Arnold D. Tripp, 96, Westport


Arnold D. Tripp, 96, of Westport, died peacefully on Friday, May 12, 2017. He was the beloved husband of Patricia H. (Furlan) Tripp. They were married for over 70 years.

Born March 9, 1921, in Lakeville, Mass., he was son of the late Elmer and Fannie (Sisson) Tripp.  A veteran of World War II, he proudly served his country in the United States Navy, as quartermaster of PT-563 Squadron 29. He was wounded in the Mediterranean and was the recipient of the Purple Heart.  

Prior to retirement, he was a chief chemist for Goodyear Tire & Rubber in New Bedford for 40 years.  Mr. Tripp served on the Board of Directors for the Westport River Watershed Alliance and the Westport Fishermen's Association. He was also a member of the Noquochoke Lodge A.F. & A.M. He loved to garden and work out in the yard with his grandchildren, and he loved to go lobstering and quahogging on the river. He cherished his time with his family.

Including his wife, survivors include a daughter, Rebecca M. Tripp of Westport; three sons, Daniel D. Tripp and his wife, Pamela, of Westport, Andrew F. Tripp of Westport and Steven H. Tripp and his wife, Dawn, of Westport; a daughter-in-law, Jacqueline Tripp of Dartmouth; 14 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren, two great great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.

He was the father of the late Thomas A. Tripp and brother of the late Ivan Tripp, Roger Tripp, Russell Tripp, Evelyn Wotton and Louise Gurney.

Graveside service, to which relatives and friends are invited, will be Wednesday, May 17, at Beech Grove Cemetery, Westport at 11 a.m.. Calling hours are respectfully omitted.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to: Westport River Watershed Alliance (WRWA), P.O. Box 3427, Westport, MA 02790 or Westport Fishermen's Association (WFA), P.O. Box 83 Westport Point, MA 02791.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Potter Funeral Home, 81 Reed Rd., Westport.

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