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John James Walker

September 12, 1940 - March 28, 2024

Funeral Mass: Wednesday, April 3rd 9:00 a.m. Saint Mary’s Church of Holliston

Burial: Following Mass in Saint Mary’s Cemetery

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John James Walker, 83, of Holliston, passed away on Thursday, March 28, 2024. Born in New Haven, Connecticut, he was the son of the late Dora (Fogarty) and Harold Walker. He was the beloved husband of 57 years to Elizabeth “Betsy” (Roche) Walker.

John was a graduate of Boston College. He worked in risk management insurance and throughout his career worked for Liberty Mutual, St. Vincent’s Hospital, and Mira Ophthalmology. He previously lived in Buffalo Grove, IL and Wallingsford, CT. He was a member of the Knights of Colombus. He enjoyed coaching CYO Little League, softball, baseball, and basketball in his younger years. In his retirement, he loved working at Maple Gate Country Club.

Besides his wife, John is survived by his children, John J. Walker Jr. and his wife, Mary Jane, of Milton, and Timothy M. Walker and his wife, Margaret, of Plymouth. He also leaves behind his siblings, Francis Walker and his wife, Mary, of Cheshire, CT; twin sisters, Betty Catelli and her husband, Armand, of Berlin, CT and Peggy Gaffney of Cheshire, CT; 8 grandchildren, Jake, Max, Charlie, James, Sam, Jack, Shannon, and Connor; and his son-in-law, Ross MacLeod of Cohasset. He is predeceased by his daughter, Elizabeth (Walker) MacLeod who passed away on November 2, 2021.

There will be no calling hours. A funeral Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, April 3rd at 9:00 a.m. at Saint Mary’s Church of Holliston. Burial will follow in the parish cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the National Pancreatic Cancer Foundation, https://www.npcf.us/.