George E. Arbia

1942 ∼ 2016

George Arbia, 74, of East Bridgewater, Massachusetts died on December 30 at CuraHealth with his devoted wife, Judi, by his side.  Born in Chelsea in 1942 to the late Joseph Arbia and Florence (Laskey) Arbia, he graduated from Boston Technical in 1960.  As a young man George was known to enjoy a cocktail, gamble, and play cards with friends.  George enjoyed visiting with friends at local social clubs and restaurants.  In addition to his family, George’s love of gambling, sports, fudge, music and television continued through his final days.  George had amazing blue eyes, a quirky sense of humor, and a personal sense of style that was his alone.  He was generous with love and money, he would do anything he could to make his loved ones happy and give anyone the shirt off his back. 

He leaves behind his wife Judith Bailey of East Bridgewater, his children Daniel of Brockton, George Jr. of Las Vegas, Nevada and daughter Charlene of Rochester.  He leaves behind his sisters and brothers-in-law Judy and Tom Colgan of Carmel, Maine and Joanne and Dwight Gore of Palatka, Florida.  He is predeceased by his brother Joey Arbia of Palatka, Florida.  George was a loving Papa to his many Grandchildren. 

Relatives and friends are invited to attend visiting hours at Prophett-Chapman, Cole, & Gleason Funeral Home, 35 Spring St, East Bridgewater on Saturday, January 7 from 1:00pm-2:30pm with a service immediately following visiting hour.

In lieu of flowers, Memorial Donations in memory of George can be made to the Beth-Israel Deaconess Hospital at


Saturday, January 7, 2017
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Prophett-Chapman, Cole & Gleason
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Saturday, January 7, 2017 | 2:30 PM

Prophett-Chapman, Cole, and Gleason Funeral Home-East Bridgewater
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In lieu of flowers, Memorial Donations in memory of George can be made to the Beth-Israel Deaconess Hospital at

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George E. Arbia

1942 ∼ 2016

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