Walter Dropo

Walter Dropo January 30, 1923-December 17, 2010 Moosup-DROPO, Walter "Moose" - former Red Sox first baseman &1950 Rookie of the Year passed away peacefully, Dec. 17, 2010 at the age 87. Walter is survived by Elizabeth; his daughters, Carla & her husband, Tom Welch of Beverly, Christina & her husband, Vladian Hogea of California, a daughter-in-law Susan Dropo of Sandwich; two sisters, Emily & her husband Roger Harrington of Dayville, Connecticut & Zurka Alfieri of Groton, Connecticut. He was predeceased by his beloved son, Jeffrey, brothers, Milton & George & brother-in-law Nicholas Alfieri. Walter also has five grandchildren, Jennifer, Elizabeth, & Alexander Dropo of Sandwich, MA, Sarah & Nicole Welch of Beverly, MA, four nieces, Cindy Alfieri of New Jersey, Joanne Alfieri & her husband Eric Wolfe of Connecticut, Sandy & Dianne Wise of Seattle, Washington, three nephews, Carl of Dayville, Connecticut & Paul Harrington of Brooklyn, Connecticut, William Wise of Alaska & a grand nephew, Nolan Harrington. His funeral service will be held at St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church, 41 Alewife Brook Parkway, Cambridge, MA, Thursday, December 23, 2010 at 10 a.m. relatives & friends are invited to attend. Visiting hours at the Campbell-Lee, Moody, Russell Funeral Home, 525 Cabot St, Beverly MA Wednesday, December 22, from 4-8 p.m. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Walter's name to the National Brain Tumor Society, 124 Watertown Street, Suite 2D, Watertown, MA 02472, or the Jimmy Fund, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, 10 Brookline Place West, 6th Floor, Brookline MA 02445, Information, directions and condolences at

Published in Norwich Bulletin on Dec. 20, 2010