Walter S. Brown Sr., 96, of Spring Hill, Fla., and formerly of Quincy and Braintree passed away peacefully on May 12, 2017.
A veteran of WWII, he served in the U.S. Army from 1942 to 1946. He was a longtime employee of the Boston Gas Company, retiring after 42 years of service.
A wonderful and caring husband and father, Walter was married to his wife, Gertrude E. Brown, for 54 years (deceased 1998). Walter is survived by his son Walter S. Brown Jr. and his wife Veronica, daughter Kathleen D. O’Connell and her husband William, son Steven J. Brown and his wife Doreen, daughter Susan E. Penton and her husband Ronald, brother-in-law Robert Burr and his wife Dorothy, sister-in-law Ann Laneau, 9 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren, 1 great-great granddaughter, as well as many nieces and nephews.
A graveside gathering will be held on Tuesday, May 30, at 11:00am in Mount Wollaston Cemetery, Quincy. A procession will form at the cemetery’s Greenleaf St. entrance (off of Southern Artery) at 10:45 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to the Salvation Army at salvationarmyma.org/mysticvalley.
Hamel Funeral Care and Cremation Service of Massachusetts, 26 Adams St., Quincy Center, assisted the family.