James “Jimmy” Jay Arlock, Jr. of East Bridgewater, MA passed away late February 13, 2020 at the age of 69. Born and raised in Allston, MA he proudly defended his country while in the U.S. Army and protected his family just as fiercely. To say he was a good man is not enough. Although he could be hot headed and more stubborn than a bull, he was the first one to offer a helping hand to someone in need. An avid fan of the Three Stooges, James Bond and Star Trek, he worked for the MBTA before driving a concrete truck for Aggregate Industries (formerly Bardon Trimount) and was a proud member of the Teamsters.
However you knew him – Uncle Jimmy, Grandpa, Dad, Husband, Friend (and even Papa Smurf to some) – you knew he had a heart of gold and loved with every bit of it.
Jimmy was born on December 24, 1950 and was predeceased by his wife Kathleen F. Arlock. He was a loving father to Dana Viverito of East Bridgewater, MA and Stacy Arlock-Rousseau along with her husband Christopher Rousseau of Randolph, MA, an extremely proud and devoted grandfather to Morgan, Nicole and Joel Rousseau of Randolph, MA; a dear brother to Janice Gray along with her husband Timothy Gray of Springfield, MA, Michael Arlock of Boston, MA and the late Judith DiRuzza of Revere, MA. Loving uncle to Mary (Theresa) North-Hayes, Joseph (Joey) North, Leslie North, Emma Cannellos, Timothy (TJ) Gray, Alyssa Arlock, John Michael Arlock, Joni Layden McCarthy, Thomas Layden, Pattie Layden, Charity Layden Murray, Faith Layden and Madeline (Layden) Battiste.
Relatives and friends invited to a funeral mass will be held on Saturday February 22 nd in St. John’s Church, 210 Central St., East Bridgewater at 10 am.
Burial will be held on Monday February 24 th in the Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne at 12:45 pm.
In Lieu of flowers donations may be made in Jimmy’s memory to the American Heart Association, PO Box 417005 Boston, MA 02241-7005