Arthur Joseph Delisle, 87, passed away peacefully on March 27, 2022 in Lakewood, Washington. He was born on April 3, 1934 in Rumford Maine to Arthur and Evelina (Drapeau) Delisle. Arthur grew up in Rumford Maine and joined the U.S. Army on April 22, 1953. He married Marjorie May Rice on December 26, 1954 in Salem Massachusetts. After 24 years of service, he retired as Command Sergeant Major E-9 in Lakewood, WA. After retirement he went on to a full career selling insurance with NCOA and then Modern Woodmen of America. He remained involved with the Sgt. Majors. Association. Arthur enjoyed boating, fishing and traveling and watching westerns.
Arthur was preceded in death by his parents, brothers John and William, daughter Evelina and his beloved wife Marjorie.
He is lovingly survived by six children, Patricia R. Delisle of Lakewood, WA, Arthur J. (Myong) Delisle, III of Keene, NH, George E. (Hamako) Delisle of Warner Robins, GA, Mildred J. Delisle of Marysville, WA, Marjorie (Myron) Fritts of Lakewood, WA, and Joan F. Block of Lakewood, WA; siblings Maurice Delisle, Robert Delisle, Dennis Delisle and Ann Bolduc; 21 grandchildren, 27 great grandchildren, one great-great granddaughter as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins.
A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday April 8, 2022 at 11:00am at St. John Bosco Catholic Church, 10508 – 112th Street SW, Lakewood, WA 98498 followed by a reception. Viewing will be held at 10:00am to be followed by Rosary at 10:30am also at the church. Internment at Calvary Cemetery follows. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105
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