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Arthur D. Crosby, 90, of So. Weymouth, passed away peacefully on Friday, January 24, 2020. Arthur was born in Milton on March 18, 1929 to the late Francis Crosby and Edna (Grimes) Crosby.
After graduating from Milton High School, he attended New England Aircraft School, worked as a carpenter constructing houses, before moving on to work at Brunswick Manufacturing, a medical development and plastics manufacturing company, where he worked for many years until his retirement. He also joined the Navy as a Reservist, beginning his service as an aircraft engine mechanic, becoming a radar operator on the S2F aircraft, eventually retiring as a Chief Petty Officer.
Arthur was a communicant and a Eucharistic minister at St. Francis Xavier Church in So. Weymouth and continued to deliver communion to those home-bound in the parish. He was also a leader in St. Mary’s Prayer Group in Hanover, MA. His enjoyment of carpentry saw him expand the family home due to a growing family and many other projects over the years. He and his wife also loved to garden. They were also part of a bowling league and went dancing weekly.
Arthur is survived by his wife Barbara of 66 years, his son David & wife Marilyn of Georgetown and his daughters Karen Brown & husband Stephen of Abington and Linda Willett & husband George of Braintree, his grandchildren Brian, Kristen, Laura, Shawn and Nicole, great-grandson Finn, and a number of nieces and nephews. He was also the brother of the late Frances Shepheard and the late Deacon Herbert Crosby.
Visiting hours will be on January 29th from 4 pm to 8 pm at C.C. Shepherd Funeral Home, 134 Pleasant St, So. Weymouth. A funeral Mass will be celebrated on January 30th at 10 am at St. Francis Xavier Church, 234 Pleasant St, So Weymouth. Burial will be at a later date at St Joseph Cemetery, West Roxbury. In lieu of flowers, gifts in his memory may be made to the Weymouth Food Pantry, PO Box 8900089, Weymouth, MA 02190. Please visit www.ccshepherd.com for further information.
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