Robert Alan Arthur, 63, beloved husband and father, of Danbury, formerly
of Ridgefield, husband of Linda Raftery died peacefully at his home on
Monday morning, August 19, 2013.
Robert was born in Norwalk, June 8, 1950 and resided in West
Hartford where he attended and graduated from local schools. Upon
graduation from high school, he attended the University of Connecticut.
An arborist, Mr. Arthur owned and operated Robert Arthur & Son of Ridgefield for the past forty-two years.
A resident of Ridgefield and Danbury for the past forty-two
years, he was a member of the First Congregational Church of Ridgefield
where he served on the Mission Board and Board of Trustees. For many
years he also participated in the H.O.M.E. mission trip to Maine, and
international Habitat for Humanity.
Robert enjoyed golfing, reading, gardening and was an avid NY Yankees and NY Giants fan.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Michael
Arthur of New Haven; a daughter, Brooke Springer and her husband, Joshua
of Stamford; two step-daughters, Jennifer Ryan and her husband, Mark of
Brookfield and Samantha Katz and her husband, Benjamin of New York, NY;
2 sisters, Nore Clark and her husband, David of Falmouth, MA and Carole
Jeffries and her husband, Robert of Marlborough, CT; and four
grandchildren, Michaela and Desmond Springer and Nicholas and Jack Ryan.
A memorial service will take place on Saturday, August 24th,
2013 at 11 a.m. in the First Congregational Church, 103 Main St.
Ridgefield, CT 06877.
Inurnment will take place in the Nigh Memorial Garden of the First Congregational Church.
The family will receive friends in Lund Hall following the services.
Contributions in Robert’s memory may be made to Regional
Hospice and Home Care of Western CT, 39 Old Ridgebury Rd., Danbury, CT
06810 or to H.O.M.E. Inc., c/o Lucy Poulin, P.O. Box 10, Schoolhouse
Rd., Orland, ME 04472.
This obituary was provided by Jowdy Kane and Kane Funeral Home.