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1946 - 2016 Obituary Condolences
TUNNELL, Arthur W. February 23, 1946-October 11, 2016, of Melrose, a gregarious & beloved man with many friends, began his new life on October 11, 2016, after succumbing to pulmonary edema precipitated by pneumonia & prostate cancer. He was 70 years old. Mr. Tunnell held & managed residential real estate most of his adult life, owning property in both the Boston area & in Southwest Florida. Arthur, called Arty by his family, was born in Southampton, New York, the 2nd of three children born to Amelia Hamilton Cornell Tunnell & Arthur Wesley Tunnell, Jr., who both predeceased him. Shortly thereafter, the family moved to Sungei Gerong, Sumatra, Indonesia, & lived there for ten years. His father worked for an American oil company & later moved the family to other countries including Taiwan & Ethiopia, when he started working for U.S. State Department aid agencies. In 1966, Arthur returned to the US to attend college. He graduated from Northeastern University, Boston, MA, with a Bachelor of Science in business administration in 1971. He is survived by sisters Louise Torri in Florida & Margaret "Marty" Tunnell & her husband, John T. Reed, in California; nephew Daniel Tunnell Reed, his wife Linda Reed, grandniece Courtney Hannan Reed, grandnephew Travis Hannan Reed; nephew Steven Tunnell Reed in New York City, & nephew Michael Tunnell Reed. A private celebration of Arthur's life was held on Sunday, October 16, 2016. Those wishing to honor Arthur may make a memorial contribution to of their choice.

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Published in The Boston Globe on Oct. 31, 2016
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