Arthur W. Jensen

January 31st, 2015

Arthur W. Jensen, age 78, a long-time resident of Wilmington, died unexpectedly on January 30, 2015, at the Lahey Clinic in Burlington.

Arthur was born in Mattapan, on February 12, 1936; he was the cherished son of the late Henry and Anna (Jacobsen) Jensen. Arthur moved with his family to Wilmington when he was just a young boy; this is where he was raised and educated. Arthur attended Wilmington Public School but went on to graduate from Boston Trade School with his degree in culinary arts and baking.

Following graduation, Arthur was drafted into the United States Navy on August 30, 1955 during the beginning of the Vietnam War. Arthur served aboard several Naval Vessels including the U.S.S. Fulton which was a submarine tender. Arthur received several commendations for his fine service and was honorably discharged to the U. S. Naval Reserves on August 28, 1959.

Arthur returned home to his family in Wilmington and started a career in carpentry and roofing. Arthur worked for the Metro Roofing Company for many years where his dedication and work ethic made him a valuable asset with the company. In later years, Arthur worked for the Purity Supreme Supermarket chain before finally retiring.

Arthur was a true Veteran at heart; after his Naval Reserve obligation was finished, Arthur went on to join the Army National Guard, he was the Past Commander of the Tewksbury VFW Post 8164 in 1975-1976, a member of the American Legion, Wilmington VFW Post 136 and the Wilmington Minutemen. Arthur was active with the Wilmington Veterans for many years and never missed a Veterans Day Service on the common even when his health declined and he had to use his scooter to attend. Arthur beamed with pride as the Flag was raised and had a great respect for his fellow Veterans past and present. Arthur was also very active at the Tewksbury Wilmington Lodge of Elks and was a life-time member.

In his spare time, Arthur enjoyed deep sea fishing, NASCAR, playing around with the family dogs Poncho and Matto, and his many trips to Atlantic City and Foxwoods with his family and friends. Arthur also loved to cook and bake and was known for his amazing creations that he prepared for family and friends.

Arthur was the beloved husband of the late Joan C. (Adams) Jensen, the devoted father of Andy Jensen of Wilmington, loving son of the late Henry and Anna Jensen, dear brother of the late Henry and Robert Jensen. Arthur is survived by many nieces, nephews, and dear friends.

Graveside services with Military Honors will be held at the Wildwood Cemetery, Wildwood Street, Wilmington, on Friday, February 6th at 1:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers donations in Arthur’s memory may be made to the Methuen Animal Care and Adoption Center at Nevins Farm, 400 Broadway, Methuen, MA 01844-2052. Funeral Arrangements are under the direction of the Nichols Funeral Home, Inc., Wilmington.


9 Entries in Guest Book for “Arthur W. Jensen”

  1. don and cheryl hart says:

    So sorry for the loss of your dad. He was a very special friend to Don and I. We both loved him and will miss him dearly. My bets with him between the Bills and Pats will never be forgotten. Rest In Peace our fellow veteran.

  2. Lillian & Henry Lehman says:

    Our deepest sympathy to you, Andy. We will never forget our trips to Fourth Cliff with your Dad. The three couples enjoyed many laughs and lots of good food prepared by your Dad. Joan and Arthur are together again.

  3. Barbie Morse says:

    I was so sad to see that your Dad Passed away. He was a great man. Kyleigh always believed he was the real Santa Clause. :) My Thoughts and Prayers are with you. xo

  4. John Gerhartz says:

    Andy, so sorry to hear of your dad’s passing, he was a great neighbor to my dad and I am grateful he was there to talk with him. Our thoughts are you and yours. John

  5. Ken Morgan says:

    Andy, very sorry to hear the news about your dad. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. You were all great neighbors, as him and your mom gave us rides to Civil Air Patrol. Had good memories…he was a great guy. God Bless.
    Truly, Ken

  6. John McLaughlin says:

    You will be missed but not forgotten your friend John Mclaughlin

  7. Frank West says:

    Andy and family- Karen and I are saddened at the loss of Arthur. We will cherish all of the good times we shared at many Minutemen events. Arthur was a good man and a friend to many. We will miss his sense of humor, Arthur’s cooking, but most of all his friendship. We will keep Arthur and his family in our prayers.
    With Deepest Sympathy – Karen and Frank West

  8. Gwen(Jacobsen) & Dan Cote says:

    Andy, So sorry to hear of your father’s passing. We stopped by today for a
    visit, and the dog was sitting in his chair, Arthur’s photos on the shelf, a
    Folded flag as well, and we knew right away that he was gone. Dan and I
    enjoyed our visits these past couple of years, we talked of old times with
    Anna and Henry and Otto and Ivy. Your dad had a lot of funny stories to share. We will miss him.
    Our Deepest Sympathy,
    Gwen and Danny

  9. Thomas Gates says:

    Andy sorry for your loss..your dad was a great friend and family member,,as a cousin..Art you’ll be missed but back with Joan…

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