OBITUARY

Arthur "Art" George Varanelli

December 6, 1946January 25, 2019
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Arthur “Art” George Varanelli, age72, passed away on January 25, 2019 at the VA Medical Center-Brockton Campus, due to complications from Agent Orange obtained during his service in Vietnam.

Art was born in Yonkers, NY, on December 6, 1946. As an army brat, he lived most of his childhood in Maine. Art voluntarily entered into the United States Army in November of 1968 and discharged in June of 1970. Art was awarded the Bronze Star Medal for his service to our country. He was very proud of his military service which unfortunately caused him to be 100% disabled. Art studied physics at the University of Maine where he earned his Bachelor of Science Degree and ultimately met his wife Carole with whom he shared 47 years of marriage. After marrying on September 4, 1971, Carole and Art spent most of their married life in New Hampshire. In 2009, after the passing of his father-in-law, Carole and Art moved to Cape Cod where they have made their home ever since.

Art will be most remembered for his brilliance in physics, as a thinker and creator, and most importantly as a loving and caring husband, father and grandfather. For over 30 years, Art worked at Raytheon, at various locations, as an Environmental, Health, and Safety Manager.

When not working or spending time with his daughters, Art had a passion for showing and breeding his beloved Bulldog puppies, including his Grand Champion, Noah’s Ark Moby Dick. In addition, Art enjoyed collecting and repairing pocket watches and old clocks, and vacuum tube radios.

In addition to his wife Carole Lynn (Cathcart) Varanelli, survivors include his two daughters. Sara Marie Wild (her husband Geoffrey) of Milford, MA and their children Lilli and twins Olive and Penny; the three granddaughters lovingly referred to Art as Grampa Art. And by Heather Lynn Varanelli of Townsend, GA and her children Maria Tasciotti and Anthony “Tony” Varanelli both of whom devotedly referred to Art as Popi. While Art wasn’t much of a social butterfly, he is also survived by his close special friends and his loving pet including his dogs Lilly, Java, Violet Pearl, Georgia Peach and Moby Dick along with his cats Imax and Isis.

A graveside service of ashes will be held on Friday, February 15, 2019 at 11:15 at the Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne, MA with a Celebration of Life to follow in Falmouth, MA. All are welcome to attend. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations may be made to UNICEF or Boston Children’s Hospital. For online tributes and condolences, please visit www.doanebealames.com.

Services

15 February

Committal Service with Military Honors

11:15 am

Massachusetts National Cemetery

Connery Ave
Bourne, Massachusetts 02665

A Celebration of Life in Falmouth will follow the service at the National Cemetery.
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Arthur "Art" George Varanelli

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Earl Higgins

February 15, 2019

So sorry for your loss. Arthur was one one of my best friends in High school. We corresponded during all his cancer treatments, as I had Leukemia at the same time. Hope he is in a better place . Hart felt condolences to all his friends and family.

Donna & Greg Lapsley

February 2, 2019

Carole. What a Wonderful tribute to your Beloved Husband. Taken much too early. The pictures show a Wonderful Family man with love all around. Beautiful Family and Grandchildren. All your animals. Now I understand that you were involved in showing your Bulldog. There are no words to offer you, except There'll Be good days and bad..But lean on your kids. Enjoy those Grandbabies. It’s easy to isolate yourself.. This is a Journey that Art will be on with you .. He’ll send you signs. Look for Cardinals Again, if we can help in anyway. Please do not hesitate to let us know. Sending Positive Thoughts Energy and Prayers to comfort you on this Difficult Journey ❤️💫🙏. Does not seem possible we Graduated from LSRHS in 1966. 53 years!!! WOW.

Terry Kessell

January 31, 2019

I met Arthur and Carole through my late husband who adored both of of them. Terry and Art would joke and talk for hours because they had been through some of the same things in life. When Terry died Art and Carole were very supportive and any time any issues arrived and I called Art always had a listening ear and ended up making me laugh. I will miss his calming voice and harty laughter. I vow to be as supportive as I can to his family as he was to me. My love and prayers to Carole and the family. Love, Terry

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