- February 9, 1927 - March 12, 2017
- Holyoke, Massachusetts
of Walter's Passing
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“Steve and Family, My condolences on the passing of your Dad.
1 of 7 | Posted by: Jim Loudon - Winter Garden, FL
“My thoughts and prayers with your family during this difficult time
2 of 7 | Posted by: Chris Reardon - Holyoke
“Dear MaryAnn, Stu and family, I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your father MaryAnn. He was a very loving and kind man. My deepest sympathy...Read More »
3 of 7 | Posted by: Donna Donoghue - Venice, FL
“I will miss talking to my friend Walter, he was a sweet and humble man. He never complained about anything, through all his medical issues. Rest In...Read More »
4 of 7 | Posted by: Cynthia Cormier - Agawam, MA
“We are saddened to hear of Walter's passing. He was a wonderful person and we will always remember him fondly. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
5 of 7 | Posted by: Matt & Karen Stacki - Westbrook, ME
“We are very sad to hear of Walter's passing. He was a wonderful father, a dear friend and family member. We will always miss him.
6 of 7 | Posted by: Peter & Anne Beal - Sarasota, FL
“Mary Ann and Stu,We were saddened to hear of Walter's passing. We send our deepest condolences as we are unable to do so in person.Larry & Rosemary...Read More »
7 of 7 | Posted by: A friend
HOLYOKE: Walter M. Walkowicz, age 90, of Holyoke, a loving husband, father and grandfather, passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 12, 2017 at the Holyoke Soldier's Home. A lifelong resident of Holyoke, he was a son of the late Michael and Victoria (Hudyka) Walkowicz and was a graduate of Holyoke High School. Walter was a United States Navy Veteran of World War II, and owned and managed the Sportsman's Café in Holyoke for many years. He was predeceased by his wife Shirley (Geissler) Walkowicz in 2015. They were married in 1951 and raised their family in Holyoke. Walter is survived by four loving children: Stephen Walkowicz of Amherst, Mary Ann Westcott and her husband Stewart of Holyoke, William Walkowicz and his wife Patricia of Granby, and Linda Beal and her husband Peter of North Reading, eleven grandchildren, four great grandchildren, a sister Irene Lucchesi, a sister-in-law Heleane Glidden of Holyoke, a brother-in-law Francis Sheehan of Florence, and many nieces and nephews. Besides his parents and wife, Walter was predeceased by two sons, Michael and Walter, a brother Casimir, and a sister Chestra. Calling hours will be held Friday, March 17th from 8:30 to 10:00 a.m. at the Barry J. Farrell Funeral Home, 2049 Northampton Street, followed by a Mass in Blessed Sacrament Church, 1945 Northampton Street at 10:30 a.m. Burial will follow at Saint Jerome Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Holyoke Soldier's Home, 110 Cherry Street, Holyoke MA 01040.