West Brookfield - Arthur M. LaMay, 85, of West Brookfield died on Sunday, February 28, 2021, at Quaboag Rehabilitation and Skilled Care Center.
He leaves his son, Bruce R. LaMay and his wife Sandra of Warren; two grandsons, Bruce LaMay, Jr. and Matthew LaMay and his fiancé Sabrina Fowler, and one great-grandson, Matthew, Jr.; his sister, Margaret Henrichon and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife of 62 years, Doris M. (Gratton) LaMay in 2019. He was born in Ware, son of the late Henry and Elsie (Capper) LaMay.
Mr. LaMay is a United States Army Veteran of the Vietnam War.
He worked as a printing press and coating machine operator at Ludlow Specialty Paper Company for 36 years from 1962 to 1998. He served as President of the Union Local 708 for 6 years from 1970 to 1976. As an operator, he was instrumental in the production of the Polaroid Film products and was a key employee in the expansion of what was the chart department in the late 1970’s.
Arthur was quiet by nature, and enjoyed woodworking, crafting birds and flowers. He also liked to work on cars and kept his garage organized and immaculate. Along with Doris, they enjoyed traveling to the local casinos to try their luck.
He was a former member of the First Congregational Church of West Brookfield.
A Graveside Service with Military Honors will be held in Pine Grove Cemetery in West Brookfield in the spring. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the First Congregational Church of West Brookfield, P.O. Box 371, West Brookfield, MA 01585.
Varnum Funeral Home, Inc., 43 East Main St., in West Brookfield is assisting his family with arrangements.
An online guest book is available at varnumfuneralhome.com
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