John J. Waters, Sr, 81, husband of Dorothy L. (Marks) Waters of
Linebrook Road, died Wednesday, May 31, 2017 in his home
following his long illness.
Born in Stoneham (August 26, 1935) son of the late John J. and
Edith E. (Howard) Waters, he was raised in Malden, a graduate of
Malden public schools. Married in 1956 the Waters made their
home and started their family in Malden relocating to his
Linebrook Road home in 1966. For eighteen years he was employed
as a truck driver with Teamsters Local 25. Later in life, and
for several years, with his own tractor, he worked as an
independent trucker. In retirement he drove a school bus for
John enjoyed his family and friends both boating on the North
Shore and camping at Baxter Lake, NH. He was known by his many
loving grandchildren as “Grumpy.”
In addition to his wife Dorothy of sixty-one years he is
survived by five daughters, Sharon Waters and her partner Gerome
Curcuru of Gloucester, Barbara Vinciguerra and her husband Tony
of Byfield, Diane Waters and her partner Paul Cogger of
Somersworth, NH, Cheryl Langlais and her husband Brian of
Ipswich, and Donna Knudtson and her husband Lee of Kingston, NH;
two sons, John J. Waters, Jr. and his wife Debra of Rowley, and
Kenneth Waters of Ipswich; many grandchildren; great
grandchildren and his beloved canine companion, “Maggie.” A
special thank you to his caring nurse, Tara.
His funeral service will be held 10 am Monday, June 5, 2017 in
the Whittier-Porter Funeral home, 6 High Street, Ipswich
followed by interment in the New Highland Cemetery, Ipswich.
Family and friends are respectfully welcomed. Visiting hours are
Sunday 5 to 8 pm. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions in
his name may be made to: VNA of Middlesex-East, Sawtelle Family
Hospice House, 607 North Avenue, Suite 17, Wakefield, MA 01880.