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O'BRIEN, Arthur G., of Randolph, formerly of Dorchester, passed away peacefully on August 20, 2017, surrounded by his loving family, at the age of 98. Born in Dedham, Arthur graduated from Boston English High School, Class of 1937, where he was an outstanding athlete. He was a member of the track team for all 4 years and played on the football team for 2 years. In 1994 he was inducted into the English High School Athletic Hall of Fame. He continued his education at Bentley College of Finance. In 1943 he enlisted in the U.S. Army and was a Combat Infantry Man with the 3rd Division that was involved with the beachhead invasion of Anzio during WWII. During this time, Arthur was wounded in action and for his service he was awarded the Purple Heart and the Combat Infantry Men痴 Badge. For over 40 years, he was employed with the Boston Gas Co., where he retired as a Credit Manager in 1978. In 1970 he became a U.S.A. and Massachusetts Certified Track and Field Official. He specialized in all throws, including the javelin, discus, shot-put and hammer throw and also certifying the legality of each implement. He was involved in all major college and high school track and field events, which he officiated at for over 40 years. In 1972 he competed in the Nationwide Senior Olympics at Brown University and won medals in the 10K road race, 100 meter run, shot-put and discus throw. In 1984 Arthur was appointed the Head Field Judge for the Men痴 Hammer Throw and officiated the Shot-Put during the Olympics in Los Angeles, CA. Arthur was the husband of the late Rita J. (Pousont) O達rien. Loving father of Carol Gage and her late husband James of Westwood, Arthur O達rien and his wife Jo-Ann of East Bridgewater, Richard O達rien and his wife Lorraine of Quincy and Judith Smith and her late husband Steven of Hawaii. Brother of the late Richard O達rien, John O達rien, Eleanor Shute and Marion O達rien. Also survived by 6 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Reposing at the Cartwright Funeral Home, 419 No. Main St. (Rt. 28) Randolph, until 9:00 AM on Friday, August 25th, followed by a Funeral Mass at 10:00 AM in St. Mary Church, 211 No. Main St., Randolph. Visiting hours Thursday, August 24th, from 4:00 8:00 PM. Burial in St. Mary Cemetery, Randolph. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in his name to Compassionate Care Hospice, 800 West Cummings Park, Suite 3100, Woburn, MA 01801.

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