Arthur H. Langley, 57: Loving husband and dedicated dad, hockey coach and ‘fun guy’

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MANCHESTER, NH — Arthur H. Langley 57, of Manchester, died July 1, 2019 at the Community Hospice House in Merrimack, after a hard fight, courageous battle with a glioblastoma. He had his loving family by his side.

Born in Manchester on March 31, 1962 to Patricia (Themelis) Langley and the late Dr. James Langley DDS. He was a lifelong resident of the Queen City, and graduated from St. Paul’s School in 1981; Saint Anslem College in 1986; and later earned a MBA from SNHU. Arthur worked for UPS for 30 years and just recently retired.

He grew up playing goalie for the Manchester Flames, St. Paul’s School and Saint Anslem College. He also won mini one-on-one with his longtime friend Brian Hayward. His love of sports resonated through his coaching. He was a baseball coach at Manchester South Little League while his son played baseball. He also coached his son’s hockey teams at Pro Ambitions, Cyclones and the Manchester Flames. He knew how to get every player to enjoy and truly love the game. He treated each player like his own. He always had the most motivating pregame and bench speeches.

More recently, his passion for coaching turned into his passion for announcing baseball and hockey games at Gill Stadium and JFK in Manchester.

Arthur was very charismatic; he had a smile that would light up a room and a presence that was magnetic. His children always referred to him as “the fun guy.” Arthur will be remembered as a hard-working humble man but, above all else, will be remembered as a loving husband and father to his two amazing children. He was heavily involved in his children’s activities whether it be at a skating rink, baseball field, golf course, road race or dance recital, he was their number one supporter and fan.

He was pre-deceased by his father, Dr. James Langley DDS. Arthur’s family includes his loving, dedicated wife of 29 years Lisa A (Hudoba) Langley; two children, Emily E. Langley and Eric J. Langley; his mother Patricia Langley of Rye; sister Maura Langley of Portsmouth; brother JM Langley of Manchester; mother and father-in-law Carole and Rod Hudoba of Manchester; and sister and brother-in-law Lori and Larry Cuoco of Auburn, Ma.

Arthur had many meaningful and funny sayings, one of his favorites that he would repeatedly say to the children, is “surround yourself with good people and good things will happen.” There are truly too many people to thank , however the family would like to thank the following for their compassion and support during this time; Dr. Rosenbaum, Dr. Rao, Dr. Linda Bi neurosurgeon, Sara RN shunt nurse from BWH, Elliot Regional Cancer Center, Manchester VNA, 7th floor staff at Spaulding, BWH 9th floor, MGH Lunder 8th floor, Community Hospice House, Barry Steinberg, Hubie McDonough, Ron Plante, Wendy Soares, Bob Manning, Paul Fabrizio, Matt Bohane, Jeff Belliveau, our wonderful neighbors, and everyone for the prayers, messages, cards, meals and monetary donations , they are all so appreciated.

Lastly, remember the world changes from year to year, our lives day to day, but the love and memory of you shall never pass away.

SERVICES: There are no calling hours. Funeral service and burial will be private, and at the convenience of the family. A Celebration of Life will take place at 11 a.m. on Sunday, July 14 at The Manchester Country Club. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Arthur Langley can be made to Dana Farber Cancer Institute and The Jimmy Fund, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, Ma 02284-9168 or to Community Hospice House, 210 Naticook Road, Merrimack, NH 03054.

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