Albert ‘Al’ Edward Arsenault

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Albert “Al” Edward Arsenault was born July 23, 1931, and passed away peacefully on Sunday, June 24, 2012.

He is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Alice Arsenault; seven children, Ed Arsenault and friend Annett Gomez of Killeen, Texas, Nikki Joseph and husband John of Albuquerque, N.M., Alana Bennett and husband Russ of Modesto, Calif., Roylene Mills and husband Les of Rio Rancho, N.M., Jo Hughes and husband Dave of Dalbo, Minn., Roy Arsenault and Cyndee Tabhan of San Antonio, Texas, and Jon Arsenault and wife Gina of Albuquerque; sisters, Florence Hernandez and Beverly Houghton of Florida; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren, along with many other family members and friends.

Al was born in Newburyport, Mass. After high school, he enlisted in the U.S. Air Force and retired after serving our country for 21 years. He served as a security police officer and military training instructor. After retirement, he was the Chief of Police in Towaoc. Al then moved to Stanley, N.M. and worked as a security guard at Sandia National Labs. Al also received a degree in Business Administration. Al spent his final years living in Hawley, Texas before moving last year to the Albuquerque/Rio Rancho area in order to be close to family.

Funeral services will be held at French-Westside Chapel on Thursday, June 28, at noon. Interment will follow at 3 p.m., at Santa Fe National Cemetery with full military honors. The family requests in lieu of flowers that memorial contributions be made in Albert’s name to the Alzheimer’s Foundation, NM Chapter, 9500 Montgomery Blvd. NE, Ste. 121, Albuquerque, NM 87111. Please visit the online guest book for Al at

Arrangements are being handled by French Funeral Home, 9300 Golf Course Rd. NW, phone 505-897-0300.