Arthur J. ‘Artie’ Cossette

June 18, 2015

Arthur J. ‘Artie’ Cossette
U.S. Veteran

US Navy

ARTHUR J. “ARTIE” COSSETTE – of Woburn, Thursday, June 18th. Devoted father of Robyn Garrett and her husband Greg of NC, John D. Cossette of CT, David A. Cossette of Woburn, and Stephanie Vogel and her husband Michael of Winchendon. Dear brother of Raymond O’Keefe of Roslindale, Fred Cossette of North Attleboro, Richard Cossette of Plainville, Patricia Gillis of Millis, and the late David Cossette. Cherished grandfather of Shayne Cossette and his wife Lisa, Brieyiah Cossette and Christian, Caleb, and Kyle Vogel, and great-grandfather of Eva Cossette. Beloved best friend of Mike and Denise Sweeney of Sharon. Funeral from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn on Saturday, June 27th at 9:15 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn at 10. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to call at the Funeral Home on Friday, June 26th from 4 to 8 p.m. Interment is private. Remembrances may be made in Artie’s memory to Boston Children’s Hospital Trust, 401 Park Drive, Suite 602, Boston, MA 02215.

OBITUARY:

Arthur J. “Artie” Cossette passed away Thursday, June 18th at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. The beloved son of the late Joseph A. and Edna (Cayer) Cossette, he was seventy-six years of age.

Born at home in Somerville, “Artie,” as he was affectionately known, was raised in Roxbury for a short time before his family moved to Roslindale. He attended Boston Trade High School and graduated with the Class of 1956. Following high school, Artie enlisted in the United States Navy during peacetime, where he served as a Seaman Apprentice. Upon returning home, Artie secured a job as a truck driver. As a member of Teamsters, Local 25 Artie secured a position with McLean Trucking where he remained until his retirement in the early 1990’s.

Artie moved to Woburn in 1973 and made his family’s home in the South End of the city. Having two sons and two daughters, his life was full and they were his world! As a family they enjoyed camping every year, going to Sebago Lake in Maine and also various places throughout New Hampshire. A jokester at heart, Artie would take any opportunity he could to “scare the daylights” out of family and friends. From behind, beside and around the corner, if he could scare you, he would!

Always up for a good time and lots of fun, Artie even in his earlier years was a member of the group “Blue Tones” which played around the Boston area for a good number of years, he as the drummer. He also loved motorcycles, and cherished many hours deep sea fishing with his sons. Artie was a former member of the Elks and a current member of the Irish American Club, where he had many, many friends.

Artie was very close to his sons, and David moved home to take care of him. Their favorite day was “Taco Tuesdays” when David would cook a delicious Mexican feast with all natural ingredients, the best!

A very thoughtful, friendly, and outgoing gentleman, Artie was truly a man who was loved by all who had the pleasure of sharing life with him. He will be missed.

In addition to his parents, Artie was predeceased by his brother, David Cossette.

He is lovingly survived by his children, Robyn Garrett and her husband Greg of NC, John D. Cossette of CT, David A. Cossette of Woburn, and Stephanie Vogel and her husband Michael of Winchendon; his siblings, Raymond O’Keefe of Roslindale, Fred Cossette of North Attleboro, Richard Cossette of Plainville, Patricia Gillis of Millis; his grandchildren, Shayne Cossette and his wife Lisa, Brieyiah Cossette and Christian, Caleb, and Kyle Vogel; his great-granddaughter, Eva Cossette; and his best friends, Mike and Denise Sweeney of Sharon.

Funeral from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn on Saturday, June 27th at 9:15 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn at 10. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to call at the Funeral Home on Friday, June 26th from 4 to 8 p.m. Interment is private. Remembrances may be made in Artie’s memory to Boston Children’s Hospital Trust, 401 Park Drive, Suite 602, Boston, MA 02215.

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  1. So sorry for your loss Cossette family.
    Sending thoughts and prayers to all.

    Bonnie Burke (Gonsalves)

  2. Your father was like an uncle to me. I have only fond memories. He will be greatly missed. With much love and prayers, I keep all of you and him in my heart and thoughts.
    Michael E. Sweeney, Jr.

  3. Dave,

    We are so sorry to hear about your Dad. Thoughts and Prayers are with you and your family.

    Linda & Freddie Johnson

  4. Cossette family. I am sorry for your loss. Your Dad Artie was a great guy. I saw him all the time down Ollies and got to know him a little better. Take care

    Timothy Gannon

  5. Dave & Family,
    I am so sorry about the loss of your Dad. Your in my thoughts & prayers at this difficult time .
    My deepest sympathy,
    Patty Andersen

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