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Ronald J. Walker, Sr.

WEBSTER Ronald J. Walker, Sr., 84, also known as "Wee Wee" and "Tu Tu," of Webster, died Friday, September 23, 2011, in the Transitional Care Unit at Hubbard Regional Hospital. His wife of 34 years, Barbara C. (Napierata) Walker, died in 1984. His loving companion of over 20 years, Rita (Gevry) Bohenko, predeceased him.

He leaves 2 sons, Ronald J. Walker, Jr. and his wife Jean of Webster, and Alan J. Walker and his wife Mary of Oxford; a daughter, Robin Suss and her husband Michael of Dudley; 4 grandchildren, Jeremy Walker, Jill Brewer, Amanda Suss and Samantha Suss; 2 great grandchildren, Joseph Walker and Emily Suss; his beloved extended family, JoAnne Bohenko, Peggy and Harry Owens, Sue Wheaton, Vicki Laney, Mary Caldwell and Lu-Anne Bernier; nephews and nieces. He was preceded in death by his 9 brothers and sisters, Johnny, Myron, Alvin, Bernie, Leon Jr., Richard, Veronica, Rita and Hazel.

He was born in Webster, the youngest of the 10 children of Leon Walker, Sr. and Mary (Templeton) Walker, and was a lifelong resident. He graduated from Saint Louis Elementary School.

He was a Navy veteran of World War II.

Mr. Walker was a bartender at the 19th Hole for 23 years and then a fork lift operator at Cranston Print Works Company for 25 years before retiring in 1994.

He was a member of Saint Louis Church and a life member of the Booster Athletic Club. He enjoyed hunting and fishing, and was a devoted fan of the Boston Red Sox and the New England Patriots.

The funeral will be held Monday, September 26, from Scanlon Funeral Service, 38 East Main St., with a Mass at 10:00 AM in Saint Louis Church, 14 Lake Street. Burial will be in Mount Zion Cemetery. Calling hours will be from 4:00 to 7:00 PM Sunday, September 25, in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations in his name may be made to Saint Louis School Endowment Fund, 15 Lake Street, Webster, MA 01570.

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Publication:Telegram & Gazette (Worcester, MA)
Date:Sep 24, 2011
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