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Mr. Charles R. Arthur

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“To the Arthur family, I'm so sorry to hear about your Dad. My sincere condolences. You're all in my thoughts and prayers ”
1 of 16 | Posted by: Sally Johnston-Chanonhouse - IL

“I was so sorry to see the news of Randy's passing. What a wonderful and kind man. My mother and father, Barbara and John Turner of Wakefield, MA so...Read More »
2 of 16 | Posted by: Pamela Turner - Falmouth, MA

“I was an 8 y.o. third grade Boston Metco student attending Joshua Eaton, when the Arthur's chose to be my host family. Lisa and I were in the same...Read More »
3 of 16 | Posted by: Sheila (Bailey) Singletary - CA

“We are very sorry for your loss. A great man and a great family! He will be sorely missed. ”
4 of 16 | Posted by: Family Macaluso - Reading, MA

“To Randy's Family,He served his Country, loved his Family, and was loved by his family.May He RIP. ”
5 of 16 | Posted by: Kevin P. Doherty - Wilmington, MA

“NancySo sorry to hear about the passing of your beautiful father. Sending my deepest condolences to your family and you. He was truly a kind...Read More »
6 of 16 | Posted by: Karol Peralta - Salem, MA

“Mr. Arthur,Sir, I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country when you served with the U.S. Army Air Forces...Read More »
7 of 16 | Posted by: Mike Casey(former MA resident) - TX

“my deepest condolences !! Randy is always a gentleman , caring , fun person !! many fond memories of golfing here and in florida !! He did indeed...Read More »
8 of 16 | Posted by: bob Ingves - west palm, FL

“A wonderful man and a wonderful life. I'm going to miss you Randall. God bless. ”
9 of 16 | Posted by: Larry Gilligan - Reading, MA

“So sorry to hear of Randy passing. They were such wonderful next door neighbors and a great family. God bless all of you. Pat and Mary Franzosa ”
10 of 16 | Posted by: A friend

“Lisa, Charlie, Nancy, Cheryl and Families, We are so very sorry for your loss. Such a wonderful sweet special loving and lovable Man! ...Always...Read More »
11 of 16 | Posted by: Susan & Tom Mooney - Gloucester, MA

“Our sincerest condolences to the Arthur and Freitas family.Randy will be remembered as such a warm and caring person.With love,Anne and Tony Perella ”
12 of 16 | Posted by: Anne Perella - Falmouth, MA

“YESTERDAY'S MEMORIES WITH RENA AND RANDY WILL ALWAYS BE VERY SPECIAL. AS A SQUARE DANCE PARTNER AND FAMILY FRIEND BOTH DIANE (DECEASED) AND I SHARED...Read More »
13 of 16 | Posted by: Bob Frates - Stoneham, MA

“Dear Gilligan and Arthur family,We are sad to hear of a Randy's passing. We'll always remember his warm personality and big smile.Our condolences,The...Read More »
14 of 16 | Posted by: Bill Covitz - Wakefield, MA

“Rest in peace Dad ♥ ”
15 of 16 | Posted by: Cheryl Storti - Reading, MA

“My utmost condolences as My heart breaks for the entire Arthur Family as heaven gained an angel!Wishing you all love and strength during this Covid...Read More »
16 of 16 | Posted by: Bernadette Bertone - Friend


Charles R. (Randy) Arthur of Reading, August 11, 2020 at age 94. He was the beloved husband of the late Rena (Doucette) Arthur. Cherished father of Nancy Freitas and her husband, John, Charles R. Arthur, Jr. and his wife, Maria, Cheryl Storti and her partner, David Lautman, and Lisa Gilligan and her husband, Larry. Loving grandfather of Tiffany Freitas, Marissa Monagle (Patrick), Deidre Arnold (Keith), Jack Storti (Elizabeth), Michael Storti (Elise), Lauren Battcock (Michael), Larry Gilligan, Jr., Charles R. Arthur, III, Alexander Arthur, Victoria Arthur (Michael) and proud great-grandfather of Grace, Brynn, John, Reese, William, Gabriel, Anthony, Adele, Nicholas, Mae, Joey, Ember, Kate, Michael, and Benjamin, with whom he spent every day of his wonderful life. Dear brother of Murial Crovo, and the late Rosaline, Dorothy and Irene, and dear brother-in-law of Anne O'Brien, Nelson Doucette, the late Clifford Doucette, Kenneth Doucette and Esther Amaru. Due to Covid 19 and out of concern for those Randy loved and cared for, the Arthur Family will gather to celebrate his zest for life and the love he shared with so many in Private Services.

Randy was a lifelong resident of Reading, having been born in his family home on Kingston Street. He grew up attending Reading Schools and received his BS degree from Suffolk University. He proudly served overseas as an Aviation Radio Operator in the Army Airforce. He was a true representative of the greatest generation. He worked as an accountant for several years and eventually opened his own fence construction company, A1 Fence Company, which he ran for more than 40 years. Randy's laughter, joy, and devotion to those he loved was one for the books. He will be sorely missed. But as he told his family countless times in those last days … "If we didn't love so hard, it wouldn't be so hard."

Rest in Peace, Dad (Papa) (Papa Randy)

For a tribute to Randy's wonderful life, please visit this link: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1QLnsvEytQmEvn_Bw7Qs4AZz1i2kCw_Sa/view?usp=sharing