FRANKLIN - Kevin J. Waltos, 44, a longtime resident of Franklin died at his home, Wednesday, January 16, 2013 with his family at his side. Kevin fought a long courageous battle with cancer.
Kevin was born in, Lowell, Mass., March 9, 1968, son of Louis J. Waltos, Jr. and Barbara L. (Richardson) Waltos. He moved to Franklin from Lowell, Mass. over 35 years ago. He was a 1986 graduate of Franklin High School where he was active with the school sports programs. He was a self employed stone mason and credited much of his experience and success to his mentor and longtime friend, Albie Sanborn. Kevin enjoyed the outdoors, especially snowmobiling. He enjoyed fishing all year. He was a member of the Lakes Region Snowmobile Club. Kevin enjoyed fun trips with his partner Lynn, and the last of many was an eventful trip to Mount Washington. Kevin enjoyed the friendship of many and leaves special friends he shared life with, especially, Sean Riberdy and John George who were always there for Kevin, including his last journey to be with those who predeceased him. Kevin's family will be forever grateful for the HSCU staff and Dr. John Hill at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon for their care and support over the last three years.
Kevin was predeceased by, his grandparents, Louis J. Waltos, Sr. and Mary A. (Nascimento) Waltos; brother John F. Bastis and his father, Louis J. Waltos, Jr. who died in 2011.
He leaves, his mother Barbara L. (Richardson) Waltos of Northfield; his mom Nancy R. (Aitken) Waltos of Franklin; his brother Brian L. Waltos and his wife Patricia of Northfield; his sister Sheri L. Gonthier of Manchester; his longtime partner and caregiver Lynn Christopher of Franklin; nieces and nephews Kristen and Brian (Jr.) Waltos, Evan Gonthier and Savanah and Thomas Bastis; his aunt Anna M. Dragon and her husband Paul of Canterbury; his uncle Robert Hughes of Lochmere; and cousins.
Calling hours will be Tuesday, January 22nd, from 5 to 8 p.m., at the William F. Smart Sr. Memorial Home, Franklin-Tilton Road in Tilton.
Family burial will be later in the spring at Franklin Cemetery in Franklin.
In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make memorial contributions in Kevin's name to the Franklin Booster Club, C/O Skip Dubois, 518 Prospect Street, Franklin, NH 03235.
For more information go to www.smartfuneralhome.com