FLORIEN, LA — Pauline A. (Tupie) (Arpin) Betty, age 94, fell asleep on December 26, 2016 and woke in Jesus’ arms.
She was born on July 6, 1922 to the late Wilfred W. and Amanda V. (McGauun) Arpin. She was the oldest of seven children. She lived most of her life in Lowell, MA then to New Hampshire. She was a longtime member of Notre Dame de Lourdes Church in Lowell.
She worked in the old mills in Lowell as a daupher. Most of her work was as an inspector in the mills, but retired in 1987 from Sweetheart Plastics in Wilmington, MA.
She loved to play bingo; read books; play with her grandchildren and travel.
She is survived by her children; Therese P. and Leo J. Choquette of South Carolina; J. Robert F. and Tina Betty of California; Pauline F and Francis A. Simoneau of Louisiana; and Charlotte S. and Jerry Schweiss of Florida; 14 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson. Her sisters-in-law, Mildred(Betty) Sayer; Marge (Chartier) Arpin; Yvonne (Massicotte)Arpin; Theresa (Doucette) Arpin and a brother-in-law, James O’Reilly. Several nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her husband of 58 years, J. Robert F Betty Sr. Her son, Paul R Betty, her parents, five brothers, William, Henry, Emile, Robert, and Armand Arpin, and her sister, Irene O’Reilly.
Relatives and friends may call at the McKENNA-OUELLETTE FUNERAL HOME, 327 Hildreth Street, from 9 until 10:30 AM on Saturday, December 31. Her Funeral Mass will follow at the Immaculate Conception Church at 11:00 AM. Burial in St. Joseph Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in Pauline’s memory may be made to the charity of one’s choice.
(NOTE: The above obituary is from McKenna-Ouellette Funeral Home.)
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