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Jones, Rich & Barnes Funeral Home

199 Woodford Street, Portland, ME

OBITUARY

Linwood Kenneth Archambeau

April 24, 1934September 27, 2019

PORTLAND - Linwood "Archie" Kenneth Archambeau, 85, of South Grafton Street, passed away on Sept. 27, 2019, at his residence, following a brief illness.

He was born in Boston, Massachusetts, the son of John A. and Edna R. (Whitney) Archambeau.

He graduated from Portland High School in 1952. Linwood served in the U.S Army during the Korean War 1952-1954. He was very proud of his years serving his country and the honors he received. After being honorably discharged he began to work as a plumber for 42 years and retired from the Phoenix Welding Company, Portland Maine.

Archie enjoyed vacationing at his camp in North Conway New Hampshire, being with friends and family, reading, taking cruises and watching sports. He always looked forward to his monthly group trips to Atlantic City with Mega Tours, where he made countless friends over the 17 years of making the monthly group trips.

He was predeceased by his wife, Caroline J. (Kennedy) Archambeau, who was married to Linwood for 63 years, his brother Dr. John Archambeau, and his parents.

He is survived by his nephews Robert A. Simmons Jr. of Windham, Edward A. Simmons and his wife Beth of Buxton, Kevin B. Simmons of Portland and Caribou and his partner David Katz of Boston, as well as three great nieces Jessica Simmons of Gray, Samantha Simmons of Augusta, and Emily Simmons of Buxton. He leaves several nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to a prayer service by CN. Fr. Larry Weeks at 11:00 AM Thursday, October 10, 2019, at the Jones Rich & Barnes Funeral Home, 199 Woodford St., Portland, where a reception will follow at the funeral home between 11:30 &1:30. Interment will follow at Pine Grove Cemetery, Falmouth Maine. To send a tribute in memory of Archie please visit www.jonesrichandbarnes.com.

The family would like to thank all the doctors and nursing staff of Mercy Hospital, Advantage Home Care of Portland, the staff at Seaside, Portland, and Nate and Anja Stevens, and Family of South Grafton Street, Portland.

In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to:

St. Peter's Episcopal Church

678 Washington Avenue

Portland, ME 04103

  • FAMILY

  • John A. Archambeau, Father (deceased)
  • Edna R. Archambeau, Mother (deceased)
  • Caroline J. Archambeau, Wife (deceased)
  • Dr. John Archambeau, Brother (deceased)
  • Robert A. Simmons Jr., Nephew
  • Edward A. Simmons, Nephew
  • Beth Simmons, Edward's Wife
  • Kevin B. Simmons, Nephew
  • David Katz, Kevin's Partner
  • Jessica Simmons, Great Niece
  • Samantha Simmons, Great Niece
  • Emily Simmons, Great Niece
  • DONATIONS

  • St. Peter's Episcopal Church

Services

  • Prayer Service Thursday, October 10, 2019
  • Reception to follow Thursday, October 10, 2019
  • Interment Thursday, October 10, 2019

Memories

Linwood Kenneth Archambeau

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Michelle English

October 8, 2019

I do miss you and miss knowing you are here with us, BUT you are absolutely in better hands. I love the chats I had with you and Caroline, the dinners in Maine, and the many meals in Atlantic City, and mostly I just loved sitting and hearing your stories. Truly, Truly an awesome specimen, that God shared with us but only for a brief time. Love you both Mr. Linwood 'Archie' Kenneth Archambeau!

Michelle

Phoenix Welding

October 8, 2019

We are so sad to hear of Archie's passing. The crew at Phoenix Welding hold many dear memories of this wonderful man. Hope your reunion with Don and Carline keeps the heavens up all week.

Marie Villanucci

October 8, 2019

Archie was one of the nicest people that I have known. He always had a positive attitude and a kind word. He laughed easily and enjoyed sitting in his garage and welcoming his neighbors to stop in for a visit as they walked by. I'll miss his energy and presence.

Hannah Osborne

October 7, 2019

I had the pleasure of occasional delightful visits with Archie, over the past seven years, as a friend and neighbor of my son, Nathan, and his family - Anja, Pia and Ella. They loved Archie as if he were family and miss him dearly. Especially Nathan, who greatly enjoyed their coffee and conversation!

Todd Ham

October 4, 2019

I had the pleasure of knowing Archie for about 40 years and worked in a few states with him at Peerless Welding and Phoenix Welding. He would always call me on Christmas and I would him on his Birthday. I enjoyed hooking up for lunch from time to time, I will miss you Arch, you were a good friend, man and husband to Carol whom you are now joined. Rest in peace my friend.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY