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Arthur R. Rivers

1930 - 2020




Arthur R. Rivers, a longtime resident of Malden, passed away on Sunday, July 19th, with his loving family by his side. Arthur was born in Everett in 1930. Like many of his day, he left school early to begin working and help support the family. In I952 he joined the US Army and served during the Korean War. After his honorable discharge he returned to Everett. He married his sweetheart in 1963, and the two settled down in Malden to raise their family. Arthur worked as a welder, first at Ideal Can Co. and then at Asia America. He worked as a welder until his retirement in 1995. In years past, Arthur enjoyed playing golf, especially with his father in-law . Arthur also enjoyed taking cruises around the world with his wife, and he enjoyed settling down and watching Turner Classic Movies Channel.

He is survived by his children, Linda Rivers of Malden, Edward Hodgin of Malden, David Hodgin of TX, William Hodgin of Beverly, Stephen Hodgin of VT, Walter Hodgin of Billerica, and Ethel Murphy of NY, his nieces, Kelly Orne of N. Reading and Patrice Orne of Malden, whom he helped raise, as well as 7 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.

Arthur was preceded in death by his siblings, Donald, Wallace, Charles, Robert, Kenneth, Dorothy, Marilyn, and Peter.

Funeral services will be held at the funeral home on Friday, July 24th, at 11 AM with visitation beginning at 10. Interment will follow at Puritan Lawn Cemetery, Peabody.

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