- Deceased's name: Arthur Peter Consigli
- Age: 86
- Date: April 16, 2011
Arthur Peter Consigli, 86, of Milford and Dennisport died at home Sat., April 16. His wife of 54 years, Elizabeth (Skelly) Consigli, died in 1998.
He was born and raised in Milford, son of Peter and Pia (Pettinati) Consigli, and was educated in the Milford public schools. He was an Army Veteran of World War II, serving in The Pacific Theater and seeing action in Okinawa.
Mr. Consigli started as a mason and general contractor, working beside his father and brothers at Peter Consigli and Son’s (predecessor to Consigli Construction Co., Inc). He later founded Arthur P. Consigli Construction, Inc., where he focused on masonry construction. He held several licenses, including blasting, construction supervision, and hoisting engineer. He installed sewer and water lines for the town of Milford and surrounding towns and continued his construction career into his eighties, repairing Milford’s Godfrey Brook and O’Brien Brook.
Mr. Consigli was a founding member of the Milford Kiwanis Club; a member of the Upton VFW, Post 5594; a former member of The Elks Club of Milford; an associate member of The Marchegiano Club and the Milford Italian Vets; and a Precinct 6 Town Meeting Member. He also volunteered at The Hopedale Housing Authority cookouts and enjoyed spending time at the Cape.
He leaves his daughters, Patricia A. (Consigli) Kayser and her husband, Stanley G. Kayser, of Westboro, Katherine E. Consigli of Milford, June M. (Consigli) Speliotis and her husband, State Representative Ted Speliotis, of Danvers and Paula J. Consigli of Milford; four grandchildren, Jason P. Kayser of Worcester, Pia M. (Speliotis) Freeley and her husband, Matthew, of Everett, Megan A. Kayser of Worcester and Ashley E. Speliotis of Danvers; two brothers, George Consigli of Milford and Aldo Consigli of Upton; three sisters, Rita Coffey of Hopedale, Gloria Coffey of Milford and Elena Murphy of Milford; many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brothers, Joseph Consigli, Henry Consigli, Albert Consigli and Fredrick Consigli, and his sisters, Maria Panorese, Anna Peters and Florence Pironti.
The funeral will be held Wed., April 20, at 9 a.m. from the Consigli-Ruggerio Funeral Home, 46 Water St., with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in Sacred Heart of Jesus Church, 7 East Main St. Burial will follow in Sacred Heart Cemetery. Calling hours will be held Tues., April 19, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the Joslin Diabetes Center, One Joslin Place, Boston, MA 02215.