Douglass G. Arnold
- August 28, 1946 - March 5, 2012
- Baldwinville, Massachusetts
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“Good bye my dear brother.. we will miss you this Easter and all of the other holidays, home visits, etc. may you find peace with ma and dad in...Read More »
1 of 12 | Posted by: Sally Dyer - Leominster, MA
“I am so sorry to all of you to learn of this sad loss. Having an autistic cousin of my own in a family I was very close to growing up and still am,...Read More »
2 of 12 | Posted by: Marianne Burbank - Canton, CT
“Dougie and I had one thing in common, food. Whenever he'd stay at our house he and I would get up ealry and I'd make him breakfast for him. While the...Read More »
3 of 12 | Posted by: Bret - Leominster, MA
“My Dear brother, I so loved you and wanted the best for you. I do hope you felt the love . You were my big brother but yet my little brother in...Read More »
4 of 12 | Posted by: nancy lucchetti - Leominster, MA
“Uncle Doug lived a simple happy life. I have no negative memories of him because he was always content and never argued with anyone. He took pleasure...Read More »
5 of 12 | Posted by: Sandra Cavicchi - Kissimmee, FL
“My sincere condolences to the family and my friend Sally.
6 of 12 | Posted by: Kumar - Fremont, CA - Friend
“To Douglass' sisters and familys so very sorry for your loss Douglass was a great guy
7 of 12 | Posted by: Ruth Garrity - MA
“I was so sorry to hear of Douglass passing. I remember many weekend visits by Doug to the family home and rocking to his favorite tunes. I also...Read More »
8 of 12 | Posted by: Tina DeMeo Brennan - Waltham, MA
“I remember Douglass listening to his record player with his Dad. How excited he was to come home and see his family! He really loved his family. He...Read More »
9 of 12 | Posted by: Joann Gibbs Blumenfeld - Raleigh, NC
“I remember Doug coming home on Sundays hanging out with his sisters and their friends listening to the Beatles! One of the favorites: "We all live...Read More »
10 of 12 | Posted by: Leslie Prescott - Family friend
“Douglass was not given the chances in life that the rest of us were given, despite this he touched a lot of people’s lives and made a lasting...Read More »
11 of 12 | Posted by: Betsy - sister
“As a caregiver to many animals including five cows, I appreciate Doug's pride in caring for cows. Cows are gentle giants that share many of our own...Read More »
12 of 12 | Posted by: Jessica Stovall - McKenney, VA
Mr. Douglass Gordon Arnold, of Templeton, died March 5, 2012 in Athol Memorial Hospital. He was 65.
Doug was born on August 28, 1946 in Cambridge a son of the late Russell and Doris (Hotchkiss) Arnold and lived many years in Waltham before moving to Templeton. He was a resident of the Templeton Developmental Center and worked for many years at the Valley Barn where he took great pride in caring for the cows. His other great joys included time with his family, traveling, and dining out with his friends from T.D.C.
He leaves his sisters, Sally J. Dyer and her husband, Bret, Nancy J. Lucchetti and her partner, Ron McAvoy, all of Leominster and Betsy J. Hygonenq and her husband, Jacques, of Pibrac, France; 3 nieces and 2 nephews; 3 great-nieces and 1 great-nephew; and his family and at The Templeton Developmental Center.
Family and friends will honor and remember Doug's life by gathering for calling hours in The Joyce Funeral Home, 245 Main Street (Rte. 20), Waltham on Sunday, March 18th, from 2 to 4 p.m. and again on Monday morning where his Funeral Service will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. Burial will follow in Grove Hill Cemetery, Waltham.
Memorial donations may be made to the COFAR (Coalition for Families & Advocates), 3 Hodge Street, Mansfield, MA 02048.