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Arthur R. Crean
  • In lieu of flowers expressions of sympathy may be made in Arthur's memory to the Discalced Carmelite Nuns, 15 Mt. Carmel Rd., Danvers, MA 01923.

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SALEM- Mr. Arthur R. Crean, 93, of Salem, beloved husband of the late Anna T. (Coughlin) Crean, died unexpectedly, Tuesday, August 9, 2016 at his home.

Born in Salem, he was the son of the late Dennis and Margaret (Mulcahy) Crean. He was raised and educated in Salem, attending the Bowditch School and graduating from Salem High School in the Class of 1940.

Mr. Crean had been employed as a business clerk with The Turner Tanning Machinery Company, Peabody for many years where he was highly valued for his keen attention to detail and superb accuracy with numbers. At the time of his retirement he had been employed with the former Boston Safe and Trust Company where he employed the same skills. Arthur never forgot a number.

Arthur was a devout Catholic of deep faith and life-long communicant of St. James Church in Salem. Arthur was a kind and generous man who quietly and privately helped those in need.

In 1962, Arthur married Anna Coughlin, the love of his life. She was the "pretty girl" who sat in front of him in High School Home room for all four years. They shared 48 years of happy marriage. Arthur enjoyed their travels and both had a love of bargain shopping and dining out.

A lifelong resident of the City of Salem, Arthur lived his entire life in the house where he was born and raised. He will be deeply missed.

Arthur is survived by many nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews and extended family.

ARRANGEMENTS: His funeral will be held from The O'Donnell Funeral Home 46 Washington Sq., (At Salem Common) Salem, Monday, August 15th at 10:30 A.M. followed by his funeral Mass in the Chapel of St. James Church, Federal St., Salem at 11 A.M. Relatives and friends invited. Burial in St. Mary's Cemetery, Salem. Visiting hours prior to the service from 9 to 10:30 A.M. In lieu of flowers expressions of sympathy may be made in Arthur's memory to the Discalced Carmelite Nuns, 15 Mt. Carmel Rd., Danvers, MA 01923. To share a memory or offer a condolence, please visit