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Arthur L. O'Leary Jr.

Died: Sun., Jan. 20, 2013


Visitation

3:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Wed., Jan. 23, 2013
Location: Quealy and Son Funeral Home


Funeral Mass

9:00 AM Thu., Jan. 24, 2013
Location: St. Bridget Church


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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.

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Cyndi Donlan
   Posted Tue January 22, 2013
Debbie and Family,
We are so sad for your loss. Arthur was a good man who touched a lot of lives. We will miss him. Rest in Peace my Gentle Giant.

Mark and Cyndi Donlan

larry mishou
   Posted Tue January 22, 2013
arthur o'leary

he was one of the last from the greatest generation
he was a survivor. he survived WWII
he survived the death of 3 wives
he survived the death of a child
and yet he pushed on
i may of only known him for the last 32 years but to me he was a legend
when he shook your hand you new the deal was done
when he spoke of something he did it with full conviction
when he believed in something you didnt argue because you couldnt win
where have the true men of honesty, integrity and meaning gone
we lost one of the greatest a true mans man.
he was my father in law but also my friend and i will always miss you.
LOVE larry mishou

Walter&Judy Walling
   Posted Tue January 22, 2013
Deb,
So sorry to hear about your Dad's passing. Arthur was a wonderful man. He will be greatly missed. Our prayers are with you and your family during these dark days ahead. Hold on to your wonderful times you shared with him. Hope the good memories ans all the prayers help get you thur the days ahead. God Bless!

Charlene Bedor
   Posted Tue January 22, 2013
Arthur & Cindy,
My deepest condolences. Many thoughts and prayers for you and your family.
Charlene

Dottie Ruderman
   Posted Tue January 22, 2013
I am so very sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and Prayers. Dot

Colleen Densmore
   Posted Tue January 22, 2013
Arthur, I am so sorry to hear you lost your father. I know you have been close to him. It is hard to lose a parent.You sound so much alike with the gentle giant, the caring for those in need, the thoughtfulness of his approach. I know you will miss him. Take care!

Donna & Geoff Loomis
   Posted Tue January 22, 2013
O'Leary Family,

Death leaves a heartache no one can heal.
Loves leaves a memory no one can steal.

With Sincere Sympathy,
Donna (Conner) & Geoff Loomis & Family

Eileen Broberg
   Posted Tue January 22, 2013
Arthur, my thoughts and prayers will be with you and your family. I hope that memories of your father will bring you comfort at this time. Sincerely, Eileen

Fred & Kathy Conover
   Posted Tue January 22, 2013
Janet & family ~ We are so sorry for the loss of your father and grandfather. Though we never had the privilege of meeting, we're certain he was a wonderful man based on the amazing family he raised. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Carla Foster
   Posted Tue January 22, 2013
Arthur,
So very sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Carla

Ruth and Whizz
   Posted Tue January 22, 2013
Dearest Arthur and Cindy; Our hearts are with you in this time of loss. It is never easy to lose a parent but the cycle continues and we hope it is eternal. May your father rest in peace and may his memory bring your family joy forever. All our love...Ruth and Whizz

Denise (Smith) Whting and Bill
   Posted Tue January 22, 2013
Sorry for your loss. Arthur was a Gentle Giant and absolutely the best boss one could have. I enjoyed the 13 years I spent working for him. May he rest in peace.

Jean Bogli
   Posted Tue January 22, 2013
Arthur,
So sorry to hear of your Fathers passing,My thoughys and prayers are with you and you family.

Paul Mahoney
   Posted Wed January 23, 2013
Arthur, I am sorry to hear of your loss and you are in my thoughts.
Peace be with you!

Suzanne Phillips
   Posted Wed January 23, 2013
To my "Sisters" and "Brothers": You are often in my thoughts, and I share the
sorrow at the death of your father(grandfather). Much love, Phil

Nancye & Henry Bechard
   Posted Wed January 23, 2013
Arthur,

So very sorry to hear about your father's passing. He left this earth a much better place for the rest of us.

Becky Chase
   Posted Wed January 23, 2013
Arthur,
So sorry to hear that your father passed. You and your family are in my prayers.

Sincerely,
Becky

George Manoogian
   Posted Wed January 23, 2013
I don't believe I ever met Arthur but he sure left a legacy in the form of the restaurant. I go there almost every Sunday night and enjoy not only the food, but the atmosphere. He surly had a hand in this!

My prayers to his family and many, many friends who knew him.

scott singleton
   Posted Wed January 23, 2013
To the o'leary family were all so very sorry for the loss of arthur. He was a caring and giving person. We will miss him so much rest in peace arthur. The Singleton family

Lynn Carpenter
   Posted Wed January 23, 2013
Arthur and Family, please accept my deepest sympathy in the loss of your Father. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

Karen Clark
   Posted Thu January 24, 2013
I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your dad. I have many fond memories of being at the your home in abington. I only lived a few houses away but it seemed like I was there more than I was at my own home. Your dad always greeted me with a smile and always made me feel welcome. I also lost my dad a few years ago and this is a difficult time right now for all your family members. Always remember the good times you shared and it will help all of you get through the difficult days ahead.

Marianne & Joseph Andrews
   Posted Thu January 24, 2013
Dear O'Leary family,

Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this sad time.
With deepest sympathy.

Marianne and Joe Andrews

Philip Geraci
   Posted Thu January 24, 2013
Barbra and family so sorry about your Dad he was a accomplished man
in ever aspect, with his many talents and generosity. Barbra I know how
close you were to him Now you have his great memories to build upon.
Phil Geraci
Rectrix Aerodrome
Hyannis Airport

Rob
   Posted Thu January 24, 2013
"Uncle Arthur" to me.
"Brother" to my Mother.
"Only-Son" our Grandmother and Grandfather whom endured everything for their children.
Hero to a grateful Nation.
Hero to me too.

I don't pass this title out often. "You were a Great Man of courage and honor. You were a most respectable man!"

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