Mr. Arthur G. Fitzmaurice Sr., of Waltham, died peacefully at home on Friday, January 28, 2022. He was 101.
Arthur was born on October 7, 1920 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the son of the late John F. and Margaret (O'Neill) Fitzmaurice. Raised and educated in Waltham, he honorably served in the United States Army Air Force during World War II. He married Norina C. 'Nora' Vellante on October 16, 1948 and has been a lifelong Waltham resident.
Arthur worked in pharmaceutical sales for over thirty-eight years as a hospital representative specialist for McKesson & Robbins Co. in Boston.
Arthur was an avid lover of all sports especially when his family was involved. Softball, skiing and football were three of his favorites. He always loved cruising and traveling with his family and friends and particularly loved his family vacations at Lake Winnipesaukee.
He was known by his softball teammates and league as "Sparky". Arthur was also co-founder of the Warrendale Little League and Waltham Pop Warner football. Over the years he was an active member of St. Jude Parish.
Arthur was predeceased by his siblings, Francis M. Fitzmaurice, Isabelle Yankauskis, Margaret Dougherty, and Sr. Therese Julie Fitzmaurice, SND.
In addition to his beloved wife Nora of 73 years, he leaves his children, Dr. Arthur G. Fitzmaurice Jr and his wife, Julianna of Hollis, New Hampshire, Anne-Marie Anthony and her husband, Steven of Waltham, and John F. Fitzmaurice and his wife Maria, of Sudbury. He also leaves his grandchildren Lisa Kelloway and her husband, Brad, Julia Fitzmaurice, and Arthur G. Fitzmaurice III; and his great-granddaughter, Alyssa Kelloway and several nieces & nephews.
Family and friends will honor and remember Arthur's life by gathering for calling hours in The Joyce Funeral Home, 245 Main Street (Rte. 20), Waltham on Sunday, February 6th from 2 to 5 p.m. and again at 9:30a.m. on Monday morning before leaving in procession to Saint Jude's Church, 147 Main Street Waltham where his Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Burial with military honors will follow in Calvary Cemetery, Waltham.
A broadcast of Arthur and Nora's Funeral Mass will begin at 10:30 a.m. on Monday at https://my.gather.app/remember/arthur-and-nora-fitzmaurice
Memorials in his name may be made to the Sisters of Notre Dame, 30 Jeffreys Neck Road, Ipswich, MA 01930 (www.sndden.org) or Saint Jude Parish, 147 Main Street, Waltham, Massachusetts 02453.