Arthur was born on October 5, 1938 in Boston, Mass; son of the late James and Mary (Dias) Love. Arty was one of 9 children. He grew up in Tewksbury, Mass on 102 Brown Street. After school, he went off to the Army Service for several years then returned back to Tewksbury. That is where he met his wife. On October 3, 1959, he married Yvonne A. Gagnon, and they shared 55 Years of marriage together. They resided in Tewksbury until 2008 then moved to Haverhill.
Arty was a devoted father to five children. He lost his second child Albert William when he was 2 years old. Albert’s memory was forever in his heart. To Arty his children and grandchildren were his pride and joy. Everyone that surrounded him would hear endless stories about their accomplishments. Up until the end when he was telling everyone he met about them. He was a loyal friend that would help a stranger if they were in need of help. In his house when we were growing up there was always an open door policy. No questioned asked he would just call the parents to tell them they were safe. He lived his life always helping people in need. He will be dearly missed by all.
Arthur is survived by Yvonne A. (Gagnon) Love, father of Arthur S. Love, Jr. & his wife Connie of Hattiesburg, MS, Michael D. Love & his wife Carol of Haverhill, Lisa A. Pisano & her husband Michael of Haverhill, Lora Manning & her husband Thomas of East Hampstead, NH and the late Albert W. Love, loving “Grampie” of David Love, Kara Meads, Amanda Tracy, Kathryn Love, Patrick Love, Jason Love, Sarah Manning and Tommy Manning, cherished son of the late James and Mary (Dias) Love, dear brother of Rita Marsilia, James L. Love, Dorothy Proctor, Patricia Gagnon, William Love, Rita Turner and the late Beatrice Newcomb and Robert Love. Arthur is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, May 30, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. in the Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington. Memorial donations in Arthur’s memory may be made to Fidelis Hospice, 25 Railroad Avenue, Haverhill, MA 01830. Arrangements under the direction of Nichols Funeral Home, Inc., Wilmington.