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Arthur Edward Pothier died on July 19, 2016, in Burlington, Massachusetts, due to a prolonged illness. He was 72.
Mr. Pothier was born on October 28, 1943, in Lowell Mass., to his late parents, Edward and Jeanette Pothier. He resided in Rockport, Mass. at the time of his passing. Mr. Pothier worked as a manufacturer in Lawrence, Mass., at Crown Cork and Seal Company.
Mr. Pothier was a volunteer at the Cape Ann Food Pantry, and received the Helen Muise Award for his services. Mr. Pothier often provided transportation to friends from the Rose Baker Senior Center in Gloucester whenever needed. He volunteered his time serving holiday dinners at Gloucester American Legion Post #3. He also enjoyed playing at cribbage tournaments at the senior center, shooting pool, cheering for his favorite sports teams, and fishing. These were some of his favorite past times.
Mr. Pothier was affiliated with Alcoholics Anonymous. As a friend of Bill W., he sponsored many people in their quest for sobriety. No distance was too far for him to share a story at a commitment, such as prison or outreach programs. He lived by quotes like “live and let live” and “one day at a time." He was a kind, gentle, humble man who was a friend to all. He never met a person he did not like.
Mr. Pothier is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Donna and Rodney Cooper of Bowling Green, Ky., daughter, Michelle Pothier and longtime partner, Duncan Wilson of Haverhill; former-wife, Linda Pothier of Andover; grandchildren, Nicole and Matthew Jacklin, Ashley Cooper of Bowling Green, Ky., and Brandon Wilson of Haverhill; and great-grandchildren, Jaden and Kinsley Moyers of Bowling Green, Ky. Mr. Pothier will reunite in heaven with his granddaughter, Jessica Wilson. Mr. Pothier’s faith, and his love for God, were important to him.
Arthur’s Memorial Service will be held on Tuesday, July 26, 2016, at 3 p.m., at the Pike-Newhall Funeral Home, 61 Middle St., Gloucester.
Donations can be made in Arthur E. Pothier’s memory to the Rose Baker Senior Center of Gloucester, Rockport Senior Center, or the First Baptist Church in Gloucester Community Thanksgiving Dinner. For online condolences and register book, please visit www.pikenewhall.com.
Published on  July 23, 2016
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