Arthur Eno Jr.
1924 – 2014
Arthur was a founding member of the firm, who was known for his professional integrity, wisdom and willingness to mentor young attorneys.
Growing up in Lowell, Arthur’s first language was French. He attended St. Joseph Grammar School and Keith Academy in Lowell, and his childhood friend was Jack Kerouac, another of Lowell’s Franco-American sons. Except for college and the war, he never lived more than 20 minutes from the city. Gifted with a strong intellect and an indomitable work ethic, he was accepted into Harvard at age 14. At the suggestion he prepare a bit more socially, he took an additional year of studies at Phillips Academy Andover.
He completed his undergraduate classics degree in three years, served in the Signal Section of the Army in Morocco, Italy, France and Germany for three years, spent a year studying at the Sorbonne, and returned to enter Harvard Law School, which he completed in just over two years.
After admission to the Massachusetts Bar in 1948, he became an Assistant Professor of Law at Northeastern University at age 24, just as he was opening his own private law practice in Lowell. In 1994, he created a firm, Eno Boulay and Martin (now Eno Martin Donahue) and retired in 2001.
Civic involvement was important to him, and he served on numerous professional organizations and political groups, including the Lowell School Committee (1951-1955), the Lowell Historic Board (1984-1993), and the Middlesex Canal Commission. He was a Trustee of the Central Savings Bank, a Director of the Jeanne d’Arc Credit Union (1972-1992), President of the Lowell Humane Society, President of the Middlesex Canal Association (1962-1972) and President of the Mass. Conveyancers Association (1982-1984).
Arthur passed away at the age of 90, on August 6, 2014, a stone’s throw from where he grew up-overlooking the Merrimack River in the city he loved.