Arnold J. “Pepa” McInis Jr., age 83 of Niceville FL passed peacefully late Friday night September 11, 2020. Arnold was born March 8th, 1937 in Boston, MA to Arnold J. McInis Sr. and Ana T. “Nan” McInis. Arnold was a devout Catholic and regular communicant. He had been a resident of Bluewater Bay in Niceville for the past twenty-five years. Arnold grew up in Foxboro, MA where he met the love of his life, Shirley Goffinet McInis. Together they built a beautiful life and loving family residing in Palm Beach Gardens, FL, Colorado Springs, CO and Chelmsford, MA before retiring to Niceville, FL.
Arnold will be remembered for his love of family and his kind heart. He was loved by all who met him. Arnold leaves to cherish his memory his beloved wife of 62 years, Shirley McInis, his loving children; Karen McInis James and husband Roy of Princeton, NJ, Judy McInis Coelho of Niceville, FL, Brian McInis and wife Renee of Orlando, FL, six adored grandchildren; Michael Coelho and wife, Rachael, Stephen Coelho and wife, Alexis, Alexandra and Tyler James, Jessica and Amanda McInis, sister Carol Brown and husband Lyn and many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his parents and brother, George McInis.
A memorial service and mass will be held at Christ Our Redeemer Catholic Church on Saturday, October 17th, 2020 at 10am beginning with the praying of the rosary at 9:30am led by the Knights of Columbus. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to “Walk to end Alzheimer’s”, with the The Alzheimer’s Organization at:
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