2008-04-03 / Obituaries

George R. Arnold, 83

George Raymond Arnold, 83, of Carr Lane, died Friday, March 28, 2008 at home.

Born on Jamestown at Beavertail, a son of the late Alfred and Agnes T. (Washington) Arnold, he was the last surviving member of the Jamestown Arnolds.

He was a U.S. Army veteran serving in WWII with the 118th infantry Regiment Company "K" and was involved in several raids and battles in Northern France, Rhineland and Ardennes.

He was employed by the State of Rhode Island Department of Transportation for 40 years, and he also worked as a caddy at the Beavertail golf course, was a porter at the Bay Voyage as a young man and worked as a bartender for Manny's Tavern.

He was an avid card and shuffle board player.

He leaves many nieces and nephews. He was the brother of the late June Burns, Alice Minus, Howard, Earl and Leon Arnold.

Relatives and friends are invited to visiting hours, which will be held tomorrow, Friday, April 4, from 5 to 8 p.m. in the Fagan- Quinn Funeral Home, 825 Boston Neck Rd., North Kingstown. His funeral and burial will be private.

The Arnold-Zweir American Legion Post 22 was named after George's brother Howard Arnold, who was the first Jamestown resident killed in WWII. Memorial donations to the Post, PO Box 41, Jamestown, RI 02835 will be appreciated.

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