HAVERHILL - Arthur G. Wilson, II, 90, of Bradford, MA passed away peacefully at his home on April 21, 2021, surrounded by his loving family.
Arthur is survived by his beloved wife, Carolina Mary with whom he celebrated 70 years of marriage. He also leaves a son Arthur Guy Wilson, III and wife Deborah and granddaughter Sarah of North Andover; daughter Lisa Marie Wilson and granddaughter Alexandria and husband Javier and great-granddaughter Analisa all of Haverhill; daughter Cathy Carnes and husband Kenneth of Groveland grandchildren Mandy, Charmaine, Jessica and Kenneth Jr., great-granddaughter Tori; daughter Mary Butterfield and husband David and grandchildren Genevieve and James of Epping, NH. He is predeceased by son Dennis Wilson of Boston; son Larry Wilson and his partner Linda Sheehan of Bradford. Arthur is also survived by his sister Sandra Gagne of Rochester, NH; sister Linda Robert and husband Tom of Berwick, ME and many loved nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his older sister Helen Smith and her husband Pete of Haverhill.
Born in Haverhill, MA, he grew up in Merrimac, MA until he enlisted in the U.S. Army. He served during the Korean Conflict and was a three time decorated soldier and achieved the rank of Master Sergeant. After he was honorably discharged from the U.S. Army he returned to Haverhill where he went to work in the shoe industry. During his 36 years working at Allen Shoe Co he was a committed union member and for a time served as president of his local union.
Arthur was enthusiastically involved with the community. He coached Little League, was a member of the PTA and helped fund the Bradford Swim Club by going door to door selling memberships before the ground was broken. He was always supportive and willing to lend a hand to his friends, neighbors and community.
Arthur had many hobbies and interests he shared with his circle. He enjoyed fishing, tending to his aquariums, collecting and watching old movies, slot car building and racing, constructing and flying model airplanes. He loved the outdoors and in recent years spent time by the pool with his family, hosting cookouts and gardening.
Most importantly, to those he loved he was the center of our lives. His sense of humor, storytelling and wit will be greatly missed.
There are no calling hours and burial was private. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Sacred Hearts Parish Food Pantry, 48 South Chestnut Street, Haverhill, MA 01835.
Arrangements by Driscoll Funeral Home, Haverhill. For guestbook, visit www.driscollcares.com