Walter J. Hull Jr., age 89, of Avon, died peacefully Saturday, August 16, 2014, at his home, surrounded by his family and friends. He was the devoted husband for 70 years of Rita P. (Morgan) Hull. Walter was born in Boston and raised in Roxbury, a son of the late Julia T. (Hurley) and Walter J. Hull Sr., and was a graduate of the Boston Mechanic Arts High School. He had been a resident of Avon for over 50 years. During World War II, Walter served in the U.S. Navy and participated in the Normandy Invasion. Following the war, he enlisted in the U.S. Army and retired in 1955, after 14 years of military service. He retired from Cardinal Cushing Hospital after working as a machinist engineer for 30 years. Walter was a craftsman who possessed many talents and enjoyed being a poet, tailor, historian and storyteller. His true joy was his family especially spending time with his grandchildren, great-grandchildren and his beloved Yorkie, Molly. In addition to his wife Rita, Walter is survived by his three daughters, Kathleen T. Dulong, Karen R. Hull and Nancy M. Colarusso and her husband Carl Jr. He also leaves nine grandchildren, many great-grandchildren and two great great-grandchildren. All services will be private. To send a condolence please visit www.conleyfuneralhome.com or Facebook at Conley Funeral & Cremation Service.
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Published in The Enterprise on Aug. 21, 2014