Walter H. Andrews, age 87

of Braintree

Walter H. Andrews, age 87

Walter H. Andrews, age 87, of Braintree, formerly of Quincy and Brockton, died peacefully, Friday, January 17, 2020, in the comfort of his home, surrounded by his loving family.

Walter was born in Avon to the late Albert W. and Rose (LaMontagne) Andrews. He was raised in Brockton and had lived in Braintree for six years, previously in Quincy for sixty years.

He was employed as a painter with the MBTA for twenty-seven years.

Walter was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean Conflict and received the Korean Service Medal with 1 bronze service star. He was a member of the Braintree American Legion Post 86.

He was an avid golfer and member of the Braintree Golf Course and enjoyed tenpin bowling.

Walter was a longtime active parishioner of the Our Lady of Good Counsel Church in Quincy where he served as an usher.

He was dedicated to his family and especially proud of his cherished grandchildren. He actively supported all their many activities and accomplishments.

Walter and his wife Susan enjoyed hosting family vacations and celebrations at the legendary “Camp Runamuck” on Lake Squam in New Hampshire for many years.

Beloved husband for sixty-four years of Susan K. (Keefe) Andrews.

Devoted father of Paula R. Smith and her husband Brian of Quincy, Lori R. Andrews of Braintree, Scott C. Andrews of Quincy and his late wife Annmarie.

Loving grandfather of Brian Andrew Smith, Emma Smith, Casey Smith, Christopher Andrews, Kimberly Andrews and twins Sean and Daniel Andrews.

Funeral from the Sweeney Brothers Home for Funerals, 1 Independence Avenue, Quincy, Thursday, January 23rd at 9 a.m. Funeral Mass in Saint John the Baptist Church, 44 School Street, Quincy at 10 o’clock, followed by military honors. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Visiting Hours at the funeral home Wednesday 4 – 7 p.m. Interment Private.

In lieu of flowers, please consider doing an act of kindness in Walter’s memory.


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  • So long to a fine man, and a loving uncle, and a life well lived….
    May you rest in the peace of our Lord.

    Love, Tom and Arlan

  • Paula and entire family. I am so sorry to hear about Walter. He was a wonderful man and will be missed by all who knew him. Thoughts and prayers to you all. Donna and Mary.

  • Paula, Lori and Scott, my thoughts and prayers go out to you and the family. Your dad will be greatly missed by many, many folks. It was along time ago when we were neighbors, but the memories will remain.

  • Paula ,Lori and Scott Im so sad this day has finally come upon us Hopefully Wally can finally get the rest he deserved He was one of my favorite people in the world and I will surely miss him along with many others . God Bless

  • Sue, Paula and family,
    So sorry to hear about the passing of Wally. Everyone at Barry’s had so much fun when you and your gang would come in on Friday nights. He’s on the best golf course now. RIP my friend.


  • Lori and Mrs. Andrews,

    So sorry to read of your recent loss. Keep all the good memories close to your hearts and know that Mr. A. is close by keeping watch on your family.

  • I always looked up to Uncle Wally. He was funny, personable, full of life and he always had a big smile on his face. He had a long, good life and he was active right up until the end. We’ll all miss him, but we’ll always remember that great laugh and big smile!

  • So sorry for your lose. So sorry I couldn’t attend. I remember your dad always had that big smile on his face. Love thoughts and prayers.
    Bob and Marybeth

  • Just found out about Wallys passing so sorry about your loss
    My prayers and condolences to you and your family