John R. Vaters, Sr.

  • Born: March 6, 1931
  • Died: March 23, 2015
  • Location: Melbourne, Florida

Carroll Funeral Home

721 Salem Street
Malden, MA 02148

Tel. (781) 322-6322

Tribute & Message From The Family

VATERS, John R., Sr.- Of Melbourne, FL, formerly of Lynn. Devoted husband of the late Audrey (Cempe). Lovingly survived by 8 children, 1 brother, 2 sisters, 11 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. Family and friends are kindly invited to attend a Funeral Service in the Christian Assembly, 9 Cummings Street, Somerville on Thursday, April 2nd at 11 AM. (Those attending the Funeral Service meet directly at Church). Visiting Hours in the Carroll Funeral Home, 721 Salem Street, (Maplewood Square) MALDEN on Wednesday from 5-8 PM. Services will conclude with interment at Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, Peabody.
Born in Bishop's Falls, Newfoundland, Canada 84 years ago, John passed away at the Wuesthoff Medical Center in Rockledge, Florida. A 25 year resident of Melbourne, Florida and previously a resident of Lynn for over 30 years, John was a retired member of Ironworkers Local 7.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Our deepest condolences for your loss. In our thoughts... The Rappoli Family.

Posted by David Rappoli and Family    April 02, 2015

John Jr, Karl and Bryan so sorry for your loss. May God be with all of you and give you strength as you travel through the new few months. My prayers are with you.

Posted by Judy Flynn - Sagamore Beach, MA   April 01, 2015


Ray worked hard all his life to take care of his family. He and Audrey were able to enjoy their comfortable retirement in Florida. Wishing all the Vaters family comfort and strength in the days to come....Carol and Bill Frost

Posted by Carol Whelan Frost - Rockledge,, FL - my sister's father-in-law   April 01, 2015


Uncle Ray, I will never forget that trip I took so very long ago now, and spent a week with you. I got to know you best then and you were so much fun! A sweet, gentle man, yet another version of Pop. And thanks for praying with me, so fervently a few months back. I will treasure your memory always, you are missed here. Give mom a kiss for me.


Posted by elizabeth shaw - hamilton - neice   April 01, 2015

Uncle Ray, I know your up in heaven with Poppy and Uncle Whip and the rest of our family. I am sadden to hear of your passing but rejoiceing that you are in Heaven with your brothers and Auntie. You will be missed but not forgotten.
Love Kimberly Vaters

Posted by Kimberly Vaters - Toronto - niece   April 01, 2015