Michael “Sonny” C. Arnold, Jr. entered into eternal rest on October 31, 2022. Beloved husband of the late Margaret “Margie” Bladsacker Arnold. H is survived by his loving children Michael, Melvin (Nicole), Matthew (Mischa), and Margaret Dufrene (Brenton Jr.). He will be greatly missed by his grandchildren Jordan (Brittany) and Jenna Arnold, Brenton Dufrene III, Megan and Madison Dufrene, and Tanner Arnold and great grandchildren Jayden and Eli. Son of the late Michael Arnold, Sr. and Leona “Dolly” Kass Arnold, and stepson of Fannie “Dot” Arnold. Brother-in-law of Elloise Arnold (late Charles). Age 84 years, a native of New Orleans and lifelong resident of Gretna, LA. Sonny was a member of the first graduation class of West Jefferson High School in 1956. He received the Medallion of St. Louis from Archbishop Hannan in 1988 and the Archdiocesan Senior Award from Archbishop Schulte in 1998. He was a member of Archbishop Blenk Knights of Columbus Council 1905 and serving as financial secretary for over 47 years.
Relatives and Friends of the Family, and members of St. Anthony Catholic Church, Archbishop Blenk Knights of Columbus Council 1905 and Ladies Auxiliary, Peoples Health Fitness Center Gretna, the Red Maple, St. Anthony School, St. Margaret Mary Elementary School Slidell, and Mena’s Palace are invited to attend the Visitation at St. Anthony Catholic Church, Gretna, LA on Monday, November 7, 2022 from 10 AM until Funeral Mass time at 1 PM. Interment Westlawn Memorial Park Cemetery, Gretna, LA. Mothe Funeral Homes handled arrangements. In lieu of flowers, masses preferred. The family invites you to share your thoughts, fond memories, and condolences online at