late Dominic and Marion Silva. She was also predeceased by her brothers Gerald Brown, Victor and Dominic Silva, and her sister Marianne Lipert. She is survived by her brother, Ronnie Silva and his wife, Maggie, her sister, Flo Forbes and her husband, Ken, sister-in-law Jackie Silva and brother-in-law Doug Lipert, as well as many nieces and nephews. She also leaves behind her dear, lifelong friends, Barbara Powers, Jean Thomson, MaryLou Furlong and Alice Ashdown.

Married in 1954, Rosalind moved to Reading a few years later where she resided until her untimely death. She was a stay at home Mom while her children were small, then worked as a hostess in the restaurant business for over 40 years, which she truly enjoyed. Many of those years were spent at what was once The Colonial Restaurant in Lynnfield, The Kernwood Restaurant, and then onto The Horseshoe Grill in North Reading where she felt right at home, finally retiring at the age of 81 in 2013.

Besides loving being with her family, Rosalind's favorite past-times were playing bingo, knitting, crocheting, sewing and the planting of her flowers where she resided for the past 10 years at Cedar Glen in Reading. She also enjoyed, very much, the company of her friends at Cedar Glen. She was a diehard Red Sox fan and her favorite player was, and will always be, Manny Ramirez.

Rosalind was loved very much and will be greatly missed.

A Funeral Service Celebrating Rosalind's Eternal Life will be held on Friday, June 10th at 10am in the Chapel of the Doherty – Barile Family Funeral Home, 11 Linden St. READING. Family and friends are cordially invited to gather and share memories with the Family on Thursday, June 9th from 4-8pm in the Funeral Home. Parking attendants and ramped entrance are available. Rosalind will be laid to rest alongside her mother in Interment Riverside Cemetery in North Reading.

In lieu of flowers, should friends desire, donations may be made in Rosalind's memory to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

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