Arthur W. Doty
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Arthur W. Doty 100, died September 8, 2021 at the New Hampshire Veterans Home. He was born July 8, 1921, in New Orleans, LA. Son of a career Navy Chief, Arthur lived in many places growing up including China, the Philippines, various other locations in the south Pacific and numerous locations within the US.
He enlisted in the Army in 1940 where he served in the 21ST Reconnaissance Troop / AMERICAL Division as a Radio Operator and Medic. He served for 43 months on active duty during WWII in the Pacific Theater. He was discharged as a tech 4/sergeant. He saw action at Guadalcanal, the Philippines, Solomon Islands, New Caledonia, the Fiji Islands as well as other islands in the Pacific during the war, receiving numerous decorations and citations to include the American Defense Service Medal, The Asiatic Pacific Theater campaign ribbon and Philippine Liberation Ribbon as well as the Bronze Star resulting from numerous reconnaissance missions behind enemy lines.
After his military service and discharge, he returned home on October 28, 1945. He married Catherine Nee of South Boston and Winthrop. They had 8 children and were married 65 years before Catherine's death in 2010. He was employed by the Massachusetts Department of Corrections for 28 years and would retire as a Deputy Warden. Arthur was a fitness enthusiast his entire life.
After retirement, the couple resided in the Lancaster, Jefferson and Henniker, NH townships.
Survivors include four children: Robert G. Doty and his wife Louise of Quincy, MA, Catherine Doty of Whitefield, NH, and Theresa Reynolds and husband Robert of Dalton, NH, and Vincent Doty of Florida, eleven grandchildren, numerous great grandchildren and nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his parents Albert and Martha (Traitler) Doty, wife Catherine and four children, Arthur W. Doty, Jr., Richard C. Doty, Stephen P. Doty and Regina M. Corrigan and his sister Martha Doty.
A Celebration of Life will be held at the Bailey Funeral Home 210 Main St. Lancaster, NH from 11 AM to1PM on 25 September 2021. Burial will follow at Hillside Cemetery in Jefferson.
A very special thank you to the staff and residents of the Veterans Home in Tilton, NH for their dedication, kindness and unwavering support of our father and all veterans.
Donations in Arthur's memory made be made to The Norris Cotton Cancer Center /The Prouty Fund either by the link below or by check to: https://www.dartmouth-hitchcock.org/donate/norris-cotton-cancer-center The Prouty Fund, Fund ID# 24954, Office of Development and Alumni Relations, Dartmouth-Hitchcock, 1 Medical Center Dr. HB7070, Lebanon, NH 03756.
For more information or to send an online condolence go to www.baileyfh.net.