Arthur H. Tetreault
1923 - 2018
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Arthur H. Tetreault entered into eternal rest on January 9, 2018. Art was born May 8, 1923 in Northampton, MA to Arthur Herbert Tetreault and Gertrude Ann (Harvey) Tetreault. Art will be remembered for his love of family, his determination, his humor, and his resourcefulness. He had a remarkable ability to make one feel that there was no one else in the world he would rather talk toor be with. This was the source of friendly rivalry among the cousins, who all believe themselves to be his favorite. He was interested in each member of the family, and would have well thought out questions for their next visit. In 1947 he married the love of his life, Claire Frances (Rose). They were married for almost 68 years, ending with Claires passing in 2015. Their marriage was one of great love and devotion. They leave four children: Thomas Tetreault and wife Ilona Kalisky of Waltham; Linda Tetreault and husband Mark Cohen of Yarmouth Port; Lois Tetreault and partner Christie White of Maynard; Lauren Tetreault and partner Patricia Sands of Maynard. They leave five grandchildren: Zara Rose Kalisky-Tetreault, Coltrane Kalisky-Tetreault, Dezi Mikalunas, Alexandra Puleo and husband Sebastian Ebarb, and Genevieve Puleo and husband Brady Eskilson. Art leaves loving nieces and nephews who called and visited from great distances. Most of Arts professional life was spent in Lincoln, MA, where he and Claire worked in the building industry as builder-developers and later as Realtors. They were early supporters of land conservation efforts. Arts life was characterized by overcoming challenges. As a very young child, he was seriously ill. It was then that he was taught to pray to St. Therese of Lisieux, the Little Flower; she became his lifelong intercessor. During WWII, Art was an Army Scout. He was much decorated but wanted to talk very little about his experiences in the war or during his time in Stalag 9B, the infamous German POW Camp. He highly valued his wartime buddies, of whom he was the last survivor. In the polio epidemic of 1954-55, Art was gravely ill and confined to an iron lung. He was not expected to live, much less become ambulatory. The strength of faith and will required for him to do both were echoed throughout his recent illnesses. The family wishes to acknowledge the incredible skill and care of Dr. Emmet Eby in making Arts last 30 years not only possible but of high quality. His devoted home caregiving team made every day interesting and joyful; Tammy, who dedicated over eight years to Art and Claire, as well as Amy, Sue, Lindsey, Karla, Jan and Carla. Services will be held at St. Ritas Church, 115 Front Street, Marion, MA at 11:30 on Thursday, January 18, 2018. Please consider contributions in Arts memory to Disabled American Veterans ( or to a land conservation organization in your town. Arrangements are by the Chapman, Cole & Gleason Funeral Home, 2599 Cranberry Hwy., Wareham. For directions and online guestbook, visit:

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Published in The Sentinel - Marion from Jan. 14 to Jan. 25, 2018.
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February 10, 2018
To the comforted all who mourns" sustain your family during this challenging time. Isaiah 61:1,2
January 25, 2018
Our sincere condolences to the Tetreault family in the loss of your dear love one. Our prayers are as yours, that God provide his care and comfort you each day. - Ps 145:18,19
January 21, 2018
My heartfelt sympathies go out to family and friends during this difficult time. I hope that the promise found in 1 Thessalonians 4 : 14 can bring some comfort. Knowing that there is a future for the ones we have lost in death can be so reassuring.
January 17, 2018
I'm sorry for your loss, May God grant your family peace and comfort at this time. John 6:40.

January 15, 2018
Mr. T (MT) will forever hold a special place in my heart. As one of his caretakers for a few years, our days were filled with laughs, stories, games (Solitaire was our favorite), watching sports games and Shark Tank. Everyday I walked through his door he greeted me with "Hiya Pal!" , Even when I knew he wasn't having the best day. The wisdom and life lessons he has taught me will stick with me for a lifetime. Although I will miss him dearly, I know he is with his sweetheart amongst the clouds in Heaven's kingdom. Until we meet again, I will hold our memories dear. Love you my friend.
Lindsey Meunier Grady
January 15, 2018
My heart goes out to the friends and family for the loss you must be feeling for your beloved Arthur. May you find comfort in prayer and in one another. - (Jeremiah 29:12,13)
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