Dolores A. Arel

  • Born: January 3, 1924
  • Died: December 13, 2020
  • Location: Northwood, New Hampshire

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Tribute & Message From The Family

Dolores A. Arel, 96, of Northwood NH, passed away on December 13, 2020 at the Epsom Healthcare Center following a brief illness. She was born on January 3, 1924 to the late Edmund & Albertina (Desrosiers) Hebert.

Dolores was born in Pembroke, NH and would spend her entire life as a resident of New Hampshire. She worked for many years as a mill worker and would go on to retire from Osram Sylvania, but her true calling in life was her role as a mother and wife to her large family. She was a loving and devoted wife to her first husband Robert Rousseau Sr. for 25 years and later to Robert Arel for over 25 years.

Dolores will be remembered as a caring, loving, strong-willed wife, mother, grandmother and friend to all who knew her. There was nothing that Dolores loved more in this world than being surrounded by her family, as she was blessed to meet many grandchildren, great grandchildren as well as a great-great granddaughter. She also loved a good book, and was great at sewing as she leaves behind many quilts, aprons, potholders and keepsakes for her children and grandchildren. Most of all, Dolores loved being with her family during Christmas, and she will be dearly missed this year by all who she leaves behind.

She has now joined her 1st husband Robert Rousseau Sr.; 2nd husband Robert Arel; son Robert Rousseau Jr. & son Arthur Rousseau in heaven. She is survived by her sons Felix, Richard & David Rousseau; daughters Doris Brideau, Marie Sullivan & Shirley Lambert; step-daughters Susan Ratliff, Linda Davis, Judy Sevgny & Karen Lazott; brothers Victor & Rene Hebert; sister Janet Rousseau; 14 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; 1 great-great-granddaughter as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family members and friends.

Dolores will be laid to rest at the Mt. Calvary Cemetery in a private ceremony for her family. A celebration of her life will be held at a later date.

In Dolores' memory, donations can be made to the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

Condolence & Memory Journal

We extend our deepest sympathy to Dollie's sons, daughters and step daughters at the loss of their beloved mother. Her beautiful obituary describes so well the qualities and talents that endeared her to all who knew her. She was the ideal wife to my brother, Bob. He was very quiet and may not have voiced his appreciation but he realized that she was the best thing that ever happened to him.
We will remember Dollie's giving nature and her great sense of humor.
Many cherished memories fill our hearts as we bid farewell to a wonderful sister-in-law.
Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
Richard & Marcelle Arel Bernier

Posted by MARCELLE C Bernier - Family   December 18, 2020

I have wonderful memories of visiting with Dolly when I first came to America.
She was a lovely lady and has a wonderful family who loved her dearly. So sorry for your loss.

Posted by Marjorie Murphy - New Boston, NH - Friend   December 18, 2020

I have fond memories of working with you on the wave solder at Sylvania. You was such a fun and lovely lady.

Posted by Linda Campbell - Bow, NH - Coworker   December 17, 2020

Mom you will surely be missed, we always had so much fun . On Christmas Eve, we remember that then our kids had to wait till midnight to open gifts. Then after that it changed. We had a lot of laughs in Candia.. So say hello to all our love ones.Love you

Posted by SusanRatliff - Family   December 16, 2020

I'm sorry for your loss.Dolly was a woman with a big smile and always full of fun and laughter.

Posted by Phil Plante - CANDIA - Family Friend   December 16, 2020


We are very sorry to hear of your loss. Please know that our thoughts and prayer's go out to you and your family.
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Posted by Dawn Pace - Raymond, NH - Coworker   December 16, 2020

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