Obituary of Arthur W Pigott
Arthur W. Pigott, a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and Navy Veteran, passed away on November 1, 2023 at the age of 85. He was born to his parents, Edgar and Carrie, in Woburn, Massachusetts, where the story of Arthur's extraordinary journey filled with family, service, and adventure began.
Growing up in Woburn, Arthur spent his childhood across the street from Horn Pond. As the youngest of six children, he forged lasting memories with his older siblings, swimming in the waters of the pond. These experiences instilled a deep love for nature and a sense of togetherness that remained with him throughout his life. Arthur graduated from Woburn High School in 1955.
During high school, Arthur's life took a beautiful turn when a blind date set up by a friend introduced him to Carol, the love of his life. Their connection was immediate, but their love would have to wait as Arthur answered the call of duty and served in the United States Navy from 1955-1959 as a Radioman. He was stationed at the US Naval Base in Argentia, Newfoundland and later on the U.S.S. Albemarle. His service to his country was marked by dedication and honor. In 1959, he came home and rekindled his relationship with Carol.
In 1962, they joined their lives in marriage, embarking on a lifelong partnership built on love, support, and shared dreams. They bought a house in Burlington in 1964, and lived there together for the next 59 years.
Arthur's professional journey was characterized by determination and achievement. He began his career at Borden’s Ice Cream, later transitioning to Fidelity Investments in 1963, where he worked in various roles for the next 22 years.
Arthur was always an entrepreneur at heart, and in 1985 he left Fidelity to open his own businesses with his beloved wife, a video store and a convenience store aptly named "Carol and Art's Quick Stop", both in Salem, MA. Later in his career he worked for Boston Coach, and ultimately retuned to financial services, finishing out his career at Mellon Bank.
In their leisure time, Arthur and Carol enjoyed numerous shared hobbies and passions. They were active participants in the Woburn Bowladrome's couples league, where they shared countless memorable moments. Board games, puzzles, and cribbage were staples of their time together. Their love for travel took them to various destinations, taking their kids on road trips to places like Florida, Niagara Falls, Gettysburg, Williamsburg, Washington DC, and Maine. Later in life their kids took them on trips to the Grand Canyon, Las Vegas, Disney World, Nova Scotia, and Chicago. Arthur and Carol cherished their moments by the water, whether exploring Cape Cod, or embarking on a memorable cruise in Alaska.
Arthur was an avid collector and enthusiast, working tirelessly to build an extensive coin collection, which he held dear to his heart.
Perhaps Arthur's favorite "job" was being a grandfather, affectionately known as "Grampy” and “Papa” to his twenty cherished grandchildren. He dedicated himself to instilling values and morals in them while sharing his trademark “dad-jokes” and loving guidance. He was a fixture at their baseball and softball games, and he never missed an opportunity to join them on the field for some fun and games.
Arthur was the beloved husband of Carol Pigott of Burlington. He was the loving father of Sharon Thiel and her late husband Lawrence of Dracut, Arthur Pigott Jr. and his wife Bianca of Tyngsboro, Denise Mathieson of Burlington, Scott Pigott and his wife Lisa of Brookline, NH, Stacey Pace of Hudson, NH, and Michael Pigott and his wife Carey of Maynard. Arthur was the proud grandfather to Christopher Thiel, Kara Torres and her husband Alex, Jennifer Thiel, Kayla, Sean, and Ryan Pigott, Douglas Rocha, Gabryel Pinto, Joshua Pigott, Jordan, Alyssa, and CJ Mathieson, Brett Pigott and his wife Jen, Austin, and Cassidy Pigott, Robert, Gianna, and Salvatore Pace, and MJ and Rory Pigott. He also had two adorable great-grandchildren, Makenna and Cooper Pigott.
A visitation for Arthur will be held on Wednesday, November 8, from 4 to 7 PM at the Edward V. Sullivan Funeral Home. A funeral mass for Arthur will be held on Thursday, November 9, at 10 AM, at St. Margaret’s Church, 111 Winn Street, Burlington, MA 01803. Family and Friends are invited to gather at the Sullivan Funeral Home at 9 AM. A burial will follow church at Pine Haven Cemetery, 84 Bedford Street, Burlington, MA 01803.
In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation in Arthur’s memory to the Alzheimer’s Association at www.alz.org.
For online guestbook, tribute video, and service information, please visit www.sullivanfuneralhome.net
Edward V. Sullivan
43 Winn Street
Burlington, MA 01803
Ph: (781) 272-0050