Walter A. Keough

April 23rd, 2014

Walter A. Keough, age 83, of Salem, NH, formerly of Wilmington, MA, passed away on Easter Sunday, April 20th, at home with his loving wife by his side.

Walter Allen Keough was born on October 6, 1930 to James and Emily Keough at119 Sturgis St, Medford Mass. Walter graduated from Medford Vocational School in 1948. He served proudly in the United States Marine Corp from 1951 to 1953 attaining the rank of Lance Corporal and serving in the Korean Conflict Theatre of operations.

On March 31, 1953 Walter married his high school sweetheart, Gertrude DiCristoforo at St. Joseph Church in Medford Ma. He built their family’s home, which was named house of the year for 1957, in Wilmington, Mass.

Walter was a lifelong member of Carpenter’s Local 218, joining in 1949. He worked as a superintendent for several large New England based construction companies.

Walter was always known for his amiable and kind personality.

Walter was the beloved husband of Gertrude E. (DiCristoforo) Keough, devoted father of Leslie Dow of Hampstead, NH, Bradley Keough & his wife Jacqui of Frankfort, KY, Alison Buendia of Salem, NH, and Jay Keough & his wife Rene of Derry, NH, loving grandfather of Rachel, Courtney, Lucy, James, Audrey, Tyler, Todd, Haley, Chad, Kial, and Taitum, great-grandfather Peyton, Piper, Parker, Harper, Sawyer and Kaelyn, cherished son of the late James A. and Emily (Trask) Keough, dear brother of Earl Keough of Andover, the late James Keough, Warren Keough and Phyllis Brown.  Walter is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends will gather at the Nichols Funeral Home, Inc., 187 Middlesex Ave., (Rte. 62), Wilmington for Visitation on Friday, April 25th from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. immediately followed by a Graveside Service at Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Walter’s name may be made to Sarah’s Adult Day Care, 201 New Hampshire 111, Hampstead, NH 03841.


5 Entries in Guest Book for “Walter A. Keough”

  1. Linda Steir says:

    Wally was a very genuine, caring, and GENTLEman. He had a twinkle in his eyes that couldn’t be missed and a warm, loving spirit. Wally had great concern for the people in his life. Despite his health and mobility challenges, Wally always had a smile to share and never a complaint. His smile will be remembered and we will treasure the times we were blessed to spend with him. Linda Steir and Friends at SarahCare.

  2. Warren Gardner MacDonald says:

    Gertrude and Family:
    Lot of memories of Wally for me going back to Fulton Heights and far as I can remember 1938. He was ahead of me by three years but always treated me as an equal and included me in his activities that was great when he got his drivers license and a car! We all had lots of good times to share together with our families as we moved around the country and you were able to visit us,especially during the holidays, Toledo, Philadelphia, Long Island, Andover, Miami, Orlando, Jupiter. Not just a brother-in-law but a good friend who will not be forgotten. God Bless him and rest in peace, Wally. Dorothy and Warren

  3. Lennie Malvone says:

    Gertrude and Family please accept my deepest condolences, you and your family are in my prayers always

  4. The Lind Family says:

    Dear Keough Family,
    Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
    With Deepest Sympathy,
    Lisa, Paul, Emily, Paul & Katlin Lind of Londonderry, NH

  5. Bob Nickerson says:

    Sorry to hear of Wally’s passing. Although I haven’t seen him in many years I always held him in the highest regard. Best wishes,

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