WALTER HAROLD MCNAMARA COLCHESTER - Walter Harold McNamara, 83, died Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013, in the Birchwood Terrace Health Care in Burlington. Walter was born on Aug. 29, 1929, in Burlington, the son of Harold and May Thelma (Michaud) McNamara. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy and Air Force and continued with the Army National Guard. Mac retired from Vermont Structural Steel, following several years of employment. He is survived by his wife, Theresa LaBarge McNamara of Colchester; children, Donald McNamara and wife, Debbie, of Essex, Colleen Moore and husband, Larry, of Mexico, Mo., Danny McNamara and wife, Kristin, of Georgia, and Lori Prior and husband, Daryl, of Santa Fe, Mo.; stepchildren, Mary Chamberlin and husband, Carl, of South Carolina, Lori Billings of Burlington, Cindy Bent and companion, David Coyle, of Maine, Shirley Williams and companion, Robert Simard, of Starksboro, and Lisa Billings of Winooski; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; sisters, Betty Lestage and husband, Paul, of Burlington, and Marian Porter of Charlotte; and several nieces and nephews. Mac was predeceased by his son, David in 1996; brother, John; and brother-in-law, Richard Porter. A graveside service, with full military honors, will be held in the spring in the Colchester Village Cemetery. Online condolences may be made to www.minorfh.com.
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Published in The Burlington Free Press on Feb. 23, 2013