Jack M. Arters

As much as he hated to leave a party early, Jack M. Arters passed away peacefully in his home surrounded by his loving family on July the 3rd.

For 52 happy years, he was married to Olive M. (Ducat) Arters.

He was born in Long Island, New York to the late Cassius Ben and Bernice (Horner) Arters.

Growing up, Jack spent his early years on a small farm in Brooklyn, CT. As well as being a veteran of the Army, Jack served an additional eight years in the National Guard. He owned multiple businesses over the years, dealing in the international construction equipment trade.

Aside from his wife he leaves behind three daughters, Jill Arters and her husband Harold Kennedy of Groton, CT, Joy Chece and her husband Paul of Lincoln, RI, Amy Bradbury and her husband Eric of Seekonk, MA, as well as two sons, Jack M. Arters Jr. and his wife Frances of Milton, MA and Timothy Arters of Seekonk, MA. He was the adoring Pépère to nine grandchildren, Emily, Molly, Kimberly, Ella, and Paula Chece, Colin Kennedy, and Hannah, Liam, and Aiden Bradbury. He also leaves dozens of nieces and nephews. Jack was predeceased by two brothers, Harry and James Arters, and two sisters, Helen Shippee and Rena Rae Rockefeller. Jack was an avid sports fan and enjoyed gardening, but was happiest when surrounded by family and friends. He enjoyed hosting weekly “Saturday steak nights” all year round but the highlight of the year was his annual 4th of July Clam bake on the beach of Roxbury pond, where he presided as bake master for over 30 years. Although he’ll be missed dearly he will be carried forward in the hearts of those who loved him and in the traditions he created.

His funeral will be held on Thursday, July 8, 2021, at 10:00 AM from the PERRY-MCSTAY FUNERAL HOME, 2555 Pawtucket Avenue, East Providence with a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 AM in Saint Brendan’s Church, Turner Avenue, Riverside. Burial with Military Honors will be held in Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Calling hours Wednesday 5-7.


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Jeanne Ouellette from Peabody MA wrote on July 9, 2021 at 8:47 am
Jack has been my neighbor and friend in Maine for years. He loved his family and friends became extended family. He was always ready to help and solve a problem. His 4th of July clambakes were legendary. I will miss you , Jack.
Carla Rugg from Los Angeles wrote on July 7, 2021 at 12:23 pm
Sending you all much love and comfort during this sad time. I was always made to feel welcome in your home and I have such nice memories of those times. He was a truly lovely man. Big hugs to all. xo carla
Joan Burns from Jacksonville wrote on July 7, 2021 at 9:22 am
I had the pleasure of knowing Jack for a number of years. Couldn’t ask for a nicer person. Always a smile on his face and love in his heart for his family. A special man who will be missed by many. Hope to see you one day in the future Jack and enjoy your company. Rest In Peace sweet man.
Stephen Chece from Atlantic Highlands, NJ wrote on July 7, 2021 at 9:07 am
To Jack and Olive, Jill, Joy, Butch, Amy, Tim and all your family and friends. Jack was a very special person who despite carrying the weight of the world always had a smile that radiated and was contagious. He was fun to be around, especially at the camp in Maine, the whitewater rafting and family gatherings. There was never a time when he didn’t have a joke or a story to tell. I will miss those times Jack. But Jack what I admire most was your courage in getting through your final weeks and how you remained open and completed your Catholic Sacraments weeks ago. I know the angels and Saints in heaven are rejoicing as they welcome you at the gates of heaven. May you see the face of God and he hold you in his loving arms. The suffering has ended and now you can celebrate everlasting life. Peace, God Bless and love. Stephen, Mimi, Luke and Thomas Chece 🙏❤️❤️❤️❤️🙏
Eileen Chece from Cranston wrote on July 6, 2021 at 7:23 pm
Dear Olive & Arters family I am sorry for your loss. Jack has been an ear and a friend to me through the years. I will always remember & respect him for the words of wisdom & & times comfort her has given me. I enjoyed his sense of humor & his good sense of family & life I will miss him sooo much . 😥 My heart is with the Arters family who I Know he adored. Peace in knowing God has him.🙏
Father Bob Hawkins from Bristol wrote on July 6, 2021 at 5:40 pm
My special prayers are with the family. Hope to see everybody at Perry McStay on Thursday morning
France et Richard Lachapelle from Ste Therese Quebec Canada wrote on July 6, 2021 at 2:36 pm
Olive and family M'y wife France is jouing me to offer Our sincer and deapest sympathy For The loss of our friend Jack . Our thoughts are for you Olive and your family. Your tears of today with The Time , Wil Be replaced by very Nice and tender Souvenirs of Jack.
Steven Gianlorenzo from East Providence wrote on July 6, 2021 at 11:57 am
To the Arters Family,He was always a Gentleman and a Pleasure to do business with. May God Bless & He R.I.P.
Jana (Marcotte) Borgen wrote on July 6, 2021 at 11:53 am
Dear Jill, Joy, Jack, Amy, and Timmy, I have many fond memories of your family and remember your dad as being warm, friendly, and funny. I am thinking of your family during this deeply sad time. Much love to Olive. Love, Jana
Grace Schmiedeknecht from Situate wrote on July 6, 2021 at 12:08 am
My condolences go out to the Arters/Chece/Bradberry/Kennedy familys. i am so sorry for your loss. Much Love, grace (part of the chece family)
Mary Ann and Bob Blais from Seekonk wrote on July 5, 2021 at 6:01 pm
Dear Olive and family, Bob and I are saddened to learn about the loss of Jack...we know he had many challenges these past years...may he rest in peace..our thoughts are with you all x
Kathleen & Tony Alexander from Sanford wrote on July 5, 2021 at 3:04 pm
Olive and family, Tony and I are very sorry to learn of the passing of Jack. It’s been years since we have seen you all but always thought of you and always will. Take care of each other
Michelle ducat from Phoenix Az. wrote on July 5, 2021 at 1:58 pm
So sorry for your loss. He was such a sweet guy. Hugs from us down in phoenix.