William Walker, Jr., 81

Apr 22, 2021

William Walker, Jr., 81, of Wareham, died Sunday, April 18, 2021, at St. Luke’s Hospital in New Bedford. He was the husband of Mary Ruth (Robidoux) Walker. They had been married for 59 years.

Born in Middleboro, and a lifelong resident of Wareham, he was the son of the late Verna (Westgate) and William Walker, Sr. 

Mr. Walker was a member of Teamster’s Local # 653 in Easton and was a machine operator and forklift driver for Ocean Spray for 35 years.

He enjoyed sitting on park benches throughout Wareham and “people-watching.” He also enjoyed playing cards and horseshoes, and loved listening to 50’s oldies music.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Ruth; his daughters, Brenda Santarpio of Wylie, TX and Mary Pacheco of New Bedford; his sister, Florence Smart of Middleboro; his grandchildren, Elizabeth Walker, Julia Pacheco, Shawn Nazareth, Domani Santarpio, Sophia Santarpio and Lilliana Santarpio.

Relatives and friends are invited to visit on Mon., Apr. 26, 2021 at Chapman Funerals & Cremations – Wareham, 2599 Cranberry Hwy. (Rt. 28), Wareham from 5 – 7 PM.  Appropriate COVID-19 protocol will be observed including the use of face masks, social distancing and wait times in line due to temporary limited capacity. A graveside service will be held on Tues., Apr. 27, at Center Cemetery, Tihonet Rd., Wareham at 10 AM.

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