Arthur Rose, 62, of Mansfield, formerly of Attleboro, died at home on Jan. 10. He was the husband of Verna (Ratcliffe) Rose to whom he was married on Aug. 8, 1975.
Born in Attleboro on April 7, 1951, he was a son of John Rose of Mansfield and the late Getrude J. (Booth) Rose.
Mr. Rose worked many years at a steel mill in Mansfield, then he was a maintenance worker at the Norton Glen Apartments in Norton. He then was self-employed in the flooring/carpeting industry prior to his retirement in 2000.
He prided himself in talking to and helping others with C.O.P.D. (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) in an online chatroom.
Mr. Rose loved music, oldies and blues being his favorite. He also enjoyed '50s dancing and old cars, belonging to the Bristol County Street Rod Association. Most important to him was his grandchildren.
In addition to his wife of 39 years, Mr. Rose leaves two siblings, John and Susan Soldat, both of Norton and two grandchildren, Kevin Jason Donohue and Marissa Rose Donohue. He also leaves several nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was predeceased by his two daughters, Cynthia L. Rose and Jill Marie Rose.
Mr. Rose was the son-in-law of the late Dorothy C. Quigg, James T. Ratcliffe and William A. Quigg.
A graveside service was held on Jan. 14 in Spring Brook Cemetery in Mansfield. The Rev. Kelly Thibeault of the First Congregational Church in North Attleboro officiated.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Mr. Rose's name to the Hasbro Children's Hospital-Tomorrow Fund Clinic, 593 Eddy Street, Providence, RI 02903 or at tomorrowfund.org.
For additional information or to send the family a written expression of sympathy, please visit an online guestbook at dyer-lakefuneralhome.com.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Dyer-Lake Funeral Home, 161 Commonwealth Ave., Village of Attleboro Falls, North Attleboro, 508-695-0200.