Walter F. Allen, Jr.

December 19th, 2012

Walter F. Allen Jr., age 87, a long-time resident of Wilmington, passed away peacefully on December 18, 2012, at Woodbriar Nursing Facility in Wilmington.

Walter was  born in Arlington, MA,  on August 7, 1925, he was the dear son of the late Walter F. Sr. and Beatrice V. (Lowe) Allen. Walter grew up in Medford, MA  and was a graduate of Medford High School.
Walter enlisted in the United States Navy on May 13, 1943, and began active duty on August 11th of that same year.  Walter was an Aviation Specialist and he served as an Aviation Free Gunnery Instructor during World War II.  Walter received  the World War II Victory Medal as well as the American Theatre Medal and was honorably discharged on May 9, 1946, returning home to his family.

Walter married his “sweetheart” Mary Estelle Smith on November 9, 1952, together they shared more than 35 years of marriage, raised two beautiful daughters, and shared their love of being grandparents, before Mary’s death on March 27, 1988.

Walter was a talented carpenter and built his family a house in Wilmington in 1954, this was a home made with a lot of pride, love, and a place where many special memories were made.

Prior to retiring, Walter worked as an artist in the Advertising Department at the Boston Gas Company for many years.  Walter was a dedicated and wonderful employee and a great co-worker.

Walter will be fondly remembered for his love of music and his talent as a musician.
Walter was a devoted family man and a good friend, he will be greatly missed.

Walter was the beloved husband of the late Mary E. (Smith) Allen, loving father of Debra Patricia Carlson and her husband Alan of Plymouth, MA and Cheryl Ann O’Connell of Marshfield, MA, cherished grandfather of Michael O’Connell of Quincy, MA, Heather O’Connell of Pembroke, MA, and Kelly Dumais of Troy, NH, he was also the dear brother of Doris Squib of Andover, MA.

Family and friends will gather for Visitation at the Nichols Funeral Home, Inc., 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62) Wilmington, MA, on Friday, December 21st from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., immediately followed by a Funeral Service at 1:00 p.m.  Interment with Military Honors will follow in Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington.  Memorial donations in Walter’s memory may be made to All Care Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice, 210 Market St., Lynn, MA  01901.


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  1. Robin Fulton-Anderka says:

    So sorry for your your loss, I always remember spending Christmas at your house when I was growing up, as well as summers at the trailer in New Hampshire. The house was filled with music with your dad playing the organ or accordian and the sounds of laughter as your mom hosted with her talents as a fabulous cook. They will will be missed.

  2. D says:

    My sincere condolences to your family during this time of sorrow, may loving family and friends help you in the days ahead to cope with the loss of Walter. At times like these, we can draw comfort from God’s promises in the Bible. At Revelation 21:3, 4 God has promised to wipe out all our tears and eliminate our pain and death. And at John 5:28, 29 God promises a resurrection back to life in the near future. Jesus said, “Do not marvel at this, because the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out.”

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