Arthur Froias, 88
Arthur Froias, 88, of Dartmouth, died on February 7, 2020 at Charlton Memorial Hospital following a period of declining health.
He was the widower of Dorothy A. (Rebello) Froias and son of the late Manuel Froias, Jr. and Helen A. (Aguiar) Froias.
Born in Dartmouth, he resided in the town for most of his life and was a parishioner of St. Mary Church in Dartmouth.
Mr. Froias was employed as a mechanic for the Town of Dartmouth until his retirement in 1995 and previously was employed as a mechanic at Gracia's Used Cars and as a material handler at Aerovox.
He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean Conflict, attaining the rank of Corporal. His many decorations include the Combat Infantry Badge, Presidential Unit Citation, Korean Service Medal with two Bronze Service Stars, United Nations Service Medal and National Defense Service Medal.
His greatest joy was spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandsons. He was his granddaughters' greatest fan and never missed any of their soccer games. His family will cherish the happy memories of dining out on Friday nights which became a family tradition. Mr. Froias also enjoyed fishing and hunting.
His family includes his daughter, Kathleen D. Mello and her husband, Daniel of New Bedford; two granddaughters, Kaitlyn V. Medeiros and her husband, Nicholas and Rebecca D. Mello and her fiance, Dalton Simmons; two great-grandsons, James Joseph and Luke Daniel Medeiros; one sister, Dorothy Ibrahim and one brother, Ronald Froias and his wife, Joanne, all of Acushnet; several nieces and nephews.
Visiting hours at Aubertine-Lopes Funeral Home on February 11, 2020 from 4-8 p.m. His funeral will be conducted on Wednesday, February 12, 2020 at 9:30 a.m. from the funeral home with a Mass of Christian burial to be celebrated in Our Lady Of Mount Carmel Church at 10:30 a.m. Interment with military honors in Rural Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Lung Association, Donation Processing Center, P.O. Box 11039, Lewiston, ME 04243-9409.
For online guestbook and directions, visit www.aubertine-lopes.com.