Obituary: Dwight Arts Furey, 25

by | Feb 24, 2019

Dwight Arts Furey, 25, of Warwick, passed away Feb. 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.

Dwight Furey


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 his parents; stepfather Bob Houghtaling; siblings Nicole Anselmo and Alexander Houghtaling; grandparents Henri Arts, Alyce Furey, Robert W. Houghtaling and Dorothy Houghtaling; loving aunts uncles and cousins; the late Mary Arts; the late George Furey; and the late stepmother Terri McCaffrey.

A funeral service will be held 10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27, at the First Evangelical Lutheran Church, 118 Division St., East Greenwich.

Dwight will be laid to rest at 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, Pittsburgh, Penn. 15239. Dwight’s family thanks all of you who helped make his life so wonderful. He was truly a gift.


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