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John J. Waters, Jr.

John J. Waters, Jr., 56, husband of Debra J. (Carnevale) Waters of Fenno Drive, Rowley, passed away unexpectedly Friday, March 16, 2018 in Ipswich following his sudden illness.

Born in Stoneham August 16, 1961 he was the son of Dorothy L. (Marks) Waters of Ipswich and the late John J. Waters, Sr. formerly of Ipswich. John was raised in Ipswich where he attended the Ipswich schools and went on to graduate from Whittier Vocational Technical School. He enjoyed working with his late father John hauling fuel at Waters Trucking Co. He later went on to work at the Gulf Oil terminal in Chelsea. He loved taking his family camping and boating and enjoyed the occasional joy ride on his motorcycle. He was well known as Tank, Pappi, G and the Gentle Giant. John was an amazing father to his three sons and father figure to many, who sought out his guidance and friendship. He enjoyed being a grandfather to Keegan and his little buddy Kodi. John was a devoted, loving husband to his wife Debbie of thirty-three years.

In addition to his wife he is survived by three sons, Jason Koch of PA, Bradford Koch and his wife Jessica of Byfield, John J Waters, III and his wife Elizabeth of Salisbury; four grandchildren, Shayna Finocchiaro, Kaylin, Keegan and Kodi Koch; a brother, Kenneth Waters of Ipswich; five sisters, 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, NH, Cheryl Langlais and her husband Brian of Ipswich, Donna Knudtson and her husband Lee of Kingston, NH, and his two beloved dogs Moose and Max.

His funeral  will be held Thursday, March 22, 2018, 9 am from the  Whittier-Porter Funeral Home, 6 High St., Ipswich followed by the celebration of a Funeral Mass of Christian Burial at 10 am in Our Lady of Hope, Church, 1 Pineswamp Road, Ipswich. Family and friends are respectfully welcomed. Visiting hours are Wednesday 5 to 8 pm.  In lieu of flowers memorial contributions in his name may be made to Cape Ann Animal Aid of Gloucester at www.capeannanimalaid.org.


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