Joseph R. Wallace of Dover died on October 19, 2013 at MetroWest Medical Center in Natick, Massachusetts. He was 92 years old. Mr. Wallace was born in New Haven, Connecticut. He was a graduate of Hebron Academy and Colby College. He was elected captain of the 1943 Colby hockey and golf teams. In his junior year he was named captain of the All New England Intercollegiate League Hockey Team, the year he set a new league scoring record, previously shared by Ray Chaisson of Boston College and John Chambers of Boston University. He served two years in the U.S. Army Signal Corps during World War II. Mr. Wallace was a Senior Vice President, Partner and Director of Harold Cabot & Co., Inc. He served a term as Director of the American Association of Advertising Agencies. He had a great interest in golf. Mr. Wallace has been a member of Charles River Country Club since 1953 and served as president of Charles River in 1968 and 1969. He was a member of the Massachusetts Golf Association Executive Committee from 1986-1997. He was particularly proud of shooting his age for the first time during his 71st year. Mr. Wallaces wife, and the love of his life, Jacquelyn (Nerney) Wallace, passed away in 1992. He leaves his three beloved daughters, Jacey MacAlpine of Yarmouthport, Tara Wallace Steen of Walpole and J.W. of Dover, five grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his sister-in-law, Patricia McKay of Fort Myers, Florida. A Memorial Service will be held at The Dover Church, 17 Springdale Ave, Dover on Friday, October 25, 2013 at 11:00 AM. Visiting hours in the Eaton Funeral Home 1351 Highland Ave, Needham on Thursday from 4-7 PM. Interment is private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Walker School, 1968 Central Ave, Needham, MA 02492. For obit, directions or to share a memory of Joseph please visit www.eatonfuneralhomes.com
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Published in The Dover Press from Oct. 22 to Oct. 29, 2013
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