Obituary of Arthur R. Lemire
Arthur R. Lemire, 74, of Belchertown, MA passed away May 13, 2023, at Mercy Medical Center in Springfield, MA, with loving family by his side. He was born on July 15, 1948, in Holyoke, MA to Wilfred Lemire and Rose (Rodrigues) Lemire Vignato. Arthur was raised in Belchertown and has lived in Belchertown since 1953. He served his country in the US Army during the Vietnam Era and graduated from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. He was a lifetime member of the American Legion and the Ludlow Elks and Sebastian, FL Elks. He was also a member of the Granby Preservation Society, Belchertown Historical Society and Tunnel to Towers. Art worked most of his life in home construction and was a member of the Home of Builders Association of MA. He will be deeply missed by his wife, Diane (Gaj) Lemire of 52 years, sisters, Roseann Antaya (Ray) of Ludlow, Pauline Fillion (Ed) of Ludlow, brothers, Wil (Jane) of GA, Joe (Dolly) of Granby. He also leaves sister-in-laws Gail Holt (Fred) of Belchertown, Phyllis Horoszewski of Chicopee, Richard Gaj (Cyndy) of Granby, Peter Gaj (Robyn) of Granby, David Gaj of W. Springfield. He will be missed by numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Art loved old cars, SSR'S car shows, golfing and the beach. Art was a great husband, son, brother, brother-in-law, uncle, mentor and friend. Always willing to help others in need, even strangers. So take time to help others and give your loved ones hugs and kisses. In his memory, donations may be made to Shriners Hospital, Springfield, MA. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Beers & Story Belchertown Funeral Home was entrusted with the arrangements.