Windham, NH — Arthur E. Park, 82, of Windham, N.H., passed away at Holy Family Hospital on Thursday, June 19, 2014. Born on September 1, 1931, he was the son of the late Hugh and Elizabeth Park. Arthur was a graduate of Edward F. Searles High School in Methuen, Class of 1951. After high school, Arthur served in the United States Air Force until 1957. While in the Air Force, Arthur enjoyed buying and selling automobiles in his spare time, which became his passion.
In 1959, he became an automobile dealer for Volkswagon Cars in Salem, N.H. In 1962, the dealership then moved to Lawrence, Mass., and he subsequently became a dealer for Porsche and Audi. In 2000, he sold his A.E. Park Corp. business and retired.
Arthur was an avid fly fisherman, and he and his wife traveled extensively.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 56 years, Phyllis E. (Bramhall); sons, Douglas A. Park of Windham, Arthur E. Park Jr. and his wife, Lisa, of Greenwood, Maine; sister, Ruth Welsh and husband, Bill, of Mystic, Conn.; sister-in-law, Joan Park of Sandown, N.H.; and many nieces and nephews. Arthur was predeceased by his brother, John.
ARRANGEMENTS: Friends and relatives are invited to call on Wednesday, June 25, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Charles Dewhirst Funeral Home, 80 Broadway, Methuen. A funeral service will immediately follow in the funeral home chapel at 1 p.m.
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