Arthur L. O’Leary Jr. of Abington, owner of Ye Old Standish Grille, passed away on Sunday January 20, age 87, Devoted son of the late Florence (Daley) and Arthur L. O’Leary; Loving husband of the late Edith “Rourke”, Rosa Adlon, and Pauline “Hale”; Devoted father of Jean O’Leary and Laura Barr of Jamaica Plain, Arthur and Cindy O’Leary of NH, Janet D’Orsi of Stoneham, Richard and Karen O’Leary of Middleboro, Barbara and Scott Melanson of Sandwich, Debbie (Lescynski) O’Leary of Whitman, John O’Leary of Bridgewater, Patricia and Jim Reynolds of Bridgewater, Vicki and Larry Mishou of Whitman, and the late Edith Phillips; He is also survived by many grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Arthur grew up as a young man in Winthrop. He graduated from Boston College after serving in the US Army during WWII as a light mortar crewman in Germany. Arthur started the J & A Restaurant and Canteen in 1961 and then changed the name to Ye Olde Standish Grille. He moved to Abington in 1963 where he raised his 9 children. He was a member of the East Bridgewater Lions and East Bridgewater Kiwanis.
Arthur always donated to charities including: Doctors without Borders, Pine Street Inn, Rosies Place, Perkins School of Blind, and Salvation Army. He had a kind heart and always looked out for the less fortunate. He loved the beach, music, dancing, Cape Cod, and his Aruba trips with family and friends.
Funeral from the Quealy & Son Funeral Home, 116 Adams Street, Abington Thursday January 24 at 8am followed by a funeral mass in St. Bridget Church, Abington 9am. Visitation Wednesday 3 to 7pm In lieu of flowers donations can be made to St. Vincent De Paul Society, 455 Plymouth St., Abington Ma.