Arthur Art B Joseph Belanger

July 16, 1923August 5, 2011

Arthur J. Belanger, “Art B”, age 88, of Swansea died August 5, 2011. He was the husband of Mary C. (Schneider) Belanger for the past 64 years.

Born in Bristol, RI, the son of the late Paul H. and Leontine (Moison) Belanger he spent his youth in Bristol, lived in Fall River for several years and moved to Swansea permanently 25 years ago after having summered there at his family home, “Friendship Cottage” for many years. Mr. Belanger worked for the United States Post Office in Fall River for over 20 years, retiring in 1985. He also worked at the former Firestone Tire and Rubber in Fall River.

A disabled veteran, he served in the United States Navy during World War II aboard the USS Iowa, USS Lagrange and USS Courage and was the recipient of the American Area, Asiatic-Pacific and European African Middle Eastern Ribbons and the World War II Victory Medal. He was a member of the American Legion Post 0314 in Fall River for over 60 years.

A man of many talents, his skillful hands were always in motion – carpentry, stonework, – whatever was needed by his family or friends.

Surviving in addition to his wife: two sons Russell A. and his wife Anne Belanger of Pensacola Beach, FL, Kenneth F. Belanger and his wife Beverly of Houston, TX, one daughter: Sheila Belanger of Bristol, RI, three grandchildren: Eric and his wife Patty, Kellan, and Marisa, and his great grandson Drew; son of Eric and Patty.

His funeral will be Wednesday, August 10, 2011 at 9AM from the WARING-SULLIVAN HOME OF MEMORIAL TRIBUTE at BIRCHCREST, 189 Gardners Neck Rd. Swansea with a funeral mass at 10AM in St. Francis of Assisi Church, 530 Gardners Neck Rd. Swansea. Visiting hours Tuesday 4-7 PM. Burial will be private. Contributions in Arthur’s name may be made to: “Bristol County Elks, East Bay Cares”, 1 Constitution Street, Bristol, RI 02809.



  • Funeral Mass Wednesday, August 10, 2011
  • Visitation Tuesday, August 9, 2011


  • Burial

Arthur Art B Joseph Belanger

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Diane DePasquale

August 13, 2011

From all of the Staff on N-3 and at the Rhode Island Veterans Home,
Very sorry for your loss. We already miss your dad's stubborn yet passionate ways. He certainly had some words of wisdom along the way. Our thoughts are with you, Sincerely N-3

Kate Nestor

August 11, 2011

To the whole Belanger family,

I met Arthur several times in the past few times at different parties and gatherings because i am Karen O'Riordan's daughter. He was a great man,always with a smile on his face. I know this isn't easy, I have lost three loved ones in the past year. Just know he is watching over all of you all the time in Heaven. I hope you find comfort in this time of sorrow.

Kelly Family

August 11, 2011

Had the chance to meet Arthur several times; enjoyed everything about him and all of the great stories Ken told me about him; he was a great man and someone that will be missed by all - we are thinking and praying for the family and know that your memories will help get through the pain - we love you guys

Tony Levinson

August 11, 2011

Kenny, Bev and Kellan

Pam, Claire, Jason and I want to send you and your family our deepest condolences on Arthur's passing.

We have not called remembering how busy things get making arrangements and being there for your Mom.

Arthur served his country and made a long great life. He leaves this world with a great legacy in you, your brother and sister not to mention the grandchildren.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the Belanger and extended families as you celebrate Arthur’s life and care for your Mom in this time of need.

The Levinsons

August 11, 2011

A great man
Already missed but never forgotten.
Simply put,thank you for being my popa
I love you

David Beyer

August 10, 2011

Ken, Bev and Kellen

We never met your dad, but can only guess how much fun you had with him throughout your lifetime. We know this is a difficult time for all of you and we will keep you in our prayers.
Love Anne and David Beyer

August 10, 2011

Ken,Bev and Kellan,Whatsoever soothes your spirit,comforts your soul,and brings you peace.We pray that you find these things during this difficult time.You have our deepest sympathy.The Garde Family

Cita Breitenwischer

August 10, 2011

Dear Ken, Bev, Kellan and family,
I'm so sorry to learn of the loss of your Arthur. He was quite a character and I enjoyed meeting him on our visits to your home. The photo tribute was wonderful and really shows what a rich life he led, surrounded by loving family. I know he will be sorely missed. Love, Cita

August 10, 2011

Dear Ken, Beverly and family, We were so sad to hear of Arthur's passing. The photos posted were a wonderful tribute to the love you all shared. Thank you for sharing that love. Wishing you all comfort and peace. Love, Edie & John
Go Sox!

The Ross Family

August 10, 2011

Ken and Beverly, We are so sorry for your loss. The wonderful photos showed that Arthur had a great, happy life, surrounded by family and friends. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Love, Rhett and Peyton