Rockport, MA — William J. “Scott” Waddleton, 84, of Rockport, husband of Lauria (Langevin) Waddleton, passed away on Sunday afternoon, April 7, 2013, at his residence surrounded by his loving family.
William was born in Boston, Mass., on January 30, 1929, the son of the late William R. and Elizabeth (Troy) Waddleton.
Scott lived his early years in Gloucester, Mass., and attended Saint Ann’s Grammar School before moving to Oxford, Mass. Following high school graduation in 1948, he joined the U.S. Marine Corps and served proudly from 1948 to 1952 as a member of the Marine Fighter Squadron 211 with the Sixth Fleet during the Korean War. Returning home from his military duties, he attended and graduated from Clark University in Worcester with a Bachelor's degree and continued on to receive his Master's degree in education from Worcester State College. He was employed for over 30 years as an educator, coach, guidance counselor and administrator in the public school system.
He was a member of the American Legion and the Rockport Golf Club. He loved to golf, fish, play pool, and was an avid reader.
In addition to his wife, Lauria, with whom he was married to for over 50 years, he leaves his two sons, Scott Michael Waddleton and his wife, Rachel, of Connecticut, and Phillip Waddleton and his companion, Mary Heldring, of Galveston, Texas; a grandson, Sean; two sisters, Dorothy Sweet of Gloucester and Carol Fittante of West Roxbury, Mass.; and many nieces and nephews.
ARRANGEMENTS: His Funeral Mass will be celebrated in St. Joachim’s Church, Broadway, Rockport, on Saturday, April 13, 2013, at 10:30 a.m. Family and friends are cordially invited. There will be no visiting hours. The burial will be held in Beech Grove Cemetery, Rockport.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in his memory to Hospice of the North Shore, 75 Sylvan St., Suite B-102, Danvers, MA 01923 or an educational fund of your choice.
Arrangements are by the Burgess & Mackey Funeral Home, 201 Main St., Rockport, MA 01966
Online condolences may be given at www.burgess&mackey.com.