Arthur J. Waters, 81
Shrewsbury – Arthur J. Waters, 81, of Shrewsbury, died Friday, Dec. 20, 2013 in Saint Francis Rehabilitation and Nursing Center after a brief illness. His wife of 26 years, Joan A. (Wagner) Martin Waters, died in 2010.
He leaves two sons, Jeffrey P. Waters and his wife, Suzanne, of Nags Head, N.C. and Dennis M. Waters and his wife, Nancy, of Saco, Maine; one daughter, Margaret Lavigne and her husband, Robert, of Lyman, Maine; a sister, Cecile Friedman of Saco, Maine; his former wife, Barbara (Murphy) Waters of Saco, Maine; three stepsons, Kevin Martin and his wife, Alyssa, and Dennis Martin and his wife, Denise, all of Shrewsbury, and Gary Martin and his wife, Elise, of Lexington; four grandchildren; and two great-grandsons.. Besides his wife, he was predeceased by a daughter, Christine Waters, two sisters, and three brothers.
Arthur was born in Windsor, Vermont, son of the late Julius and Florence (Lovell) Waters. Arthur was raised in Saco, Maine and became a very accomplished upholsterer after serving in the United States Marine Corps during the Korean Conflict.
He owned and operated Art's Upholstery in Saco, Maine and Carriage Trade in Biddeford, Maine. In, 1987, he moved to Shrewsbury and married Joan A. (Wagner) Martin Waters. While in Massachusetts, he worked for Lincoln Lounge in Worcester and Lavalee Upholstery and Alexson's Upholstery, both in Framingham. He also taught upholstery at the Fabric Place in Framingham and Assabet Valley Adult Education Program at Marlborough High School.
Funeral and burial services will be private.
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