Joseph G. Arsenault
Joseph George Arsenault was born on January 6, 1926, in Hartford, Connecticut, to Bertha LaMire and Jeremiah Arsenault. He had one sister Agnes and in Rye his family lived on 16 York Ave. Joseph attended Iona Prep for two years before enlisting in April of 1943
Joseph enlisted and served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II.
Rye Marine Is Home From Year Overseas
Marine Barracks, Klamath Falls, Ore.
Marine Pfc. Joseph Arsenault, 18, after spending a year with a Marine battalion in the South Pacific, is at home on furlough this month with his mother, Mrs. Alberta Arsenault, 16 York Avenue, Rye. In his twelve months overseas the Rye Leatherneck saw service in Samoa, Wallis Island, and Hawaii as a 50-cal. machine gunner. He was re-turned to the States in in September of this year for treatment of a tropical ailment. Before going into the service in April, 1943, he attended Iona Prep for two years. He was sent overseas in September, 1943. On completion of his furlough, Pfc. Arsenault will return to the Klamath Falls rehabilitation and training base to await return to active duty.
RYE, NEW YORK, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 20, 1944
Joseph married Francina E. Frazier in the early 1950's and they would have one daughter.
Joseph was a career marine and retired from the U.S. Marine Corp. August 31, 1971, having served in WWII, Korea and Vietnam. After his service he and his wife would reside in Wheeling, WV.
Joseph George Arsenault, 80, of Rush Ave., Wheeling, WV, died Thursday, March 2, 2006 at his residence. He was a catholic by faith. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Priscilla Ann Arsenault in1957.
At the time of his death he was survived by his wife, Francina E. Frazier Arsenault; a sister, Agnes Dowling of New York and several nieces and nephews.