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“Marcia I'm not sure if you remember me but I worked for Dr Spitz. I am so very sorry to hear of Arthur's passing. I have thought of you both often...Read More »
1 of 10 | Posted by: Patti Dickson - Norwood, MA

“He was a great humanitarian.My condolences to the Gearty family. ”
2 of 10 | Posted by: Mark Wallace,Islington - Student

“Mr. Gearty was my 6th grade teacher at the Islington School in 1971. He was the kindest teacher I ever had. My prayers go out to the family at this...Read More »
3 of 10 | Posted by: Laurie Colwell - Student

“Farewell Jim Indiana, with fond memory of the Colonials days. Best wishes to Marcia and family.z qu9 ”
4 of 10 | Posted by: John OMalley - Needham, MA

“Arthur will be greatly missed by his extended family whocherished him and comforted him during his demise. Crowds of schoolchildren and their...Read More »
5 of 10 | Posted by: Betty Breen - Falmouth, MA

“Our Uncle Arthur was a kind , gentle man who was loved by many. His love for his family was so wonderful to see and it extended beyond to his...Read More »
6 of 10 | Posted by: Eileen Gagnon - Hudson, NH

“Mr. Gearty,Sir, I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country when you served with the USCG during the Korean War...Read More »
7 of 10 | Posted by: Mike Casey

“What a gentle man and a gentleman. Uncle Arthur was so good to my mother and so supportive to all of the O’Neils. Our thoughts, prayers and...Read More »
8 of 10 | Posted by: Mark O’Neil - Family

“Marcia and family, Arthur was such a gentleman, Thoughts and prayers with you and yours Harry and Pat Aaron ”
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“Mr. Gearty was my 6th grade teacher at Pond Plain School (now the Sheehan School). He was, without a doubt, the best grade school teacher I could...Read More »
10 of 10 | Posted by: Curt Bigelow - Orlando, FL

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GEARTY, Arthur W., a kind and humble man of Norwood, formerly of Westwood, passed away peacefully at home on September 14, 2020, surrounded by his loving family. He was the son of George and Annette (Surrette) Gearty, who, along with eight of his siblings, predeceased him. Arthur was the beloved husband of 60 years of Marcia J. (Feeney); the loving and cherished father of Timothy (Lucy) of Norwood; Julie O'Neill (David Vail) of Milton; Thomas (Leah Forrest) of Medford; and Susan Vail (Richard) of Norwood; and the adored grandfather of William Gearty; Claire and Mary O'Neill; Charlotte Gearty; and Jake and Sarah Vail. Arthur was the dear brother of Joanne Gillis of Norwood and the much loved uncle of many nieces and nephews. Arthur served in the Coast Guard during the Korean Conflict and was a graduate of Boston College and Bridgewater State College. He was a dedicated educator in the Westwood public schools for many years, a life member of the Knights of Columbus, and an avid golfer and bowler. Due to the pandemic, services will be private. The family will honor Arthur with the celebration that his life deserves when it is safe to do so. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Arthur's name to the Circle of Hope Foundation, P.O. Box 421, Norwood, MA 02062.