RUMFORD – Kelley Jeanne (Reed) Arsenault, 58, died on May 10, 2021 after a short but courageous battle with cancer at Rumford Hospital.
She was born on April 27, 1963 in Rumford, the daughter of Dwight (Chub) and Natalie (Avery) Reed, who preceded her in death. She was raised on Backkingdom Road, and attended Mexico schools, graduating from Mexico High School with the Class of 1981.
Kelley was a dedicated mother first and foremost. She treasured her kids and loved time spent with them.
She always had a smile, and could always get a smile or a laugh from all who knew her. She was a lover and protector of dogs, her own family dogs, and many special dogs she opened her home to while they waited for forever families. Her Facebook feed was filled with lost dog notices, and adoptable dogs looking for homes. She devoted many weekend mornings walking dogs at the shelter, and giving them some of her special love. She would want you to remember to consider a shelter dog or cat when you’re searching for your next pet.
Kelley is survived by her son, Michael Arsenault and his son, her adored grandson, Preston Arsenault; her daughter, Casey Jo Arsenault and her husband, Kevin Williamson of Rumford; her brother and best friend, Skip Reed and his wife, Lana of Mexico; brothers, Tom Reed and his wife, Barbie of Mexico and Fort Myers, FL, Wes Reed and his wife, Martha of Vinalhaven Island, and Charlie Reed and his wife, Pam of Bridgton; sisters, Alayne Reed of South Paris and Fort Myers, and Julieanne Reed of Mexico. She loved and was loved by her nieces and nephews, and many special friends.
Family and friends will gather to celebrate Kelley’s life on Saturday, June 5, beginning at 1 p.m. at 289 Isthmus Rd., Rumford. In lieu of flowers, donations will be accepted at the celebration toward medical and care expenses for her dog, Cutie Pie.