OBITUARY

Arthur Sidney Alquist III

November 12, 1948April 20, 2021
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Arthur S. Alquist III

Uncasville — Arthur S. Alquist III died April 20, 2021, at 3:15 p.m., after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease.

He was born Nov. 12, 1948, in Norwich to the late Arthur Jr. and Annabelle Alquist. He graduated from Montville High School in 1966. He then briefly attended the American International College in Springfield, Mass. and worked at Chesebrough-Ponds before working at Pfizer in Groton, in the process Development Lab retiring in 2003.

He married Patricia Krug June 26, 1982, and had two sons, Christopher Thomas Alquist born Aug. 11, 1983, and Adam David Alquist born Jan. 3, 1985.

He was an avid lover of sports, especially college basketball. He was a lifelong fan of the UConn Huskies. He went to most home games and some final four games. He was also an avid golfer and played on many courses here and in Florida. He also loved to bowl and was a proud member of the Pfizer bowling league, and after the Groton Senior league, a team that finished high in many tournaments. Arthur loved the outdoors, and loved to work on his property. Whether it was mowing his lawn or working in his vegetable garden during the growing season.

He will always be remembered as a friendly, outgoing man who loved and sacrificed for his family.

Arthur is survived by his loving wife and caretaker Patricia; his sons, Christopher and Adam; and his sister Sally Palmer of Milford, N.H. He is also predeceased by his brother Tom Alquist; and his mother Annabelle Alquist.

Donations can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association of your choice.

Calling hours will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 27, at Montville Funeral Home of Church and Allen, 52 Norwich New London Turnpike, Uncasville. A Funeral Home service will be held at 1 p.m. Burial will immediately follow at Union Cemetery. Please visit www.montvillefuneralhome.com to leave an online condolence for the Alquist family.

Services

  • Calling Hours / Visitation

    Tuesday, April 27, 2021

  • Funeral Home Service

    Tuesday, April 27, 2021

  • Burial

    Tuesday, April 27, 2021

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Pierre Fortin

April 26, 2021

Dear Adam , so sorry to hear of the loss your Dad . It would have great if we could have done the famous Mohegan Sun Sunday Breakfast buffet with my Dad a few years back. I am sure it would have been a fun time . I will see you tomorrow and pay my respects. Keep on jamming my fellow band mate.

Raschida and Tom Fortin

April 25, 2021

Dear Adam, we want to express our deepest condolences for the loss of your dad. Having experienced this recently ourselves, we know and feel your pain and the road that lies ahead. Stay strong, and know that this life is not all there is. Your dad's spirit soars joyfully, surrounded by light and love.

Love and peace to you and yours,
Raschida and Tom Fortin

Robert Wunsch

April 25, 2021

I worked with Butch for many years at Pfizer and also played softball and golf with him. He was kind enough in the late 1970's to let me live with him for a few months after I sold my house. He and his mom accepted me no questions asked. Although I haven't been in contact with Butch for a long time I still miss his company as we had a lot in common.
I will remember him as a good, kind, gentle man with a heart of gold. My condolences to his family and close friends. Peace, Love, and May God Bless you all.

Bob Wunsch
Groton

Suzanne Simon

April 22, 2021

Yes, indeed. Butch did love his sports. But on one Super Bowl night when I raced down to his house having had an accident with my sewing machine, he didn't hesitate for a second. He left his house full of Super Bowl buddies to drive me to the ER. That's a great brother-in-law if ever there was one. I believe Butch loved people and doing the right thing even more than sports. And, he was so well loved by many. RIP, dear Butch ❤

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