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LANDRY, Arthur Neil Jr. 91, of Onset, MA and Cape Coral, FL, and longtime resident of Lexington, MA, died peacefully on June 14, 2016. He was the beloved husband of Gretchen (VanderVoort) who brought him great happiness and with whom he shared the last 10 years of his life following the death of his first wife Marjorie (McClay), with whom he raised 5 children and to whom he was lovingly married for 57 years. He is survived by his son Steven and his wife Linda (Bonnen) of Nahant, MA ; daughter Kyle Busnengo and her husband Ron of Onset, MA; son Scott and his wife Susan (Danti) of Boston, MA; son Tim and his wife Christine Haydinger of Hopkinton, NH; and daughter Kelly Ohanian and her husband Eric of Boxboro, MA. "Papa" was the cherished grandfather of William Mobilia of Onset, MA; Michael Mobilia of Plymouth, MA ; Danielle Light of Edgartown, MA; Jon Landry of South Burlington, VT ; Elizabeth Landry of Swampscott, MA. ; Heather Landry of Boston, MA; Kristin Ohanian of London, England; Matt Ohanian and Sean Ohanian of Boxboro, MA; and Theo Haydinger, Kayana Landry, and Lucas Landry of Hopkinton, NH. He was also the great grandfather of 8. Arthur is also survived by his new extended family formed by his marriage to Gretchen: her daughter Patti and husband Ort Kolewe of Hinsdale, IL; her grandchildren Lesa Merlo of Hinsdale, IL and Kristine Lombardozzi of Spartanburg, SC; and her 5 great grandchildren. A Marine veteran of both World War II and the Korean Conflict, Art was a businessman at heart. After working in the 50's for Playtex, Snowcrop, and Faulkner Mfg., he settled into the diaper service and laundry business as the owner of Dy-Dee Service and Blue Ribbon Laundry. During that time he was elected president of the Textile Laundry Council and The National Institute of Infant Services, and served on the Board of Directors at Tobey Hospital. Art was an avid boats-man who spent many hours on the ocean and working on his boats. He was innovative and handy in his workshop, and enjoyed household projects and sharing these skills with his children and grandchildren. He was a member of the Watertown Yacht Club and a Past Commodore of the Point Independence Yacht Club in Onset. He and Marjorie were both ardent golfers and longtime members of the Palmetto Pines Country Club in Cape Coral, FL. Gretchen joined the family in 2006, and together Art and Gretchen enjoyed years of contentment and companionship in Florida and trips every summer to visit their families in New England and the Midwest. Funeral services are private. Those who wish to make a donation in Arthur's memory should do so to the . The family will be gathering privately on Martha's Vineyard, Art and Marge's favorite boating destination, to both celebrate their lives and mourn their passing.
Published in The Boston Globe on June 19, 2016
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