Estella F. Walter
July 13, 1924 – November 1, 2019
Estella F. Walter age 95, a longtime resident of Clinton, CT, passed away on Friday, November 1, 2019 in the comfort care/hospice unit at Middlesex Memorial Hospital. Born in Cuba, MO to Ralph and Mattie Cranmer, she was the youngest daughter of nine children whose names all began with "E". She met and married her loving husband, Leonard T. Walter in St. Louis, MO during World War II. They were married for 74 years.
After the war, she and Leonard moved to Clinton, CT were they began their married life. Stella worked at various jobs in town and eventually became the helpmate and office manager for the businesses that she and Leonard owned. Stella and Leonard retired in 1978 and spent many years traveling with friends and family.
While in Clinton, Stella was involved in her church, The First Church of Christ Congregational and in the American Legion Auxiliary. Stella and Leonard enjoyed square dancing and participated in many dance clubs. Sewing was one of her favorite activities and she proudly made many of her own outfits for square dancing. Stella made many quilts for her family and also enjoyed painting pictures. Spending time with her family was always important to her and she loved visiting with her children and grandchildren.
Stella is survived by her husband Leonard, her daughter Beverly Cyr (Guy Cyr), her son Bill Walter (Caroline Walter), her granddaughter Michelle Cyr (Emily Golinsky), her grandsons Dylan Walter, Marc Cyr (Jillian Cyr) and Jason Walter (Meredith Walter), two great grandchildren Maris Walter and Joshua Cyr and many nieces and nephews.
The family would like to give a special thanks to Stella's caregiver Elizabeth and the nurses and staff of the comfort care unit at Middlesex Hospital who made her final days so much better.
A memorial service for Stella will be held on Saturday, November 9, 2019 at 11:00 am at The First Church of Christ Congregational Located on 55 Church Road Clinton, CT. Swan Funeral Home Located on 80 E. Main St Clinton, CT 06413 had been entrusted with the arrangements.
- Memorial Service Saturday, November 9, 2019