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


15 thoughts on “Touching Lives Again

  1. Thrilled with the photos.

    My maternal grandmother was the daughter of JB Alexandre and Caroline Menard (Amanda’s sister, married to Stanislaus Lagasse).

    She was the niece of Myra Alexandre Archambeault.
    The only photos I have of the Alexandres is my grandmother’s wedding photo, which includes her sister Amelia, a photo of her dad and a photo of adults identified as Alexandres. The last two sent by his grandson’s wife. I would love permission to copy the photos.
    I know they do not fall within copywrite law: but I would like to add the identified ones to my research and cite your site as the source. I have never sent/forwarded photos but I will try to send them to you.

  2. Hello….I just came across this blog…Where are you located? Philip Archambeault (Who’s Obituary is listed above) is my father. I’m the baby of 11 children of Philip and Elizabeth Archambeault.

  3. As a footnote to all this…

    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.

    My wife is a direct descendant of Jacques Archambault.

    • Hi Pierre,
      I just came across this while working on my family tree. According to I’m a direct descendant of Jacques Archambault, too. He’s my 11th great grandfather. I’m finding some interesting information on him.
      Pam Connors

      • Then we are very distant cousins…
        The fun part is finding how we are related.
        Jacques Archambault has so many descendants.
        In fact my wife and I are distant cousins.
        One Archambault is my ancestor

        Jacques Archambault (1604 – 1688)
        is your 8th great grandfather
        Marie Archambault (1644 – )
        daughter of Jacques Archambault
        Paul Lauzon (1675 – )
        son of Marie Archambault
        Catherine Lauzon (1713 – 1755)
        daughter of Paul Lauzon
        Francois Chartrand (1742 – 1809)
        son of Catherine Lauzon
        Antoine Chartrand (1784 – 1831)
        son of Francois Chartrand
        Joseph Chartrand (1821 – 1881)
        son of Antoine Chartrand
        Élise Chartrand (1852 – 1939)
        daughter of Joseph Chartrand
        Rosina Quesnel (1882 – 1955)
        daughter of Élise Chartrand

        and Marie’s brother Laurent is my wife’s ancestor.

      • Sometimes Ancestry is not the best source to find your ancestors.
        Trust me.


      • Hi distant cousin! 🙂
        I look forward to seeing the relationship. In the meantime here is my connection to Jacques. By the way, I google names while doing my tree and found such interesting things about him and his family. A person never knows what they’ll find!
        I just wish I could find my Bourgeois side. My 2 x’s great grandfather was David Bourgeois according to and his wife was either Celia or Ledia, no maiden name.


        P.S. I just edited your comment to take out the Archambault lineage.
        I will get in touch.


    • Thank you Pierre, My father was very interested in his ancestry and was a member of the Les Archambault society:

      My brother Frank (living in Connecticut) has most of that historical information as well as some of the older (tin plate type) photos of our great-great Grandfather (Lamb-chops as we called him)…..who is resting in a cemetery in Waterbury, VT.

      Best regards,


      • I am glad to have shared what information I have about the Alexandre family since the Archambeault lineage has been well covered.

        Best regards also and thanks for the link.


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