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Arthur S. Love, Sr.

March 26th, 2015

Arthur S. Love, Sr., age 76, of Haverhill, formerly a resident of Tewksbury, passed away surrounded by his loving family on March 25, 2015.

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.

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12 Entries in Guest Book for “Arthur S. Love, Sr.”

  1. Nancy Gagnon says:

    Rest in peace Arthur.

  2. Jennifer Turner says:

    Uncle Arthur.. you will be greatly missed.. loved & remembered forever. My heart goes out to all loved ones that will be looking up at the heavens, missing you. much love always. ????

  3. Tracy says:

    Rest in peace, Arthur, you were a great person, and a very special friend.

  4. June Marsilia says:

    Rest in peace Uncle Arthur. My thoughts go out to family and friends to help console the loss.

  5. Alicia Nichols says:

    Rest in peace Mr. Love. My thoughts and prayers are with your family.

  6. Karen & Joe Giaquinta says:

    You will always be thought of with love and missed dearly. My heart goes out to you Auntie & my cousins. I wish you the love & strength to over come your loss. Love Always!

  7. Pam Lecourt says:

    My thoughts and prayers to the Love family.

  8. Tabby says:

    Art was my first boss – ever… way back in 1972. I remember him as being very fair, funny and caring about his crew. Wish I had stayed there more then 3 months but I have never forgotten him, may he rest in peace.

  9. Dennis C. Chabot says:

    Dear Lisa and Family,
    On behalf of myself and the entire Chabot family I wish you all peace durimg this difficult time.

    Our deepest sympathies to you all.

    Dennis Chabot and Family

  10. Cathy Gagnon says:

    Dear Yvonne and Family;
    Artie was a good man, and he loved you all very much. He was very proud of his children and loved his wife very much, I remember one time when you guys were living upstairs, he looked at you and said to me, she looks just like a beautiful ballerina, with such love and sweetness in his eyes and in his voice!
    May God be with you all at this time of sadness
    Love
    cathy/aunt cathy

  11. Dennis J. Sullivan says:

    I will miss you deeply for I have never forgotten what wonderful things you did for me and all the things you taught me. Rest peacefully.

    Love, Den

  12. Tara Manchester & Wayne Slayton says:

    Our deepest sympathies go out to all of Arthurs’ family and friends. We will never forget Arthur, and all that he did for us. We only knew him for 18 months, but it felt like we knew him all our lives. He always talked about his family, always happy stories. All of their acomplishments and the visits. He made us feel like we were a part of his family. He was always calling us ” His Kids”. He had a way of making you feel special, and loved. He had such a big heart, and he loved animals. He treated our cat Streak like family also. When he would see our cat, he would say ” How is my little buddy today?” Wayne and I are deeply saddened by Arthurs’ passing, and we are heartbroken that we couldn’t pay our respects at his services. But we did not know about them. Arthur Please forgive us for not being there to say Good-Bye. We will always love you, and you will live forever in our hearts and minds. And you will live forever in the hearts and minds of all of your family and friends, and everybody that you ever had contact with. RIP Arthur.

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