John J.'s Story
John J. Waters, Sr., 81, husband of Dorothy L. (Marks) Waters of Linebrook Road, died Wednesday in his home following his long illness.
Born in Stoneham, 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 18 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 Salter Transportation.
John enjoyed his family and friends both boating on the North Shore and camping at Baxter Lake, N.H. He was known by his many loving grandchildren as “Grumpy.”
In addition to his wife Dorothy of 61 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, N.H., Cheryl Langlais and her husband, Brian of Ipswich, Donna Knudtson and her husband, Lee of Kingston, NH; two sons, John J. Waters, Jr. and his wife, Debra of Rowley, Kenneth Waters of Ipswich; many grandchildren; great grandchildren and his beloved K-9 companion, “Maggie.” A special thank you to his caring nurse, “Tara.”
His funeral service will be held 10 a.m. Monday, in the Whittier-Porter funeral home, 6 High St., Ipswich followed by interment in the New Highland Cemetery, Ipswich. Family and friends are respectfully welcomed. Visiting hours are Sunday 5 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions in his name may be made to: VNA of Middlesex-East, Sawtelle Family Hospice House, 607 North Ave., Ste. 17, Wakefield, MA 01880. For directions and or to send a condolence please visit www.whittier-porter.com.
Published on  June 2, 2017