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Arthur Burton Weagle

Arthur Burton Weagle, 84, lifelong resident of Ipswich, passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by his loving family, on September 7, 2020 after a long illness.

 Born on April 19, 1936, Arthur was the son of Maude Hope and Charles Gordon Weagle. He attended Ipswich public schools and graduated from Ipswich High School in 1954. While in high school, Arthur was a member of the basketball team, Glee Club, and football team. He lettered in basketball his senior year, and in football both his junior and senior years; he was also made a member of the All-Star Football Team. Artie, as he was affectionately known, was also named “Class Blusher”. Upon graduating high school, Arthur enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in 1954, and was discharged as a Sergeant in 1957. He married his loving wife, Marilyn, on June 20, 1958 shortly after being discharged. They enjoyed sixty-two years making long-lasting memories.

 Arthur enjoyed ice fishing trips with his sons and grandsons, watching all Boston sports, and sharing his love and knowledge of history. He also enjoyed walking his beloved dog, Nugget, and spending time with his family.

 He was a member of numerous local organizations, including the Ipswich Housing Authority, the John T. Heard Lodge where he was made a Master Mason in 1963, was a proud member of the Aleppo Shrine and numerous other Masonic bodies, as well as the IOC where he once served as the Commodore. Arthur was also the owner of Broadway Variety (now known as DJ’s Variety) from 1975-1985.

 Arthur is survived by his five sons, David of Auburndale, Florida, Charles, James, and Chris of Ipswich, and Eric of Bridgton, Maine. He is also survived by daughters-in-law, Laura, Lisa, Beth and Shannon, and Christine. He was the beloved Papa of nine grandchildren, David and his wife, Katie, Brian, Taryne, Catherine, Arianna, Evan and his wife, Karolina, Michael, Hannah, and Cameron. Arthur also had five great grandchildren, Will, Alex, Jake, Johnny, and Caroline. Arthur is also survived by his sister, Jean, his cousin and lifelong friend, John Clogston and wife, Linda, and many nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Arthur was predeceased by his siblings, Richard, Mary, Charles, Charlotte, and Barbara.

 Private arrangements are under the direction of the Whitter-Porter Funeral Home of Ipswich. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in his name may be made to Care Dimensions, 75 Sylvan Street, B-102, Danvers, MA 01923.

 

 

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