Loretta Berry Walker
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Loretta Berry Walker
  • November 2, 1931 - December 4, 2017
  • Niantic, Connecticut

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Loretta Berry Walker, 86, of East Lyme, passed away on December 4, 2017, at home. She was born on November 2, 1931, the daughter of Alfred M. Berry, Sr. and Margaret Dunion Berry, and raised in Norwich, CT. She married Carleton S. Walker on July 2, 1960. He predeceased her in 1995.

Mrs. Walker graduated from Norwich Free Academy in 1949 and Connecticut College in 1953. She was a teacher for over 20 years, most recently a Spanish teacher at Lyme-Old High School for 14 years, retiring in 1988. She was active in the East Lyme Garden Club, East Lyme Information Center, and a member of the Niantic Bay Yacht Club. She loved reading, gardening, playing bridge and watching Notre Dame football games.

Mrs. Walker is survived by her two sons, C. Michael Walker and his wife Laurie of Old Lyme, and Matthew Walker and his wife Rose of Lexington, MA; grandchildren C. Andrew, Elizabeth, and Russell Walker; brother Ronald Berry and his wife Mary of Old Lyme; sister Barbara Impelliteri of State College, PA; sister-in-law Lucille Berry of Norwich and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by her siblings Alfred Berry, Jr., and Shirley Stefaniak.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday December 16, 2017 at 11am at Christ The King Church, McCurdy Rd., Old Lyme. Donations in her memory may be made to the East Lyme Library, 39 E. Society Rd, Niantic, CT 06357. To sign the online guest book visit www.fultontherouxoldlyme.com.