Walter Glennon passed away after a short illness at the Lahey Clinic Medical Center in Burlington on Saturday, March 31, 2007. He was 86 years old. Walter was born in Malden, the son of the late Walter and Lucy Glennon. He grew up in Melrose and Saugus and was a graduate of Saugus High School. He served in the Army during WW II. Walter worked hard to provide for his large family. He was a Foreman for the City of Cambridge traffic Department. He also worked as a plumber for the Bennett Plumbing Company in Cambridge.
Walter always said that his family made him a “Rich Man.” With 8 children, Walter’s home was always filled with laughter and love. Sunday road trips to the beach, the lake or for a picnic were forever special. The destination was nice, but going as a family was much more important to Walter. He was blessed to have been apart of all of his 8 children, 15 grandchildren, and 9 great grandchildren’s lives, for which he was eternally grateful.
Walter had a number of interests. He was an avid gardener, and he would spend hours in his back yard maintaining his lawn and garden. He was a great dancer and competed in numerous dance contests when he was young. He was a huge sports fan, especially the Red Sox. He loved being around his family and friends, telling stories and relishing the gifts of a large family.
Walter was predeceased by 2 wives, Katherine F. (McLaughlin) and Iona (Hahn). He was the loving father of Walter E. III & his wife Victoria of Kansas, Kathleen M. Costa & her husband James of Stoneham, Rosemary Eshelman & her husband David of CA, Raymond J. & his wife Bonnie of Burlington, Frederick & his wife Lindy of Syracuse, NY, Steven & his wife Tanya of TN, Pamela Brasill & her husband James of E. Bridgewater, and the late Robert. He was the brother of Geraldine Bowker of Reading, Wesley Glennon of NH and the late William Glennon, and late Rosemary Burbine. He was also survived by 15 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren.
Funeral from the Edward V. Sullivan Funeral Home, 43 Winn St., BURLINGTON (Exit 34 off Rt. 128, Woburn side) on Wednesday, April 4 at 8:45 a.m. Followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Patrick’s Church, 71 Central St., Stoneham at 10 a.m. Visiting hours Tuesday 4-8 p.m. Interment in Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge. Memorials in Walter’s name may be made to Make a Wish Foundation, One Bulfich Place, 2nd Floor, Boston, MA 02114. For directions, obituary and on-line register book see www.sullivanfuneralhome.net