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METHUEN, MA - Walter G. Deschene, age 82, of Methuen, passed away on February 3, 2018, surrounded by his loving family. Walter was born in Lawrence, on April 12, 1935, to the late Ludger and Cecile (Maurice) Deschene. He was a shipper and driver for Merrimack Valley Wood Products for 35 years. Walter was also a former communicant of Our Lady of Good Counsel-St. Theresa's Parish. Walter enjoyed playing cards, and summer camping trips.
Walter was the beloved husband of the late Elaine "Margaret" (Fluet) Deschene, with whom he shared 53 years of marriage. He was the devoted father of Darlene Gaudette, and her husband, Mark, of Salem, N.H., and the late Denise Schindler. Walter was the dear brother of Raymond Deschene, and his wife, Marie, of Florida, and James Deschene, and his wife, Gloria, of Methuen. He was the loving grandfather of Kara Bowles, and her husband, Jason, and Kurt Schindler. Walter was the cherished great-grandfather of Brooklyn, and Baylee. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews, and a special neighbor Nicole, and her family.
Friends and guests are invited to call on Tuesday, February 6, 2018, from 4 to 7 p.m., at the Kenneth H. Pollard Funeral Home, 233 Lawrence St., Methuen. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Wednesday, February 7, 2018, at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Good Counsel-St. Theresa's Parish of Methuen. Interment to follow at a later date at Elmwood Cemetery of Methuen. In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that donations in Walter's memory be made to the High Pointe Hospice House, 360 North Ave., Haverhill, MA 01830. For directions, and online guestbook, please visit the funeral home website, www.pollardfuneralhome.com. The Kenneth H. Pollard Funeral Home is honored to serve the Deschene Family.
Published on February 5, 2018
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