CALAIS - Doris Elizabeth Arseneau, 91, passed away peacefully at her home on April 29, 2016 with her family by her side. Doris was born to Richard and Phyllis (Loring) McGarrigle on April 24, 1925.
She graduated from Calais Academy, class of 1942 before relocating to Washington D.C. where she completed more schooling and worked for many years as a secretary. In 1973 Doris married Joseph Abel Arseneau in Calais where she also ran her business, Doris' Beauty Shop, from her home on Spring Street for many years. Doris loved her work as a beautician; later in life she enjoyed knitting, crocheting and doing crossword puzzles. She was a member of Immaculate Conception R.C. Church and also attended Church of the Holy Rosary in St. Stephen, New Brunswick. Doris was also active with Sweet Adeline's and The American Legion Auxiliary in Calais.
In addition to her parents, Doris was predeceased by her husband, Abel Arseneau; daughter, Phyllis Scott; grandson, Gerald Scott Jr. and brother, Richard Jerrold McGarrigle. She is survived by three grandchildren, Cynthia Scott of Calais, Chance Scott and Marie Tomah, both of Pennsylvania; two cousins, Doreen Hill and Marie McGarrigle and numerous great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren along with many other relatives.
Visitation will be held from 1:00 - 2:00p.m. followed by the funeral service at 2:00 p.m. Friday, May 6th at Mays Funeral Home 26 Church St., Calais. Burial will be at Calais Cemetery and a reception will follow at Church of the Living Stone in Baileyville. Condolences and memories may be shared at
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