Touching Lives Again

Will this blog ever end?

It’s everybody’s guess because the more we find with Robin’s pictures, the more we find more and more.

Robin coined the phrase opening the floodgates

Take this picture she sent me for instance.

Raymond was the first child of Myra Alexandre and William Archambeault.

I am sure Everybody Loved Raymond…

I wonder who might be interested in that picture and also this one.

This is the wedding picture of Raymond’s parents Myra Alexandre and William Archambeault.

It was taken in 1902!

This blog is how Sandy, Joe, Robin and I reach out for people who might be related to us.

This blog could also be touching their lives and ours too. 

Myra Alexandre and William Archambeault had seven children.

Philip Archambeault was the youngest. 

I know he was the youngest of seven children because I found Philip’s obituary last weekend.

I also know that Philip Joseph Archambeault Senior touched a lot of lives in his life…

Just read what I found on the Internet.

Philip Joseph Archambeault Sr.

                                ARCHPHIL   ARCHAMBEAULT, Philip Joseph, Sr.,Philip Joseph Archambeault, Sr. of Birchwood Drive, Bristol passed quietly at the Bristol Hospital, surrounded by his loving family on Saturday, (June 25, 2005). He leaves us to join his beloved wife, Elizabeth Gualtieri Archambeault in the life eternal.Phil was born February 9, 1921 in Plainville, to William and Myra (Alexander) Archambeault. He moved to Bristol at an early age and remained a life-long resident. He was a direct descendant of Jacques Archambeault, a founding father of the city of Montreal, Province of Quebec, Canada.Phil was very proud of his distinguished heritage. Phil will be remembered for the love he shared with his family, his love of music and lastly, his sense of humor. The jokes and stories he so often told are cherished memories for all. Phil particularly enjoyed his visits with the famed comedian, Henny Youngman. Both his sense of humor and his musical talents are carried on by his children and grandchildren.Philip retired from Wallace Barnes in 1985. Phil was the very proud father of 11 children, all of whom survive him.

He leaves his sons, William A. Archambeault of El Paso, TX; Philip J. Archambeault, Jr. and his wife, Celine Petrie of Burlington, James J. Archambeault of Bristol, Frank J. Archambeault and his wife, Beth (Werzinger) of Avon, Joseph J. Archambeault of Bristol, Carl J. Archambeault and his wife, Patti (Bluma) of Avon; and his daughters, Elizabeth A. Richards and her husband, Jeffrey of North Conway, NH; Myra G. Malan of Plantation, FL; Veronica Colligan and her husband, Gary or Orlando, FL; Mary A. Flores and her husband, Edgardo of Bristol, and Carol Ann Archambeault of Burbank, CA. Phil is also mourned by his former daughter-in-law, Deborah (Greene) Archambeault of Bristol and 23 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren and many, many nieces and nephews.

Phil was the youngest of seven children and he was predeceased by his parents and all of his brothers and sisters. Calling hours are Monday, June 27, from 5 – 8 p.m. at the O’Brien Funeral Home, 24 Lincoln Avenue, Forestville. The funeral Mass will be held at St. Anthony Roman Catholic Church on School Street in Bristol, at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, June 28. Friends and family may meet at the funeral home one hour prior to the Mass. Phil will be buried next to his beloved wife at St. Joseph Cemetery in Bristol, immediately following the funeral.

Published in The Hartford Courant on June 26, 2005

This memorial page I found is now inactive. You have to pay to restore it.

This blog is not inactive and you will never have to pay.

We can see some comments made by people who are related to us in a way but don’t even know Robin, Sandy, Joe and I exist. One of Philip’s daughter and one of his daughter-in-law.

Philip Archambeault Guest Book

“Dear Dad,

It was an honor to be there for your services. I didn’t realize just how powerful it would be to remember all the wonderful stories and jokes and mostly the sacrifices you made for…”

- Carol Archambeault

“Dad, On my wedding day I told you it’s been a long time since I had a father. I knew you longer than I knew my own father. I love you and miss you. You are irreplaceable. Thank you for my…” -

Celine Petrie