Moore, Walter “Buddy”

November 13th, 2010

Walter F. Moore, Jr. “Buddy”, age 52, of Billerica, formerly of Wilmington, died peacefully at home on November 13, 2010, after a courageous battle with cancer.

Born in Winchester, MA on September 15, 1958, Buddy was the cherished son of the late Walter F. Sr. and Rosemarie (Byrne) Moore of Wilmington.

He grew up in Wilmington and was a graduate of Wilmington High School Class of 1976.

Buddy was a hard worker and had a very strong “work ethic”, at the time of his death, he was employed as a plumber with the Plumbers Union Local #12 in Boston. Buddy was very much a “union” man who believed in what they stood for. Buddy was also a talented carpenter, and a perfectionist at that. He enjoyed showing off his talents when he gutted his house, carefully reconstructing every bit of it, installing a pool, and beautifully landscaping his yard. He was proud to show off the “home” he made.

Buddy was very much a “people” person, he enjoyed having his family and friends around all the time and he never passed up a chance to “flirt” with the pretty girls. He had a fondness and respect for women, he grew up with a strong mother, lots of sisters, and found the love of his life who he referred to as “Jules”.

Buddy also loved animals, especially dogs; he was a great caretaker of his beloved animals Nicki, Shadow, and Casey, he treated his dogs like they were his “kids”.

Buddy was a good son, brother, uncle, partner, and friend, he was a very kind and caring person who would do anything for anyone and he will be greatly missed.

Buddy’s family would like him to be remembered through this poem:


I’d like the memory of me to be a happy one,

I’d like to leave an afterglow of smiles when life is done.

I’d like to leave an echo whispering softly down the ways,

of happy times and laughing times and bright and sunny days.

I’d like the tears, of those who grieve, to dry before the sun

of happy memories that I leave when life is done.

Buddy was the dear brother of Sharon Lucci of Tewksbury, Kathleen Moore of Somerville, Deborah Kinnear of So. Carolina, Brian Moore of Shrewsbury, Sandra Colarusso of Lowell, Jayne Leder of Wilmington, Linda Spencer and Lori Anderson both of Haverhill, and the late Rory Wallace and Lawrence Moore, Buddy is also survived by his beloved fiancé Julie Cuddy of Billerica and her two sons Sean and Stephen Cuddy, as well as many nieces, nephews, and dear friends.

Visiting hours will be held at the Nichols Funeral Home, Inc., 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington on Wednesday, November 17th from 4-8 p.m. Funeral Home Service will take place on Thursday, November 18th at 11:00 a.m. Interment Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the M.S.P.C.A., c/o Development Office, 350 South Huntington Ave., Boston, MA 02130.


6 Entries in Guest Book for “Moore, Walter “Buddy””

  1. Debbie Helm says:

    So very sorry for your loss. He sounded like a wonderful man and brother. He is resting in a better place free from pain.
    Hugs, Debbie

  2. Lori Anderson says:

    Buddy, I still can’t believe you are gone. you were to young to go, but now you get to see Rory & the rest of the family.
    love ya
    Lori & Jeff

  3. Candy and Rusty Greer says:

    Our sincerest condolences to all of the Moore Family. You are all in our thoughts and prayers, and don’t forget that the lord holds you in the palm of his hands during these tough moments and as your beautiful poem states that “the tears will dry up and leave us all with happy memories” of our loved one…

    Buddy and I had been friends for years and years, and his passing brings me heart felt sorrow to hear that he is no longer with us. We witnessed his triumps and his tribulations. However, we have our memories of him and how and what he was to each of us is what we will always have, and no one will ever be able to take that away.
    He loved his lfamily, and his little baby sister Lori, who is my best friend….Lori, may you find peace in your heart that your brother is in a better place now and that he is finally truly resting and surrounded by never ending love. I am truly sorry for your families loss and my heart goes out to you and I only wish I could be there for you and your family.

    God bless you all…
    Candy and Rusty Greer

  4. Julie says:

    Buddy you will always be the love of my life

  5. Debra Moore says:

    Buddy I hope you find the peace you so deserved.

  6. ted&deb kinnear says:

    rest in peace, buddy you will always be in our hearts love ted and deb

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