WOBURN, MA - formerly of Tewksbury, MA, Arthur G. Marsilia, age 84, died peacefully at Merrimack Valley Hospice in Haverhill, MA Tuesday morning June 12, 2012. Born in South Boston on November 13, 1927 to the late Giovanni and Maria (Natalizia) Marsilia, he resided in East Boston for over 40 years before moving to Tewksbury, MA in 1969. He was the husband of Rita M. (Love) Marsilia of Tewksbury.
Arthur was the former President of the United Tool and Die Company in Wilmington, MA. Arthur was a member of the Masons, Jesters, and a proud member of the Aleppo Shriners Lodge of Wilmington, MA. As a Shriner, Arthur joined and was promoted through the ranks to Captain of The Shriners Motor Patrol Unit where he enjoyed and sustained lifelong friendships with members of the group.
Arthur is also survived by his beloved children, his daughter Janice Azarowski and her husband Ronald of Hudson, NH, his son Richard Marsilia of Worcester, MA, his daughters Joan Marsilia of Salem, NH and June Marsilia of St. Petersburg, FL, his brother Claude Marsilia and his wife Carol of Scottsville, VA and his sister Universa Horton and her husband Walter of Revere, MA, his sister in-law Lillian Marsilia of East Boston as well as several nieces and nephews. Arthur is also survived by his three grandchildren Randy Reda and his wife Jaclyn of Litchfield, NH, Shannon Reda of Manchester, NH, and Matthew Lizak of Salem, NH, two step grandchildren Sean Azarowski and his wife Kelly of Nashua, NH and Renee Skillings and her husband John of Hooksett, NH, and four step great grandchildren William, Ashley, Tyler, and Alexandra.
Arthur is predeceased by his brother Louis P Marsilia of East Boston, MA and his sister Yolanda Serfilippi and her husband Delchi of Arlington, MA.
His Funeral Mass was celebtared in St. Williams Church, Tewksbury, MA followd by his interment at The Holy Cross Chapel Mausoleum in Malden, MA. The family requests that donations be made to the Aleppo Shriners Transportation Fund @ 99 Fordham Rd Wilmington, MA 01887-0578.