Zeno Joseph Arceneaux III was the fifth child of Zeno Arceneaux Jr. and Emily Guillary, born August 1, 1934 in Liberty, Texas.
Zeno was fluent in Creole French and English. On February 15, 1958, he married Clement Elizabeth Simien in Raywood, Texas. The newlyweds made Raywood, Texas their home, and their first child was born in September 1959.
In December 1959, tragedy struck the young family. Zeno suffered a near-fatal accident after falling 50 feet from a building at a construction site in Houston, Texas. Through months of physical therapy and grounding in his spiritual faith, Zeno overcame the likelihood of living a limited life. Instead, Zeno lived his life to the fullest. In July 1961, Zeno and his young family moved from Raywood, Texas to Tucson, Arizona. Zeno and Clement have moved on with their lives and raised four children, Michael, Carla, Sharon and Deborah.
Known for his innate qualities of friendliness and empathy for all humanity, Zeno was held in high regard by all who knew him. Zeno never forgot his roots and humble beginnings in Raywood, Texas. He taught the values of work ethic and always did his best for his children. The importance of strong ethics and the values he taught his children eventually became a standard family trait passed down to his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Zeno is predeceased in life by his parents, five siblings, son Michael Edward Arceneaux, daughter Deborah Lynn Arceneaux-Lopez and grandson Joseph Zeno Arceneaux. Zeno is survived by his 64-year-old wife Clement, daughters Carla and Sharon, six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
His legacy lives on; some of us remember him as a son, uncle, cousin or brother; on the other hand, his wife, children and grandchildren remember Zeno as a provider, loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. dad. However we choose to remember him, thoughts of kindness will forever be ingrained in our minds whenever we think or speak of Zeno Joseph Arceneaux, III.
On July 2, 2022, services for Zeno will be held at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Raywood, Texas. The visit to the memorial will begin at 8:00 a.m., followed by a traditional mass at 10:00 a.m.