Obituary of Arthur A. Spinney

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ARTHUR A. SPINNEY - of Woburn, Wednesday, September 20th, at seventy-four years of age. Dear son of the late Herbert L. and Helen M. (Burke) Spinney. Loving brother of the late Herbert and Norman Spinney and Eva Moschella. Cherished uncle to Annette Moschella of Woburn, Anthony Moschella, his wife Deborah, Eva Minichiello, her husband Robert and Edna Mahoney all of Florida, Leesa Bleicken, her husband Craig of Cohasset and many loving great-nieces and nephews. A Funeral Mass will be held in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn on Friday, September 29th, at 10 a.m. Interment in Woodbrook Cemetery. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to call at Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, from 8:30 a.m to 9:30 a.m prior to the Mass. Donations may be made in Arthur's honor to the St. Charles Organ Fund, 280 Main Street, Woburn, MA 01801.

OBITUARY;

Arthur Anthony Spinney, passed away unexpectedly at his home inthe South End of Woburn on Wednesday, September 20th at seventy four years of age. Arthur was the son of the late Herbert L. and Helen M. (Burke) Spinney and his three siblings, the late Herbert and Norman Spinney and Eva Moschella.

Born in South Boston, Arthur attended Dorchester Public Schools, graduating from Dorchester High School. In 1961, he proudly enlisted in the United States Army where he was stationed in Germany. He was overseas for a year and had the opportunity to travel and see the world. Arthur traveled to many places throughout his life including parts of Europe, Arizona, California and other parts of the Country including Hawaii.

Arthur was a very talented and creativel. Throughout his youth he played the piano and had always shared his passion for music over the years. A very cultured gentleman, Arthur always enjoyed plays, theatre, ballets, often visiting the different museums and enjoying all that they had to offer.

Cooking was a big part of Arthurís life. He was self taught and was phenomenal at it. Arthurís specialty was baking and his lemon meringue pie and carrot cake. They were without a doubt, the BEST! Arthur worked as a chef for the Rossmore House in Los Angeles until 1985. Afterwards, he took up different positions as a cook at different neighborhood restaurants, until he could no longer physically do it anymore.

After traveling the world, Arthur returned to home to MA and wound up settling in Woburn, where he remained for twenty-two years. Family was very near and dear to Arthur and all holidays, celebrations and events were spent together. Arthur who always enjoyed the holidays, cooked up a delightful dinner on Christmas and Thanksgiving, which gave him great joy. Halloween was an all time favorite holiday of Arthur's, attending the parades, and taking part in the neighborhood activities and festivities, dressed as a different character each year..

A man of solid faith, Arthur was a loyal member of St. Charles Parish attending Mass every Sunday. Arthur was a caring individual and a very kind and sweet soul, who throughout the years was able to make anyone laugh.

Arthur is lovingly survived by his niece and nephews Annette Moschella of Woburn, Anthony Moschella, his wife Deborah, Eva Minichiello, her husband Robert and Edna Mahoney all of Florida, Leesa Bleicken, her husband Craig of Cohasset and many loving great-nieces and nephews. A Funeral Mass will be held in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn on Friday, September 29th, at 10 a.m. Interment in Woodbrook Cemetery. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to call at Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, from 8:30 a.m to 9:30 a.m prior to the Mass. Donations may be made in Arthur's honor to the St. Charles Organ Fund, 280 Main Street, Woburn, MA 01801.