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Jean A. (Iovine) Arsenault

Family & friends are invited to attend Visiting Hours on Monday, June 11th from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., in the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107) REVERE for Jean A. (Iovine) Arsenault. Her funeral will be conducted from the funeral home on Tuesday, June 12th at 9:30 a.m., followed by a funeral mass in St. Adelaide’s Church, 708 Lowell St., Peabody at 10:30 a.m., immediately followed by interment in Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, Peabody.

Born & raised in Revere, she was an alumna of Revere High School, Class of 1948. Jean enjoyed a 5+ year career within the AEG Payroll Department at General Electric of Lynn. During her time there, she attended Felt & Tarrant Comptometer School. After her marriage to Donald J. Arsenault of Chelsea, the couple began raising their family in Chelsea, before moving to Peabody 61 years ago. A devoted wife & mother, Jean also worked alongside her husband at their family business, “Acme Thread Co. Inc. of Lynn for many years. For several years, she served as a Den Mother with the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts in Peabody. She was known for her skill at the sewing machine and her talents in her kitchen. She was an extraordinary cook & baker.

She leaves her adoring husband of 66 years, Donald J. Arsenault, Sr. of Peabody. She is the daughter of the late Luigi & Florence (Zolla) Iovine & cherished mother of Donna Jean Colello & her husband, Edward of Brewster, New York & Donald J. Arsenault, Jr. of Webster, New Hampshire. She is the devoted grandmother of Nicholas A. Colello & his wife, Sarah of McKinney, Texas, Christopher W. Colello & his wife, Danielle of Brewster, New York, Mariana E. Colello & LeighAnne J. Colello, both of Brewster, New York & Cory D. Arsenault of Dover, New Hampshire & the great grandmother of Mackenzie Jean. Dear sister to Helena I. “Helen” Gilleberto & her late husband, Antonio G. “Anthony” & Ronald N. Iovine, both of Revere & the late Robert E., Richard A. & Louis R. Iovine. She is also lovingly survived by her sisters-in-law; Edith L. Iovine of Maine & Barbara Ann Iovine of Revere.


Visiting Hours

Monday, June 11th from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Funeral Mass

Tuesday, June 12th at 10:30 a.m. in St. Adelaide Church, 708 Lowell St., Peabody


Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, Peabody

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  1. Janet Callahan
    Jun 13 2018

    Dear Donald and all of your loving family. My prayers are with you all at the loss of such a wonderful wife and mother. I have so many wonderful memories of Jean. She surely is in heaven.

  2. Herb Goldman
    Jun 11 2018

    Don and family,

    My deepest condolences. Although I have not seen Jean in close to 60 years, I remember her as a beautiful young lady. I’m sure that she was a wonderful and loving wife and mother for all of those 66 years. My thoughts are with you during this difficult time.

    Herb Goldman

  3. Mary Copeland Jordan
    Jun 10 2018

    My condolences to the entire family.
    I know she will be missed.
    “Aunt” Jean was a lovely lady.
    My prayers are with you all.

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