Worked at Transitron

Published in the January 8, 2016 edition

Carol-Walker-1-8-15-webOLD ORCHARD BEACH, Maine — Carol Ann (Lank) Walker, 74, of Old Orchard Beach, Maine, formerly of Melrose, died at Seal Rock Healthcare in Saco, Maine on Dec. 28 of Lupus.
Carol was born and raised in Melrose. She graduated from Melrose High School, Class of 1959, and was a lifelong resident of Melrose before moving to Old Orchard Beach 10 years ago. She married her husband Charles Walker in June of 1960. They had a son, Charles A. Walker Jr. a loving daughter-in-law Beth of Old Orchard Beach; and two wonderful grandchildren, Chase and Jack.
Carol worked at Transitron in Melrose and Wakefield, at the Knitting Mills in Malden as a secretary, for Faulkner Cleaners in Melrose and at General Tire in Reading. Her favorite job was being a homemaker. She loved decorating and working in her home. On the weekends, Charlie and Carol would cater parties at the Marcou Club in Stoneham, where they enjoyed the monthly parties and befriended many good friends during that time. During her earlier years, Carol sang in the choir at Forestdale Community Church in Malden, where she met and married her husband.
Charlie and Carol were very proud of their only son, Charlie Jr., who owns his own plumbing business in Ocean Park and Old Orchard Beach, Maine. Their greatest happiness and joy are their two loving grandsons, Chase and Jack, who have given more love they ever dreamed possible. Carol was the caring sister of Linda Lee and her late husband Eugene of Hull; and the late Eleanor “Dolly” Hoyt. She is also survived by many nieces, nephews and friends.
Visitation was held at the Gately Funeral Home, 79 West Foster St., Melrose, on Wednesday, Dec. 30, followed by a funeral service on Thursday, Dec. 31. Burial took place at Wyoming Cemetery in Melrose. Memorial contributions may be made to the Lupus Foundation of New England, 40 Speen St #101, Framingham MA 01701. To send a message of condolence, visit