- May 1, 1927 - January 12, 2017
- Holyoke, Massachusetts
of Walter's Passing
- In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to:
Doberman Rescue, DRU Inc.
52 Tenney Rd.
Sandown, NH 03873
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“Chris & Barb..just heard of your loss. We will miss Walter at the dog shows. Our prayers are with you...Donna & Art
1 of 8 | Posted by: Donna Blews - Westfield, MA
“Rest in peace Walter! I enjoyed many nice conversations with you over the years as you walked your beautiful dobies at HCC where I work! I looked...Read More »
2 of 8 | Posted by: Alice Brainard - Holyoke, MA
“A true family man. Walter loved his daughters Chris and Barb. It was a pleasure to know him. An honor to be included in several of his family...Read More »
3 of 8 | Posted by: Roberta Mokrisky
“Chris and family-so sorry to learn of your father's death. He was a very kind and welcoming person,especially when you hosted our book club meetings....Read More »
4 of 8 | Posted by: Ellen Patashnick - Springfield, MA
“You were the kindest gentleman and such an example for your children to follow. The dog show will miss you filming at ringside . So glad I got to...Read More »
5 of 8 | Posted by: Sue Krom - North Charleston, SC
“God speed Walter. You will be greatly missed. It was an honor to have met you. You will never know how much you meant to my daughter as well as...Read More »
6 of 8 | Posted by: Beth Ortensi - Granby, MA
“YOUR star will forever shine
7 of 8 | Posted by: A friend
“A truly wonderful person who I will miss dearly.
8 of 8 | Posted by: Tom Campbell
Walter Formanski, 89, of Holyoke passed away on Thursday, January 12, 2017 at his home. He was born and educated in Holyoke and was a longtime communicant of Blessed Sacrament Church. Walter was a twenty seven year Firefighter for the City of Holyoke, where he worked from June 23, 1963 until his retirement on January 8, 1990. He later enjoyed going to AKC and UKC dog events with his girls. A family man, (his family was life), Walter was predeceased by his wife of over forty years, Pauline (Panopoulos) Formanski. He is survived by his daughters, Christine Formanski of Holyoke and Barbara Laramie and her significant other Peter Styckiewicz of Granby; a grandson, Devin Laramie and his fiancée Kathryn of South Hadley and two great-grandchildren Jacob and Hannah. Walter was predeceased by three brothers and a sister. A graveside service will be held on Tuesday at 10:00 a.m. in Mater Dolorosa Cemetery, Pitroff Avenue, South Hadley. Calling hours will be held on Monday from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. in the Barry J. Farrell Funeral Home, 2049 Northampton Street, Holyoke. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Doberman Rescue DRU Inc., 52 Tenney Road, Sandown, NH 03873.