Dwight Arts Furey

Dwight Arts Furey 25, of Warwick passed away Thursday February 21 2019. He was surrounded by loving family, friends, his devoted nurses (Jayne and Judy) and dedicated medical professionals. Born in Providence, he was the son of Elaine Arts and Alan Furey. Dwight was someone who could brighten up a room. Although challenged by Leigh Syndrome, his love for life was always evident. He participated in Special Olympics, enjoyed work and lived a life full of wonderful activities. Dwight’s being inspired others and through his love he brought so many people together.

Some are measured by inches
Others are measured by power
Still there are those among us
Who fill every waking hour
Bringing Joy to others
Shedding light from place to place
Thank you for being such a joy
Dwight, we loved your smiling face

Dwight is survived by both his parents, step-father Bob Houghtaling, two siblings Nicole Anselmo and Alexander Houghtaling, Grandparents Henri Arts, Alyce Furey, Robert W. Houghtaling, Dorothy Houghtaling, loving aunts, uncles and cousins. He was the step son of the late Terri McCaffery and grandson of the late Mary Arts and George Furey.

A Funeral Service will be held 10:00 am Wednesday February 27, 2019 in the First Evangelical Lutheran Church 118 Division Street East Greenwich. Dwight will be laid to rest in New Fernwood Cemetery 3012 Kingstown Road Kingston (Rte.138). In lieu of flowers donations can be made in memory of Dwight to the United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation at 8085 Saltsbury Road Suite 201 Pittsburg Pennsylvania 15239. Dwight’s family thanks all of you who helped make his life so wonderful. He was truly a gift.

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Michele Komosa - 02/24/2019

Kip and I extend our deepest sympathies to the Arts, Furey, Houghtaling families...as well as all the magnificent and dedicated care givers. Dwight did light up a room and his eyes spoke volumes! Prayers lifted for all those who are going through this difficult time.

Heather Ryan - 02/24/2019

Bob, I am so sorry 4 ur loss. I didn’t even kno u had a stepson, but both u & Michelle r in my heart during this time & he will always b remembered

Cindy Fonseca - 02/24/2019

Al and family,
Our deepest condolences on the loss of Dwight.
Cindy and Anthony

Eileen wagner - 02/24/2019

So deeply sorry for your loss, my condolences to Alan, Dwight’s mom and family. God bless

Judy Abate - 02/24/2019

Elaine, its been years since we've seen other but when I saw the notice of Dwight I said that's Elaine's boy :-) Sending my deepest sympathy to you & all that loved Dwight. I know how much you loved your son & how dedicated you were to him.
May Dwight Rest In Eternal Peace.

Danielle Garcia - 02/24/2019

I never got to me Dwight, but in this picture I can see his smile lit up a room like a ray of sunshine. I know that he was loved hard and pray for the entire family that will be missing his physical being. Just know now that this beautiful angel is still smiling down on you from the heavens. Rest In Peace Dwight.

Karen Bouchard - 02/24/2019

I'm very sorry to hear about your loss. I remember Al and Dwight coming along on the Bouchard family trip to see the PawSox. My sincere condolences to all of the family. I'm glad that you were able to spend the years together that you had. Sincerely, Karen Bouchard (Mike's sister)

Mary Genco - 02/25/2019

Elaine, It has been years but I have thought about you and Dwight often. I am sorry for your loss and hope that the great memories you have made together will help you to get through the tough times ahead...HUGS!

The Allen Family - 02/25/2019

Sometimes there are no words that can really express the pain that we feel when someone so special leaves us. We extend our deepest condolences to the family. May our Heavenly Father hear the prayers of your heart and grant you comfort and peace during this difficult time. 2 Corinthians 1:2-5.

Nancy Bouchard - 02/25/2019

Dear Al,
My brother Michael told me of the passing of your dear son Dwight. Please accept my heartfelt condolences on your loss. I know Dwight meant the world to you, just as you and Elaine were his world. His photo speaks volumes of his sweet and loving personality. Such a beautiful soul will never be forgotten.
Mike's sister, Nancy Bouchard

Donna Morein - 02/25/2019

So very sorry for the loss of this beautiful boy. He was so loved by many. When I first met Dwight I was told I would know right away if he liked me. And when I met him he hugged me and would not let go. So I guessed that he liked me. He would laugh at silly things. He will me missed. Rest in peace Dwight.

Robert Benson - 02/26/2019

Dear Al and family, so sorry to hear of the passing of your son. Can’t imagine what a void he’d be in all your lives. Best wishes to you and your family, Al

Don and Lou-Ann LaPorte - 02/26/2019

We are truly sorry for your loss of Dwight. May God wrap his arm around you and give you comfort at this sorrowful time. Dwight was your whole world and you and Bob gave him such a wonderful life.

Dani H - 02/26/2019

My condolences to the family and friends of Mr. Furey; no doubt this is a tough time for your family and the need for comfort is critical. Thankfully God lovingly provides us with his word the Bible which offers us this comfort "And he (God) will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away" (Revelation 21:4). So very soon God will bring about a time where not only our loved ones will return, (John 5:28,29) but they will return to a world where they won't be plagued by sickness or stalked by death (Isaiah 33:24 Isaiah 25:8). If you would to know about more promises the bible holds out for rhe future please feel free to visit www.Jw.org.

Laurie MacDougall - 02/27/2019

Bob and Elaine,
I am so sorry for your loss. I am sending healing thoughts to both of you and your loving family. Just know that there is a community that cares and wants to help. Sending condolences and hugs.

Paula Flori - 02/28/2019

I am so sorry for your loss. I have many fond memories of working with Dwight. He was the most peaceful young man and a lot of fun! I am blessed to have known Dwight and also his wonderful family.

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