DUNNE--Arthur J. "Artie", Jr., age 63, of Middletown, NJ and Palm Beach Gardens, FL, passed away unexpectedly on February 17, 2014. He leaves behind a loving family and a lasting legacy. Arthur was born in Bayside, Queens to Arthur and Peg (nee Shea) Dunne. He graduated from Saint Francis High School in Buffalo, NY and went on to attend Saint Francis College in Brooklyn, NY. Artie was an accomplished swimmer and water polo player who starred on high school, college and the New York Athletic Club teams. After graduating college, he entered the insurance industry where eventually he formed his own company, The Risk Management Planning Group (RMPG). The company was defined by Artie's personality and his sense of integrity. He was an active member of numerous organizations including The Friendly Sons of St. Patrick, Knights of the Holy Sepulchre and Camp Sunrise. He will be remembered as always willing to help anyone in need. Arthur is survived by his devoted wife of 40 years, Sheila (nee McPartlin), his sister Toni and her husband Ray Pendergrass, his three loving sons: Liam and his wife Stacey of Cedar Grove, NJ, Peter and his wife Christina of Moorestown, NJ, and Sean of San Francisco, CA. He will be sadly missed by his adoring grandchildren: Jack, Sean, Maggie and Ellie, as well as numerous nieces and nephews and his lifelong friend Peter Leonard. While Arthur left this world too soon, he accomplished much in a short time and leaves behind many good friends and fond memories. He will forever be remembered for his generosity and willingness to help others. He touched so many lives and was such an influential presence for his family. Words cannot express the loss of "Artie Dunne". He was loved by all and will be truly missed. Relatives and friends are invited to his viewing Friday from 12pm to 4pm and 5pm to 8pm at Frank E. Campbell Funeral Home, 1076 Madison Ave, New York, NY. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday at 10am at Church of St. Monica, 413 East 79th Street, New York, NY. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations made in Arthur's name may be made to Catholic Charities, Diocese of Trenton, Attn: Barb Willis, 383 West State Street, P.O. Box 1423, Trenton, NJ 08607 or The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia CATIPIHLER Fund, The CHOP Foundation, Lockbox 1352, PO Box 8500, Philadelphia, PA 19178-1352.
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Published in The New York Times on Feb. 20, 2014