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.