BURRILLVILLE - Arthur F. St. Pierre, Jr., 85, resident of Burrillville, passed away on July 20, 2012 at the Landmark Medical Center in Woonsocket. Born in Oakland, he was the son of the late Arthur F. and Eva C. (Rondeau) St. Pierre, Sr.
Arthur had served in World War II as a U.S. Merchant Massinger for 3 years in the European and North Atlantic and Pacific War Zones. He later served for 2 years in the U.S. 8th Army in the occupation of Japan as a T-4 Sergeant as a truck mechanic in the Ordence Department. He was also a Hot Shell man and Boiler Tender in the engine rooms on merchant ships.
In Arthur's later years, he worked for several years for First National Stores, Almacs Food Chain Stores as their truck mechanic, in addition to working 15 years as a truck mechanic for Gulf Oil Corporation in East Providence. Arthur had also worked 15 years for Zambarano Hospital on Wallum Lake Road, as a Senior Maintenance Mechanic, retiring in December in 1987.
Arthur was a member of the Pascoag VFW Local #1023 for several years.
He is survived by his wife Shirley C. St. Pierre of 17 year whom Arthur considers to be a Gold Star Mother for losing two sons in the Vietnam War; son Michael F. St. Pierre of Harrisville and daughter Renee A. Rooney of North Providence. Arthur is also survived by 5 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren and step-daughter Michelle Auclair.
He was preceded in death by his late wife Norma A. (Gagne) St. Pierre in 1993.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Wednesday at 10AM in Our Lady of Good Help Church in Mapleville. Burial to follow at St. Patricks Cemetery in Pascoag. Out of respect for the family, calling hours and flowers have been omitted.
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