Arthur Cabral

December 17, 2002

U.S. Veteran

US Navy

World War II Veteran

Cabral – in Naples, Maine, formerly of Burlington, December 17th, Arthur, beloved husband of Helen J. (O’Donnell) Cabral. Devoted father of Arthur Jr. and his wife Judith, and Thomas J. and his wife Margaret, all of Wakefield, Joseph of Chelmsford, and the late Robert Cabral. Brother of Joseph of Malden, Beatrice Oliveiro of Dighton, and Helen Cabral of Florida. Loving grandfather of Terry-Ann, Stephany, Jonathan, and Sharon. Funeral from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Saturday, December 21st, at 9:15 a.m. Funeral mass in St. Charles Church, 280 Main St., Woburn, at 10. Calling hours Friday 5 to 8 p.m. Late owner of Hancock Machine & Tool of Wakefield.

OBITUARY:

Arthur Cabral, a retired Wakefield businessman, passed away on Tuesday, December 17th, at the Maine Medical Center in Portland following a long illness. He was the former owner of Hancock Machine and Tool, which was located on Lowell Street in Wakefield. He was seventy-nine years of age.

Born and raised in Burlington, he was the son of the late Joseph and Annie (Aruda) Cabral. He graduated from Somerville Vocational School and worked as a machinist throughout his life. A Navy veteran of World War II, he served in the Pacific Theatre aboard the USS Walton.

He began his career at Lawson Machine in Malden, and later owned a machine business in Wakefield, Hancock Machine and Tool, until he retired eighteen years ago. In the 1960’s he began vacationing in Naples, Maine, and in 1984 took up residence there permanently. He enjoyed motorcycling, boating, and snowmobiling. He was also an avid golfer and bowler.

He was preceded in death by his son, Robert, who died last Christmas.

Surviving is his wife of fifty-eight years, Helen J. (O’Donnell) Cabral, three sons, Arthur Jr. and his wife Judith, and Thomas J. and his wife Margaret, all of Wakefield, and Joseph of Chelmsford; a brother, Joseph Cabral of Malden, and two sisters, Beatrice Oliveiro of Dighton and Helen Cabral of Florida. He was also the loving grandfather of Terry-Ann, Stephany J., Jonathan, and Sharon.

The funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Saturday, December 21st, at 9:15 a.m., followed by a funeral mass in St. Charles Church, 280 Main St., Woburn, at 10. Burial will take place in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Calling hours at the funeral home are Friday from 5 to 8 p.m.

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  1. My sympathy to Helen and the family.
    Art was a very nice man and I always enjoyed his company. We had many nice times together snowmobiling.
    Vin Indorato

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