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Jean C Arsenault

July 12, 1923 ~ April 20, 2015 (age 91)

Arsenault, Jean Cyrus (Cy) Arsenault, age 91, of Stratford, beloved husband of the late Margaret (Marge) Fulton, peacefully entered into eternal rest on April 20, 2015 after a brief illness. Cy was born in Lawrence, MA, July 12, 1923, son of Avit and Marie Ann Gallant Arsenault who immigrated to the U.S. from Prince Edward Island. He grew up on the East Side of Bridgeport. Cy served in World War II as a Combat Medic attached to an infantry rifle platoon of the 36THDivision (Texas). Cy was awarded the Silver Star for gallantry in action at the Rapido River, as well as two Bronze Stars and awards from five campaigns in Africa and Europe. Four years ago, at the age of 87 - Cy wrote a book about this time of his life, My Two and ½ Years of Not Being a Civilian. After returning from the War, Cy met Marge, and proposed to her the very night they met. They married a few months later and spent 52 loving years together. Cy and Marge moved to Stratford with the first 2 of his 6 children in 1951, where he resided until he died. For most of his working life, Cy owned and operated A & B Electric Service, employing and training many area electricians. In later years he taught at Bullard Havens, and worked at GE in Bridgeport. He leaves behind his 6 children, Linda, and her husband Roger Sepso, Robert and his wife Barbara Arsenault, Donald Arsenault, Beth and her husband Bill Macey, all of Stratford, Doreen and her husband Gary Lincoln of Brattleboro VT and Kenneth and his wife Mai Arsenault of Milford, NH. In addition he has 14 grandchildren, and 15 great-grandchildren, all of them the delight of his life. He is also survived by 3 sisters, Edna Burby, Rita Perkins and Dorothy and her husband John Longo and one brother Russell and his wife Laurette Arsenault. In addition to his beloved wife, Margaret of 52 years, he was also predeceased by 7 brothers Albert, John, Henry, Leo, Edmund, Peter and Levi.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, April 25, 2015 at 10:00 A.M. DIRECTLY in St. Mark Church, 500 Wigwam Lane Stratford where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated. Interment will follow in St. Michael's Cemetery with full Military honors. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Celebration of Cy's life at the Galello-Luchansky Funeral Home, 2220 Main Street, Stratford on Friday, April 24, from 3PM-7PM. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be considered for the Voluntary Service c/o West Haven VA, 950 Campbell Ave, West Haven CT 06516 or the "Run to Home Base" Event , to raise funds for veterans with combat stress and/or traumatic brain injury and their families. Cy's granddaughter Dana McClelland is running to raise funds in honor for her grandfather Cy, her great Uncle's Leo and John - all who served in WWII. The family would like to thank the Staff at the West Haven Veterans Affairs hospital for the continued commitment and care of our father. And the staff of the St. Vincent's Hospital, Bridgeport, Emergency Room, who helped not only Dad, but his family walk with him on his final journey.

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