Walter O. Noyes, 85, of Holbrook, died August 6, 2014 at South Shore Hospital in Weymouth after a brief illness. He was the husband of Lorraine P. (Gaye) Gillespie Noyes. Born in Brookton, Maine on August 4, 1929, a son of the late Vinal and Gladdys (Craig) Noyes, he was raised in Lee, Maine and was a graduate of Lee Academy. A veteran of the U.S. Army during the Korean War, he served as a corporal and was three time bronze star award recipient. Upon discharge Walter reenlisted in the U.S. Army reserves serving his country until March of 1957 when he was honorably discharged. He attended tree surgeon school in Maryland. He was employed as a tree surgeon and was employed by several tree companies including Bridgewater Highway Department, Bartlett Tree Experts, Maltby & Company, and retiring from Asplundh Tree Expert Company. During his career Walter created safety diagrams for OSHA concerning tree safety. An avid nature enthusiast he treasured time spent with his grandchildren. His hobbies included restoring antiques furniture and writing poetry. Walter appreciated his walks to Stanneys Restaurant in Holbrook for his morning coffee and home fries. Walter is survived by his two adult children, Andrew Noyes and his wife Ruth of Bridgewater and Cindy Noyes Quinn and her husband Dermot Quinn of Edgartown; his stepchildren, Diane Wilhoite of NM, Donald Gillespie of Ashland and Mark Gillespie of Groveland; a brother, Vinal Noyes of Maine; his grandchildren, Alexis Marshall, Shawn Quinn, Lila Quinn and Saren Quinn; a great-grandchild, Sidney Walter Marshall; and several nieces and nephews. He was also the brother of the late Stephen Noyes, Leonard Noyes and Lola Piers and stepfather of the late Cheryl Swanson. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the funeral on Monday at 9:00 a.m. in Kane Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 605 Washington Street (Rte.138) Easton. Interment will follow with military honors in the Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne at 11:00 a.m. Visiting hours on Sunday 2-5 p.m. In lieu of flowers donations in Walters memory may be sent to the Massachusetts Audubon Society, 208 South Great Road, Lincoln, MA. 01773. For directions or condolences visit www.kanefuneralhome.com.
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Published in The Enterprise on Aug. 9, 2014