Arthur H. Gosselin, of Ashlar Village, Wallingford, formerly of North Haven, died on Friday, May 30, 2014. He was born in New Haven on November 20, 1925 to the late Arthur H. and Helen Oberholzer Gosselin. He was predeceased by his wife, Barbara Sweeney Gosselin, and his sister, Ethel Gosselin Burkle. He is survived by his five daughters, Michele (Robert) Post, of Manchester Center, VT, Sandra (Christy) Pontillo, of Clinton, Janette (Albert) Piscitelli, of Bonita Springs, FL, Margaret Gosselin, of Toronto, Canada, and Elizabeth (Paul) Powers of North Haven. He also leaves 7 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren, and a niece, Judith (Kerry) O'Donoghue. A graduate of the Taft School in Watertown, Arthur received a BA from Holy Cross and a MS from Southern CT State University. After a business career at Austin-Gosselin Sales Co., he taught in the New Haven school system. At his request, there will be no services. BEECHER & BENNETT FUNERAL HOME, 2300 Whitney Ave., Hamden is in care of arrangements. Memorial contributions may be sent to Connecticut Hospice, 100 Double Beach Rd., Branford, CT 06405.

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  1. Art will be missed by all in many ways. As a father, as a friend, as a compassionate person and as a true gentleman. He leaves a strong legacy in his daughters and their families. In life getting old is not the hardest thing to cope with; seeing your older friends and relatives pass on is tougher.

  2. I met Art when I was in high school, back in the 60s. I was struck even then by his calm demeanor in the midst of all that estrogen. He had a wonderful smile, a quick wit and a great handshake. I haven’t seen him in so many years; that I regret. I am quite sure he took enormous pride in raising his daughters and seeing them embrace his love within themselves. I will treasure his memory.

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