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“Our thoughts and prayers are with you!!! We love you dearly - love always Ann, Erica Rob and kids ”
1 of 10 | Posted by: Erica Ouellette - Manchester, NH

“Ann ~ I'm so sorry for the passing of your life partner and best friend. For me you have been an inspirational couple navigating challenges with a...Read More »
2 of 10 | Posted by: Patricia Huxley-Cohen - DE

“Tom and family, We are so sorry to hear our the loss of your father. Our thoughts are with you during this difficult time.Matthew McNeffDavid J....Read More »
3 of 10 | Posted by: Matthew McNeff - Watertown, MA

“Anne God bless and deepest prayers to you.I keep thinking I will wake up from this dream..Walter was a great man, a greater friend . most of allhe...Read More »
4 of 10 | Posted by: Jon -Donna Gansenberg - NH

“So sorry to read about Walter's passing, our thoughts and prayers are with you Anne and family....our deepest sympathy. ”
5 of 10 | Posted by: Vince & Terrie Goforth - LOWELL, MA

“Hello Anne, We are so sorry to learn of Walter's passing. Hugs to you and your family. Deb & Mike - Wadleigh Falls Camp Ground. ”
6 of 10 | Posted by: Deb Lynch - Kittery Point, ME

“Anne, Wally and Tommy, I am so very sorry for your loss. Saying a Prayer for all of you. God Bless,Paul Leahy ”
7 of 10 | Posted by: Paul Leahy - Newtonville, MA

“I am sorry for your loss. ”
8 of 10 | Posted by: Cynthia Patterson - Sturbridge, MA

“I am so sorry for your loss ”
9 of 10 | Posted by: Cynthia Patterson - Sturbridge, MA

“My heart goes out to all of you. Anne - we shared so many good times with you and your family over the years. I loved Walter and don't remember a...Read More »
10 of 10 | Posted by: Bob Huxley - Windham, NH - Family

Mr. Walter H. Paschal, of Waltham, died Sunday, April 28, 2019 in Newton-Wellesley Hospital. He was 74.

Born on October 22, 1944 in Bridgeport, Connecticut he was a son of the late Harold J. and Bertha G. (Turner) Paschal. He was raised and educated in Boston's Back Bay neighborhood. Walter met Brighton native Anna L. Riley as a young man when he attended a dance at the YMCA. They later married on January 9, 1965 and have been Waltham residents for over 45 years. And for over 54 years they were one another's best friend, companion and chauffeur on life's wonderful journey.

Walter worked as a truck driver for many years, primarily with Local #25 Teamsters Union retiring in 1995 due to illness.

He loved summers at Wadleigh Falls Campground in Lee, New Hampshire and snowmobiling in the winter. He was the number one supporter of his son's athletics as well his grandchildren. His son Walter is the girls' basketball coach for Framingham State University and they recently played against Salem State where his granddaughter, Courtney plays. He cheered enthusiastically and loyally for both teams. He congratulated his son on a great effort but was able to hug his granddaughter Courtney, as her 3-pointer won the game for her team!

In addition to his wife, Anna, he leaves his sons, Walter H. Paschal (Stephanie) of Holden and Thomas G. Paschal (Joan) of Waltham; his grandchildren, Steven Cobb (Stephanie), Courtney Paschal, Abby and Logan Paschal; brother of the late John G. Paschal; also survived by many nieces & nephews and in-laws.

Family and friends will honor and remember Walter's life by gathering for calling hours in The Joyce Funeral Home, 245 Main Street (Rte. 20), Waltham on Friday, May 3rd from 4:00 - 8:00 p.m. Burial in Mount Feake Cemetery is private.

Memorials in Walter's name may be made to American Heart Association, 300 5th Avenue, Waltham, MA 02451.