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Sacred Heart Church
Wednesday January 27th, 2021
11:00am - 12:00pm

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Neil J. Arsenault, Sr.

Neil J. Arsenault, Sr. 90, son of the late Neil and Emily (LaBelle) Arsenault, passed away, January 21, 2021 at St. Peter's Hospital in Albany. After graduating from Watervliet High School he entered the United States Air Force where he worked as a mechanic. Upon returning he was employed by New York Telephone Co. for 35 years. Neil was known for his love of music and learning new things. He taught himself how to do home repairs as well as how to play the organ, harmonica and accordion, often playing for the family especially at Christmas time. Neil also had a passion and aptitude for using and repairing computers not only for himself but his family and parish priests. He was a member of the Sacred Heart Assistance Team at Sacred Heart Church and would often set up for morning mass. Neil's family was the center of his life and he was married to his sweetheart Teresa with for sixty-two “glorious” years. Neil was a loyal caregiver to his wife, parents and brother and always willing to help whenever anyone called. He is survived by his six children, Neil (Keiko) Arsenault, Jr. of West Sand Lake, Ned (Susan) Arsenault of San Jose, CA, David (Sue Koehler) Arsenault of Gloucester, MA, Lisa (Bill) Herman of Mechanicville, Beth (David) Barlow of Chesterfield, VA, and Mary Ruth (Gus) Barranca of Castleton; ten grandchildren, Gabriel, Brittany, Alex, Sarah, Adam, Jennifer, Katie, Alyssa, Nick and Pete; one great-grandchild, Kieran; brothers Ronny and Allan and a sister Carol; along with several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his beloved wife Teresa, sister Mary and brother Raymond. We want to thank the nurses, aides and staff at Van Rensselaer Manor for the amazing care and love, as they took our place during Covid; especially Jen Eacho and Nicole Danaher. We also want to thank the wonderful Dr. Kaczor and the nurses on the 4th floor Covid unit at St. Peters for their great care, kindness and compassion as well as connecting our family with him. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 310 Spring Avenue, Troy, for family and close friends. Face masks and social distancing are required. Contributions for those who wish may be made to American Parkinson Disease Association, apdaparkinson.org.

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Guestbook

Sorry for your loss I had the honor of meeting Neil and Terry through a good friendship they had with my stepfather, Patrick. They were two of the nicest caring people I have ever met. Don Mullin

Don Jan 27 2021 12:00 AM

Sorry for your loss I had the honor of meeting Neil and Terry through a good friendship they had with my stepfather, Patrick. They were two of the nicest caring people I have ever met. Don Mullin

Don Jan 27 2021 12:00 AM

Lisa and family, We are so very sorry for your loss. Sharon and Dave Parkis

Sharon Parkus Jan 24 2021 12:00 AM

Lisa and family, We are so very sorry for your loss. Sharon and Dave Parkis

Sharon Parkus Jan 24 2021 12:00 AM

.I remember Uncle Neil always bailed me out of my computer issues. He was the best ! We also enjoyed our senior citizens Saturday nights. I always loved him my aunt Teresa. Love, Dona

Smingler Jan 23 2021 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Neil Arsenault, Sr.

Smingler Jan 23 2021 12:00 AM

I have so many happy memories of my uncle Neil. We had so many fun times swimming in their pool in the summer. I loved Uncle Neils homemade pizzas. Christmas Eve was an especially wonderful memory. Uncle Neil would play the organ and Aunt Teresa decorated beautifully. She was my inspiration. He and Aunt Teresa would call me Davidalee. I used to wear earplugs when swimming as a child due to the chlorine.One time I forgot them and he went out to get me some so I could swim. He was truly a wonderful giving loving person. We had so many Thanksgivings summer picnics and celebrations over the years. Rest In Peace Uncle Neil zim do happy you are with Aunt Teresa again. What a celebration you are having

Davida Marks Jan 23 2021 12:00 AM

.I remember Uncle Neil always bailed me out of my computer issues. He was the best ! We also enjoyed our senior citizens Saturday nights. I always loved him my aunt Teresa. Love, Dona

Smingler Jan 23 2021 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Neil Arsenault, Sr.

Smingler Jan 23 2021 12:00 AM

I have so many happy memories of my uncle Neil. We had so many fun times swimming in their pool in the summer. I loved Uncle Neils homemade pizzas. Christmas Eve was an especially wonderful memory. Uncle Neil would play the organ and Aunt Teresa decorated beautifully. She was my inspiration. He and Aunt Teresa would call me Davidalee. I used to wear earplugs when swimming as a child due to the chlorine.One time I forgot them and he went out to get me some so I could swim. He was truly a wonderful giving loving person. We had so many Thanksgivings summer picnics and celebrations over the years. Rest In Peace Uncle Neil zim do happy you are with Aunt Teresa again. What a celebration you are having

Davida Marks Jan 23 2021 12:00 AM

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