Arthur R. Rivers
1930 - 2020
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.