Neal Barry Waters
Prominent Cape Cod Jeweler
February 6, 1960 – January 20, 2017
Neal Barry Waters, 56, of Harwich, passed away peacefully in Vero Beach, Fla., January 20, 2017, after years of struggle with the rare disease of Hemochromatosis.
Neal was a 40-year employee of Monahan & Co., Fine Jewelers of Harwich Port and Vero Beach, Fla. beginning at age 17, from stock boy to president.
A graduate gemologist, worldwide diamond merchant, award winning goldsmith and one of the most respected jewelers among his peers in America and abroad.
Neal was an avid golfer, having played over 200 of the world’s finest golf courses from Eastward Ho! on Cape Cod to Tralee in Ireland. He loved football and horse racing. He would say with his Irish smile “G.D.G.” (Gold, Diamonds, and Golf.) He cheered for his Father Barry’s Alma Mater, Boston College and Robert Monahan’s Alma Mater, Notre Dame class of 1933, Father of Michael O’Neill Monahan, CEO of Monahan Co. Also he was a seasoned sports fisherman. He captained the yacht Claddagh IV, for marlin, sailfish, and giant tuna from Harwich Port, Bahamas and Mexico. He also enjoyed driving with his Uncle Fred around Cape Cod in “the Bruin Black and Gold classic 1969 442 Olds Convertible. He was also an outstanding hockey player and accomplished gourmet chef.
Neal was predeceased by his father and mother Barry and Carole Waters of Harwich.
He leaves his aunt, Janice Waters, SND, his Uncle Fred and Aunt Connie (nee Waters) Roth of Harwich, his uncle M.D. Lawrence Delaney of Newton and his aunt Joan Hughes of Watertown. He also leaves behind first cousins, Kathryn Murphy O’Leary of Riverside, Conn., Nancy Jane Murphy of Milford, and James Jeremiah Murphy of N.Y.C.
By his side were Mike and Anne Monahan, Kara Monahan Suthard, godchild Corin O’Neill, and best pal and cousin, Tom Murphy of Holland, Pa.
For those who wish to remember him, we are requesting contributions to be made to the Hemochromatosis Research, Mayo Clinic, St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, The Cape Cod Family Pantry in Harwich, or an organization of your choice.
A Celebration of Life will be held on June 10, 12-1 p.m. at Doane, Beal & Ames Funeral Home, 260 Main St., Harwich. Private family burial will follow.