John F. Arsenault Jr., 77, died April 28 at his residence after a long illness. Mr. Arsenault was born July 31, 1928, in West Paris, son of John F. and Marion Mallett Arsenault Jr. He was the oldest son of 13 children. He was drafted to the U.S. Army during the Korean War and served as a Staff Sergeant in an artillery battalion transporting ammunition. A hard worker all his life, he often had several careers at the same time. His primary employment was with the Sylvania Plant in Waldoboro, where he was a manager for many years. At the same time, he operated several businesses, including a dry cleaning store, antique store, land development company, and a commercial construction company building roads. With the benefit of an early retirement, he was able to enjoy many hobbies and interests including hunting, fishing, beer and wine making, boating with family and friends, and woodworking. He also enjoyed singing, dancing and having a good time. Mr. Arsenault was a member of the Waldoboro American Legion. Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Janice Ralph Arsenault of Waldoboro; daughters, Stephanie C. Cordle and husband Dale of Saco; Angela Creamer and husband Robert of Eliot; Johnna Scott and husband Brian of Waldoboro; son, John C. Arsenault and wife Heidi of St. George; grandchildren, Joshua Cordle of Saco, Nicole and Eric Arsenault of Cape Cod, Mass., Phillip Arsenault of Thomaston, Daniel and Cody Arsenault of St. George, Daisy Lavoie, Robie, Jeremy, Michael and Tony Creamer, all of Eliot, Shawna Scott of Waldoboro; great grandchild, Nathan Lavoie of Eliot; five sisters, Madeline Gamage, Violet Saucier, Sylvia Purcell, Constance McCarthy of Barefoot Bay, Fla., and Irene Windsor of Lincoln; three brothers, Richard Arsenault of Virginia Beach, Va., Gregory Arsenault of Plainville, Conn., and Sonny Arsenault of New Jersey. Visiting hours 6-8 p.m., Tues, May 2 at Hall Funeral Home, Main St., Waldoboro. Funeral Service 11 a.m., Wed., May 3 at the funeral home, with Rev. Robert Bellows officiating. Interment in Orff’s Corner Cemetery, Waldoboro. Should friends desire, memorial donations may be made in Mr. Arsenault’s memory to Orff’s Corner Cemetery Perpetual Care Fund, c/o Jean Hutchings, 2918 Winslows Mills Rd., Waldoboro, ME 04572. Arrangements are entrusted to Hall Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Main St. Waldoboro.