Walter E. Grierson

February 6, 1941March 11, 2013

Walter E. Grierson, longtime resident of Greenwich, CT passed away on March 11, 2013 at his home. He was born in Greenwich on February 6th, 1941 to the late Thomas Grierson and Jane (Newton) Merry and later step-father Harold Merry. He started his education at Brunswick school, and graduated from Greenwich High school in 1959. As a teen, he worked at Round Hill Service station, and volunteered at Round Hill Fire Company. He married Josephine (Joey) Ziemba in 1964. After serving in the US Army as a tank mechanic, he became a Firefighter for the Town of Greenwich where he worked at Central, Old Greenwich, and Glenville firehouses for 30 years until his retirement. He was an active coxswain for the U.S. Coast Guard Auxillary, and a lifetime member of Glenville Fire Dept. He is survived by 2 children, Robert (Jennifer) Grierson and Deanna Intrieri;and 5 Grandchildren: David, Matthew and Amanda Intrieri, and Madelyn and Ryan Grierson. He enjoyed boating and loved the water, and was a longtime sponsor of Ducks Unlimited. He loved spending time with family and especially his grandchildren. He was always helping them with projects, and teaching them to respect nature. He was very social and adored by all who knew him. He would never pass up an opportunity for a cold beer and good conversation with friends. Calling hours will be Tuesday March 19th from 4-8pm at the Leo P. Gallagher & Son funeral home, 31 Arch St. in Greenwich. Funeral Services will be held Wednesday morning at 10 am at the funeral home. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Glenville Fire Department. Online condolences may be made to



  • Calling Hours Tuesday, March 19, 2013
  • Funeral Services Wednesday, March 20, 2013


  • Interment will be Private

Walter E. Grierson

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Deirdre Rinehart-Nicholls

April 12, 2013

Dear Griersons, I have many terrific memories of Walt all through my adolescence & early twenties. Great times spent at the beach and 'back country' with both Walt & Joey! (the 50's & 60's) Riding around in his 2seater Tbird.....those were the days:) My Dad & Walt were Volunteer Firemen together in Round Hill. He was a great Eagle Scout and a super fireman too.
Just a great guy! My sincere sympathy & condolences & love.

April 2, 2013


Susan Dluz

April 1, 2013

Grierson Family, It's been many years since I lived in Greenwich, but I always remember Walt, driving in his Jeep, with a smile on his face, and a warm welcome. Be at Peace!

March 24, 2013

deanna and family so sorry to here about your dad. my prays are with you . cathy imbrogno gerardi and roseann imbrogno

Richard Jaccheo

March 24, 2013

Hey Rob sorry for the loss of your father!! may he rest in peace!! my condolence.

Barb Smith

March 20, 2013

Hi My name is barb i worked for the Rhines so i knew your father , sorry for your loss. my prayers are with you.

Richard & Maureen Detmer

March 20, 2013

With our deepest and heartfelt condolences.

March 19, 2013

Dearest Dee and Family:

What a fine man your Dad Walter was. He was handsome beyond any Hollywood standards.

He was also honorable and he had a good sense of humor. I hope YOU, his daughter Dee, and your brother, whom I've never met, know how lucky you are to have a fine father like Walter. He set standards for you all to live by. My own father did that for me, and I'm grateful for it.

I know you will always keep your Dad's loving, beautiful image alive for your kids.

I hope your children understand that their Grandpa, Walter, would never leave them, because he loved them terribly, without reservation, beauteously. Your grandpa wanted them to thrive in their lives! He wanted nothing but the best for them!

It is the saddest thing for me not to be with you all. I used to live in Amenia; it breaks my heart not to be with you and your children, Dee, at this time.

All my love to you. Margaret Swendseid

March 19, 2013

To Walt's Family,
We are so sorry for your loss. Walt will be missed very much.
The Officers, Governors, and Members of
the Mianus River Boat & Yacht Club.

William Timmerman

March 19, 2013

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.