Leo P. Gallagher & Son Funeral Home

31 Arch Street, Greenwich, CT


Walter Anthony McCoy

January 5, 1929January 10, 2020

Walter Anthony McCoy, age 91, of Greenwich died Friday, January 10. He was born January 5, 1929 in NYC to Selma and Walter Ambrose McCoy, MD. Walter was predeceased by his sister, Dorothy McCoy Horan. He is survived by his brother-in-law, Robert W. Horan; and two nephews, John L. Horan (Catherine) and Robert W. Horan, Jr. of Old Greenwich.

Walter graduated Campion Jesuit High School (WI) before entering Georgetown University. During his sophomore year the Korean War began and he volunteered with the U.S. Navy serving aboard aircraft carrier U.S.S. Lake Champlain (CVA-39). After the war he finished studies at Columbia University. He then embarked on a career in sales and marketing with International Shoe Company; San Francisco Examiner; Hearst Advertising Service; Parents Magazine; and real estate.

He had love of the sea and took pleasure in piloting his Grand Banks along the Atlantic coast. On land his interests were equestrian and became a skilled horseman.

Walter was a decades-long resident of Greenwich where he passed, and prior homes in Carlyle (IL), San Francisco (CA), Pound Ridge (NY), and Palm Beach (FL).

Family will receive friends at Leo P. Gallagher Funeral Home, 31 Arch Street, Greenwich, Tuesday, January 21, 4-6 pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Michael the Archangel Church, 469 North Street, Greenwich, Wednesday, January 22, 10:30 am. Interment follows at Woodlawn Cemetery, Bronx, NY.


  • Calling Hours Tuesday, January 21, 2020
  • Funeral Mass Wednesday, January 22, 2020
  • Interment Wednesday, January 22, 2020


Walter Anthony McCoy

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