Walter S. Wolcott (Wally), 77

Sep 8, 2022

Walter S. Wolcott (Wally), 77 of West Wareham, MA passed away on September 7, 2022 at St Luke’s Hospital in New Bedford MA after a lengthy illness. Wally was born in Hyannis MA on June 7, 1945 to Marion S (Harrub) Wolcott and Roderick Stanley Wolcott.

Survivors include his loving wife of 24 years Donna M Wolcott, two sons Walter S Wolcott Jr and his wife Doreen of West Wareham and Wayne J Wolcott of Fairhaven. His stepdaughter Julie McAllister and her husband Michael of Wareham, his stepson James Harper and his wife Robin of Edgartown. Wally is survived by five grandchildren and his sister Joyce Wolcott Stobbart of El Paso Texas, many nieces, nephews and friends. Wally is predeceased by his sister Dorothy Ladson, his brothers Ronald Wolcott and Roderick Wolcott Jr. Wally was the former husband of the late Kathleen Atwood Wolcott.

Wally worked as a mechanic for Bournes Transportation in Brockton for many years where he made countless lifelong friends and was a proud member of the Teamsters Union. Wally was an owner grower for Ocean Spray Cranberries. He managed and operated his own cranberry bog, Squirrel Island Farm. Wally worked on and maintained cranberry bogs since he was a small child, it’s probably fair to say his heart was out on the bog, except on those pesky frost nights! Wally truly enjoyed getting his hands dirty and could fix anything with an engine and wheels while having fun doing it!

Later in life Wally enjoyed spending time at his home with his devoted wife Donna and their dog George while smoking an occasional Parodi cigar and sharing a lifetime of stories.

Visiting hours are from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, September 14, 2022 at Chapman Funerals & Cremations- WAREHAM, 2599 Cranberry Hwy., Wareham. A graveside service will follow at 11:30 a.m. at Agawam Cemetery, Stillman Memorial Dr. & Great Neck Rd., Wareham.

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