Arthur W. DeMarkis

August 13, 2016

Arthur W. DeMarkis

ARTHUR W. DEMARKIS of Woburn, August 13th at ninety five years of age. Beloved husband of the late Anita E. (Lareau) DeMarkis. Loving father of Susan M. Seaver, her husband Douglas of Florida and Sandra A. Mawn, her husband Joseph of Plymouth. Dear brother of the late Christopher, James, George and Peter DeMarkis. Devoted grandfather of Matthew Seaver, Patrick Mawn and Jeffrey Mawn. A Funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home on Wednesday, August 17th at 1:30p.m. followed by a Funeral Mass at Annunciation Of The Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church, 70 Montvale Ave, Woburn at 2:30 p.m. Interment in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to calling hours at the Funeral Home on Tuesday from 4-7 p.m. In lieu of flowers the family has requested that remembrances may be made in Arthur’s memory to: New England Homes For The Deaf, 154 Water Street, Danvers, MA, 01923.

OBITUARY

Arthur W. DeMarkis passed away Saturday, August 13th at the New England Home for the Deaf in Danvers. The beloved husband of the late Anita E. (Lareau) DeMarkis, he was ninety-five years of age.

Born in Lowell, he was the son of Greek immigrants William and Glykeria (Kanovas) Demakis. Being one of five sons they grew up in the south end of Woburn and Arthur attended Boston School for the Deaf in Randolph. From birth he had been diagnosed with a profound hearing loss, which he dealt with all throughout his lifetime and never impeded him a day. After graduating from BSD he secured a position with the Walworth Company, Braintree, in the steel industry.

Arthur was quite active in the Boston area deaf community, One particular evening he and some friends were in town at a social club were he was introduced to a very lovely and interesting woman,Anita Lareau, who was also deaf. They began dating and in 1950 they married and journeyed the next thirty-eight years together. Bringing two daughters into the world, they were dedicated to them and kept quite busy following all of their activities, both social and academic!

Arthur loved sports and was an avid sports fan throughout his lifetime, going to some great games over the years and always taking the “girls.” He thoroughly enjoyed gardening and was masterful when it came to tomatoes. They were the best! Keeping his home looking pristine, Arthur was very handy around the house and had a wonderful ability to fix anything!

After retiring from over thirty-five years working for Walworth Company as a machinist and quality assurance inspector, Arthur enjoyed travelling with his many friends. He thought nothing of taking a helicopter ride over an active Hawaiian volcano, white river rafting in Alaska or just cruising the Caribbean. Arthur was always eager to explore new and different places and experience the ultimate!

A wonderfully kind and gentle man, Arthur had a tremendous love of his family and was certainly so very proud of his three grandsons, with whom he shared a wonderful relationship and his daughters and their husbands were his pride and joy.

Although Arthur lived his final few years at the New England School for the Deaf in Danvers, he couldn’t have been prouder to be a Woburn resident, as Woburn was his home.

Sadly, Arthur is predeceased by his parents, William and Glykeria DeMarkis, his wife, Anita (Lareau) DeMarkis, and his brothers, Christopher, James, George and Peter DeMarkis. He is lovingly survived by his daughters, Susan M. Seaver and her husband Douglas of Florida and Sandra A. Mawn and her husband Joseph of Plymouth and his grandchildren, Matthew Seaver, Patrick Mawn and Jeffrey Mawn. A Funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home on Wednesday, August 17th at 1:30p.m. followed by a Funeral Mass at Annunciation Of The Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church, 70 Montvale Ave, Woburn at 2:30 p.m. Interment in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to calling hours at the Funeral Home on Tuesday from 4-7 p.m. In lieu of flowers the family has requested that remembrances may be made in Arthur’s memory to: New England Homes For The Deaf, 154 Water Street, Danvers, MA, 01923.

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  1. susan Sandra : my deepest sympathies go out to you your family,uncle Arthur was the best and he will be sadly missed…..luvya xox billy rosie xox

  2. Our deepest sympathies go out to you and your family. May God give you the comfort and peace that you seek and may the soul of your loved one rest in peace.

    Phyllis and Lawrence Procter

  3. Our deepest sympathies go out to you and your family. May God give you the comfort and peace that you seek and may the soul of your loved one rest in peace.

    Phyllis & Lawrence Procter

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