Services are set for Friday in Milford, Conn., for the Mamaroneck teenager who died Sunday after a freak snowmobile accident in New Hampshire.
Over the weekend , Wired2fish reported that 15-year-old Arthur Pierre Remy of Mamaroneck was one of three fishermen that died during the Meredith Rotary Club Ice Fishing Derby on Lake Winnipesaukee when their snowmobiles broke through the surface.
Arthur Remy's body was recovered Sunday from his beloved Lake Winnipesaukee, N.H.
He was the eldest child of Arnaud and Trina Riso Remy.
According to news reports, Remy was fishing with his 48-year-old father - on two separate snowmobiles - when both machines fell through the ice. Arnaud Remy was rescued on Sunday morning while the search continued for his son, who was ultimately found in the lake more than 70-feet deep.
Born in London, England on May 27, 2001, Arthur was a sophomore at the French-American School of New York where he also was a leader on FASNY's junior varsity soccer and basketball teams.
Always active in recreational sports, Arthur played soccer with the Larchmont Lions since age 6, as well as football, baseball and lacrosse.
A New Englander at heart, Arthur's greatest passion was the outdoors: fishing, hunting, archery, sailing and countless water sports. Arthur was a budding entrepreneur with his Hook-in-a-Box business, which allowed him to share his expertise of various baits and lures with fellow fishermen.
Recently, Arthur launched a community service project to teach underprivileged children about the great outdoors. Arthur had an amazing, open spirit and a zest for life. With a twinkle in his blue eyes and an easy grin, he brightened any room the moment he stepped in.
Arthur loved spending summers with his family in France, as well as with cousins and friends at Lake Winni. He was outnumbered in a family with many little girls, but he loved his role as big brother and always helped the little ones.
A steadfast fan of the Boston Red Sox and New England Patriots, Arthur was a good sportsman who happily endured a lot of 'heat' from friends in New York. Arthur made friends easily wherever he went, and was loved by classmates, teammates, teachers and coaches.
He was sincere, selfless and joyful, and left a lasting impression on whoever crossed his path. "What a great kid…"
In addition to his loving parents, Arthur leaves two sisters, Alice and Juliette Remy; paternal grandparents, Pierre Remy and Liliane Mollier; maternal grandparents, Thomas and Diane Riso; aunts and uncles, Amiee Riso, Amanda and Eric O'Brien, and Nathalie and Emmanuel Berthier; cousins, Madison, Emma, Teagan and Anna O'Brien, as well as Pauline and Quentin Remy. Arthur was predeceased by his paternal grandmother, Chamberlaine Remy.A
Mass of Christian Burial is on Friday, Feb. 17 at 1:30 p.m. at Saint Mary Church, 70 Gulf St, in Milford, Conn.
Burial will follow at Saint Mary Cemetery, Buckingham Avenue, Milford, Conn.
Friends and family may call on Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Cody-White Funeral Home, 107 Broad St. in Milford.
In lieu of flowers, a trust has been set up in Arthur's memory. Contributions may be made by check to the Arthur Remy Memorial Project. Checks should be dated April 1, 2017, and sent to The Arthur Remy Memorial Project, 26 Garden Road, Harrison, N.Y. 10528.
To leave online condolences, go to the funeral home website at www.codywhitefuneralservice.com .
Two other snowmobilers reportedly died on the New Hampshire lake over the weekend, including a man celebrating his 62nd birthday. Several others suffered injuries and required treatment at a local hospital.
"Lake Winnipesaukee can be extremely unpredictable as far as ice depths," says Moultonborough Police Col. Kevin Jordan of New Hampshire Fish and Game told radio station WMUR . "We've always had this real concern that we'd have a day like today, and it's just horrible."