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Obituary: Arthur J. Lavas, Former Head Mechanic for Stoughton Public Works

Arthur J. Lavas, 82, died at the Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital in Milton, Monday, Dec. 30, 2013 after a period of failing health. He worked for the Town of Stoughton Department of Public Works for more than 25 years as a mechanic and retired in 1993 as the head mechanic.

Graveside services will be held in the Evergreen Cemetery, Washington Street (Rte 138) Stoughton on Thursday, Jan. 2, at 10:30 a.m. Visiting hours were omitted. Donations in his memory may be made to the Old Colony Hospice, 1 Credit Union Way, Randolph, 02368.

For more information, go to Farley Funeral Home's website.
Joe Gorman January 02, 2014 at 10:07 AM
Art Lavas was a hard man on the outside but a softy in, Try finding this today, he was a life long bud of my dad. And a very good friend of a friend/customer of my dad, who died suddenly, Art drove by his house every day until it sold, He was from the generation of pride and integrity, not more money. From people who work for a living and aren't mentally ill with sociopathness, thinking that they can get away with murder because they have a little b power and I'm not talking about brain power or physical, use your head and look over your shoulder, because its going to be difficdifficult again but it's necessary to atleast try to keep the gov sector honest, We are supposedly the sector that is supposed to be doing that. Stay tuned, And if you like my posts , check out off the grid by Jesse Ventura on oratv.com, THANKYOU
Joe Gorman January 02, 2014 at 04:08 PM
Btw, while speaking to a officer this am. She informed me that I have every right to attend town meeting to get more money out of the business' Shastany is probably instructing his officer's to say this, but this citizen is informed about alot, one thing being conspiracy to cover up massive waste of taxpayers money, with the assistance from a couple of his cronies, My family is multi generational and they are corrupt and going to be EXPOSED, you see we still live in a Nation of Laws, And YOU would think a retired Judge/town manager would have respect for them, stay tuned because someone has to do the dirty work, I've been doing it for 30 years, Verbal Judo??? NO IT'S MORE LIKE WRESTING AND I ain't got time to Bleed.
Stoughton Parent January 02, 2014 at 05:48 PM
Joe, are you OK? Conspiracy talk puts most people to sleep.
Joe Gorman January 02, 2014 at 09:29 PM
First off use your real name , First and Last, otherwise your a coward, And no I am not Ok with my chief of police Lying to taxpayers, Whoever YOU are you better wake up because the one and only reason his job exists is because of parents who work , and pay his salary and every other member of the dept.And a conspiracy against them IS going to wake people up, Your right on the sleeping part, but apparently it got Your attention, whoever you are, I'll call YOU coward FOR apparently YOU aren't proud of your name. I GIVE A DAMN ABOUT MY COMMUNITY AND YOU CAN TOO, BY USING YOUR NAME, IT'S THE ONLY WE HAVE GOING FOR US IN THIS LIFE.SO If YOU HAVE A PROBLEM WITH ME , DON'T BE A COWARD! !!! Apparently this is going well. YOU MUST BE IN THE PUBLIC SECTOR.
Joe Gorman January 03, 2014 at 10:00 PM
After finally catching up on sleep because I work through my entire 8-10 hour day, It dawned on me that stoughton parents comment is more evidence of the conspiracy, because he or she forgot to type "theory"therefore admitting through freudian slip and showing an attempt to cover it up a little more. I speculate you could be a PO but It's irrellavent, the biggest piece of evidence is the "roast"of Shastany.Listen people it was reported in the Brockton enterprise that Shastany didn't want to participate in the "roast" he quote was "I just want to fly under the radar and do my job"This is a great attitude,my question is though why did he say this to the reporter? I can answer, it's because he has something he would have liked to keep under the radar. So if you're wondering why I'm so angry, it's because I studied the"roast"and was disgusted to hear all the public employees, current and retired make fun of something that is anything but funny, Imagining a guy with a family who has been out of a job for say almost a year, in the process of Losing his home, sitting watching a retired Judge/town manager say he would do anything and I mean anything FOR paul shastany.Well let me tell you something, Corruption was supposed to stop in my town not continue and to air evidence of it is again just very disgusting, To get the point of telling me on the phone first that the taxpayer has to cough up more money 6 months ago,then yyesterday hearing the same thing from one of his officer's IS infuriating and I am going to make sure his feet are held to the fire for what he did to the taxpayers, Do you think for one second he cares about our nice little town? DON'T BE NAIVE. ..thankyou.

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