|Birth: ||Feb. 12, 1906|
|Death: ||Mar. 25, 2011|
AUGUSTA - Maria Gosselin Arbour, age 105, passed away on March 25, 2011 at Augusta Rehabilitation Center.
Mrs. Arbour was born on Feb. 12, 1906, in St. Ephrem, PQ, Canada, the daughter of the late Theophile and Emma (Leclerc) Gosselin. The family moved to Augusta in 1911.
Mrs. Arbour attended St. Augustine School, and later worked in the spinning room at the Edwards Mill as a spinner, doffer and frame cleaner until 1967. Over the years, she enjoyed gardening, sewing, crocheting afghans, quilting, crewel work and hooking rugs. She loved to read and spend time with family and friends.
Mrs. Arbour was a communicant of St. Michael Parish at St. Augustine Church.
She married Hector C. Arbour on Oct. 17, 1927, and they had five children. Mr. Arbour died in 1967.
Besides her husband and parents, she was predeceased by her three sons, Bertrand J. Arbour, J. Clement Arbour and Hector "Babe" Arbour; her son-in-law, Herbert G. Foley; grandsons-in-law, Marc Fontaine and Raymond J. Pare; and her six brothers and five sisters.
Mrs. Arbour is survived by two daughters, Christine I. Arbour of Augusta and Jacqueline Foley of Hallowell; grandchildren Susan Mitton and her husband, Fred, of Sidney, Lisa Pare of Sidney, Kathleen Smith and her husband, Travis, of Folsom, Calif.; Michael J. Arbour and his wife, Jennifer, of Union, Dennis Arbour of Augusta, Kimberly Bard and her husband, Michael, of Augusta, Nicole Lennon and her husband, Dr. Richard, of Odessa, Fla., David Arbour and his wife, Mary Lynn, of Port Richey, Fla., and Renay Arbour-Cernusehi and her husband, Davide, of Brooklyn, N.Y. Also great-grandchildren Matthew and Shelby Fontaine, Nicole and Ryan Emmons. Jennifer Pare and Sarah Pare, Noah, Lauren, and Luke Smith, Jac Arbour, Amy Ansart, Riley and Zeb Arbour, Chelsea and Julie Arbour, John DeMerchant and Zoe Bard; and step-granddaughter Gabrielle Bard, Alexandra, Samantha, and Victoria Lennon, and Sarah and Michael A. Arbour; three daughters-in-law, Lucienne Arbour of Augusta, Gloria Fleming and her husband, William, of Augusta, and Sharon Chase-Arbour of Kalispell, Mont.; and by extended family, Joseph and Paula Chase of Idaho Falls, Idaho, and Susan Chase and Marie Claire Dulac of England. Also, many nieces and nephews.
Burial will be at a later date in St. Augustine Cemetery, Augusta. (Kennebec Journal 3/27/2011)
Hector C. Arbour (1901 - 1967)*
Jacqueline Arbour Foley (1937 - 2013)*
Hector R Arbour (1943 - 2007)*
Saint Augustine Cemetery
Created by: Bev Winship
Record added: Mar 27, 2011
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