Mr. Arthur J. O’Leary, III, age 62, of 360 W. Housatonic St. Pittsfield, formerly of Agawam, MA, died Monday at his home following a brief illness. He was born at Mercy Hospital in Springfield, July 18, 1958, the son of the late Arthur J. Leary, II and Joan McIntyre Leary. Educated in the local schools, Art was awarded his baccalaureate degree from Westfield State University in 1998.
Following his U.S. Navy service, he was employed as a security officer at Westfield State University, retiring in 2015.
He and Carol loved to vacation throughout Maine. A member of the Naturalist Club of Springfield, he was an avid hiker. He was proud of completing his hike up Mt. Washington in New Hampshire and he also enjoyed hiking Noble View in Russell, MA and along many sections of the Appalachian Trail.
He is survived by his wife of 25 years, the former Carol J. Eagan. In addition to Carol, he leaves his three step-sons, Jason Mutti, Drew Reeves and Joseph Kroll, and his four sisters, Martha Trevallion, Patricia Steuer, Joan Hawley and Kate Gourde.
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