Worked as a welder in World War II

Published in the January 19, 2017 edition

LucyWalkerObit-webLucy (Dinn) Walker – 98, of Salem, formerly of Stoneham, North Reading, Dorchester and Gloucester, died Thursday, January 12, at The Lafayette in Marblehead.

Born in Gloucester, MA on November 8, 1918, she was the daughter of the late James and Mary Lillian (Carew) Dinn. Lucy was raised in Gloucester and Dorchester and graduated from St. Patrick’s High School in Boston.

Lucy worked as a housekeeper at Carney Hospital in Dorchester and during World War II as a welder. She was a former resident of North Reading for over thirty years and attended St. Theresa’s Church.

She was intelligent, thoughtful, generous, kind, adventurous and had a wonderful sense of humor. She had brains, beauty, sophistication, poise and class. Her faith never waivered. She loved to travel and see new places, she enjoyed gardening, golfing, nature and painting. Lucy loved tea and drank it all day, you could say, she was a one of a kind. She was compassionate and full of forgiveness, she loved her family and everyone had a special place in her heart, regardless of the circumstance.

Family members include her son, Jacob Donat of Lexington; grandchildren, Sheila M. Walker of Wakefield, Sharon Nerboso of Belmont and Josh Donati of Littleton; great grandchildren, Jack Donati, Lilly Nerboso and Jared McMahan.

Her funeral will be held from the Croswell Funeral Home, 19 Bow Street, North Reading on Thursday, January 19 at 8:45 AM, followed by a 10 AM Funeral Mass at St. Theresa’s Church, 63 Winter Street (Rt. 62), North Reading. Calling hours will be held on Wednesday, January 18 from 6 to 8 PM. Burial will be in St. Joseph’s Cemetery in West Roxbury. Memorial donations may be made in her memory to: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, PO Box 1000, Dept.142, Memphis, TN 38101-9908.