portrait picture for Arthur James O’Boy “Art”

Memorial Wake:

Friends may call Wednesday from 4pm to 8pm at Collins Funeral Home, 92 East Avenue Norwalk.

Interment of Ashes:

Interment will take place on Thursday 11am at Saint John’s Cemetery, Richards Avenue Norwalk.

Arthur James O’Boy “Art”


June 7, 1928 – November 30, 2019

Arthur James O’Boy “Art”, 91, Husband of the late Veronica O’Boy of South Norwalk, passed away peacefully on Saturday November 30, 2019 in Norwalk surrounded by loved ones.

Born on June 7, 1928 at Norwalk Hospital, he was the son of the late Elizabeth and Arthur O’Boy.

Art was a lifelong resident of Norwalk.  He served honorably in the United States Army and returned home to work for Pepperidge Farms and Roy Bros HVAC Co. before opening Mr. Frosty’s in 1964.  Notably, Art was a member of the South Norwalk Boat Club, joining in 1952, He was the oldest and longest living member of the club with 67 years of membership.  Art was an avid golfer and enjoyed spending plenty of time out in the sun with loved ones. 

He is survived by his three daughters; Linda Martino of Trumbull, Patricia Kovacs of Norwich and Karen Bassett of East Norwalk, his five grandchildren; Kelly Capps, Tracy Kovacs-Shea, Andrea Martino, Daniel Martino and Richard Bassett, as well as numerous great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

In addition to his wife Veronica, Art is predeceased by his two brothers; William and Robert, as well as his three sisters; Edna, Arlene and Betty.

Friends may call Wednesday from 4pm to 8pm at Collins Funeral Home, 92 East Avenue Norwalk. Interment will take place on Thursday 11am at Saint John’s Cemetery, Richards Avenue Norwalk.

  1. Linda and family,

    Our deepest condolences to you and and your family for your loss of your dad.

    Evin & Rick

    December 2, 2019
    Evin & Rick Dubrow -
  • Linda and family,
    So very sorry for your loss ❤️

    December 2, 2019
    Lorraine Watcke -
  • Linda and family we would like to send our deepest condolences to you and all the family. Your dad was a very special man and we’ll be missed deeply our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

    December 2, 2019
    Gail and Jim Smith -
  • Sending love to all of you but especially Linda patty and Karen. Your dad has been so special to me and my family. Uncle Art and Billy had one of the best relationships. I am so blessed to have known him and share so many good times with him. He’s missed so much already. Love all of you. Sue

    December 3, 2019
    Susan O’Boy -
  • Linda and family, I have had a lifetime w/ Uncle Art. And I am so grateful to have shared so much with such an incredible man. Well, all of the group is now gone but, we all have our own precious memories. He was my James Stuart in I’s a Wonderful Life. You lived Uncle Art.

    December 3, 2019
    Betsy Heibler Pantaleo -
  • Art Dad you where a great man an friend you will be missed love your son in-law keep fishing .

    December 4, 2019
    Rit Bassett -
  • To everyone in oboys family
    When i met Art it was through his dear friend and neighbor Lillian–hed poke his head in the doorway n say whats for dinner! as the years went by I came to know him as the helper for those who needed him,I began homemaking for him and cooking for a number of years always found him happy,loving and yes a worrywart when it came to close family but I wouldnt change that quality of him if i could have ,he was a great person to know and he will remain in my heart with memories Rest in Peace Oboy

    December 6, 2019
    donna huot-benz -
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