Walter F. Conrad Sr.

December 10, 1925April 20, 2014
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Retired Marblehead Firefighter Walter F. Conrad, Sr., age 88, of Marblehead, died on Sunday, April 20, 2014 at a local nursing home after a lengthy illness. He was the husband of the late Mary (Davidson) Conrad. Born in Marblehead and a lifelong resident, he was the son of the late Hiram and Leonie (Amirault) Conrad. A U .S .Navy veteran of WWII, he served in the Asiatic-Pacific Theatre, and was a member of V.F.W. Post 2005, Marblehead. For 30 years Walter was a firefighter of the Town of Marblehead. During that time, a few times he served as acting Lieutenant. He also worked as a painter and wall paper hanger. He loved to sing, travel and build things. He also loved country music and especially enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and his pets. He was the father of Walter F. Conrad, Jr. and his wife Cheryl of Marblehead, Paul G. Conrad and his wife Deborah of FL and Marblehead, Elaine Ellers and the late Frank of Lake Worth, FL, and Mark F. Conrad and his wife Elaine of Danvers. He also leaves a sister Margaret McCoy of FL, eleven grandchildren Jason, Paul, Jr., Alyssa, Rachel, Carly, Brett and his wife Kayla, Kristen, Drew, Samantha, Heather and Todd, three great-grandchildren Emma, Bradley and Jacob, and many nieces and nephews. He was also the brother of the late Leo, James, William, Louis, Ernie, Frank, Rose, Muriel and Helen Conrad, Betty Morin, Dora Washburn and Lil Massei. His Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, May 1, 2014 at 11 AM in the Eustis & Cornell Funeral Home 142 Elm Street, Marblehead. Burial in Waterside Cemetery, Marblehead. Visiting hours on Wednesday April 30th from 4-7 PM. Donations in his memory may be made to the American Diabetes Assn., 330 Congress Street, 5th Floor, Boston, MA 02210, or to Care Dimensions, 75 Sylvan Street, Suite B102, Danvers, MA 01923, or to the Marblehead Firefighters Scholarship Fund, One Ocean Avenue, Marblehead, MA 01945.


  • Visitation Wednesday, April 30, 2014
  • Funeral Service Thursday, May 1, 2014

Walter F. Conrad Sr.

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Lynne Drizen

April 30, 2014

With deepest sympathy in the loss of your Dad.Your family is in out hearts and prayers. God Bless.
Lynne Drizen and family

Paula Phipps

April 29, 2014

My Sympathies in the loss of your Dad, I am volunteer dog therapist at the nursing facility, he was a gentleman and Nina and I will miss him.

Denise Wolff

April 29, 2014

We offer our sincere condolences to Walter, Paul & Debbie, Elaine & Mark and their extended families on the passing of your dad.
Mike, Denise, Kenny & Diane Alkonis

Bill & Kathy McKay

April 26, 2014

Walter & Paul
Sorry to hear of your father's passing.

William Hart

April 25, 2014

Paul, sorry to hear about you're father.

John Mitchell

April 25, 2014

So sorry to hear of your loss. So many great memories of you all back in the day on Curtis Street. My deepest condolences to all of you.

Deborah Conrad

April 25, 2014

Dear Walter, I was so lucky to have had you and Mary for the best in-laws for so long! I'll always remember how much you took such loving care of Paul Jr and Alyssa since the day they were born! We will all miss you dearly. Love, Debbie

Cheryl Conrad

April 24, 2014

Dear Dad. I feel very fortunate to have known you. I have fond memories of backyard BBQ's to nursing home cookouts, dinners and shows. You will be missed very much. Love cheryl

Eileen Roberts

April 24, 2014

Sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers to all.

Debra Jadick

April 22, 2014

Thoughts and prayers are being sent to the family. Rest in Peace Great Uncle Walter