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Walter J. Aspinwall

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Walter J. Aspinwall, 84, died in the Hellenic Nursing and Rehabilitation Facility in Stoughton, Friday, Jan. 29, 2010. Born and raised in Brookline, he was the son of the late Merton E. and Elizabeth F. (Kennedy) Aspinwall. He graduated from Brookline High School with the Class of 1946 and went on to attend Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts. Mr. Aspinwall raised his family in Norwood, Massachusetts, before retiring to Wolfeboro, N.H., where he spent the last 25 years. He served his country during World War II in the U.S. Navy. He was assigned to the USS Hancock as a radioman, where he took part in the D-Day invasion on Normandy Beach in France. Mr. Aspinwall worked as a civil engineer for the New England Telephone Company for 36 years. He was a member of the American Legion in Wolfeboro, N.H.; the Pioneers of America; the Norwood Elks; and the USS Hancock Association where he served as a past President. He also managed the World Champion Norwood Debonaires. Mrs. Aspinwall was a volunteer at the Wright World War II Museum in Wolfeboro, N.H. In his spare time, Mr. Aspinwall enjoyed both golfing and boating. Beloved husband of Marion F. (Smithers) Aspinwall. Loving father of Walter J. Aspinwall, Jr. of Foxborough, Linda J. Aspinwall of Hingham, Patrice M. Rizzo of Brookfield, N.H., John F. Aspinwall of Norwood, Nancy A. Christenson of Norwood, Robert M. Aspinwall of E. Walpole, and Barbara A. Good of Breckenridge, Colo. Cherished grandfather of Jason, Jonathan, Jesse, Gabriel, Luke, Matthew, Karli, Sarah, Peter, Jr., Walter, Isabella, Liana, Ian, Ariel, Danielle, Caroline, Elizabeth, Leroy, and Elyse. Brother of the late Merton J. Aspinwall. Also survived by Chuck, Wendy, and Bonnie. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend the Mass of Christian Burial that will be celebrated at Saint Catherine's Church Washington Street (Route 1A) Norwood on Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2010, at 9 a.m. Visiting hours are Monday, Feb. 1, 2010, from 4-8 p.m., in the James H. Delaney & Son Funeral Home, 48 Common St. Walpole. Interment will take place in New Hampshire in the spring. Memorial donations may be made to: Multiple Myeloma Association 12650 Riverside Drive, Suite 206 North Hollywood, CA 91607-3421.

Published in Norwood Bulletin from Feb. 1 to Feb. 8, 2010
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