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Severed tie, stronger connection

Dorothy Wolferseder (center) with her son, Scott, and her former daughter-in-law, Erica Arsenault, in Fitchburg. Dorothy Wolferseder (center) with her son, Scott, and her former daughter-in-law, Erica Arsenault, in Fitchburg. (SUZANNE KREITER/GLOBE STAFF)
By David Filipov
Globe Staff / August 20, 2012
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FITCHBURG — When she learned the mother of the man she had married needed a kidney, Erica Arsenault immediately volunteered to find out if she were a compatible donor. It is something anyone might do for family. Except Dorothy Wolferseder was no longer family. Her son, Scott, and Arsenault had been divorced for years. They had maintained civil relations, raised two boys, but no one, not Scott, not Dorothy, would have expected Arsenault to be the one to step up.

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