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Air Force Veteran Walter Deegan passes at 89

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Walter Deegan, 89, of Hopkinton, passed away peacefully on January 13, 2023. Born in Somerville, MA on March 3, 1933, he was the son of the late Margaret (Mahoney) and Walter L. Deegan Sr. He was the beloved husband of 46 years to Cheryl (Schiavi) Deegan of Hopkinton.

Walter proudly served our country as a member of the Navy and retired from the Air Force after 22 years of service. He also worked for the Department of Veterans Affairs after his military service. He had an incredible wit, intelligence and a wonderful sense of humor. He was an avid reader, loved doing his crossword puzzles, and especially loved to cook and travel. He was a man who loved deeply, never hesitating to let his loved ones know just how much they meant to him. He is and will be, greatly missed.

Walter is survived by his daughter, Deborah Deegan, and her partner, Denise of San Francisco, California; his sister Janie Ruggerio, and her husband, Augie of Peabody, brother Bill Deegan of Arizona, and numerous Irish relatives whom he adored. He is predeceased by his siblings, George Deegan of Virginia and Patti Anne Wormstead of Malden. He also leaves behind his sister-in-law, Kathy Karrat, and her husband, Michael; brother-in-law, Michael Schiavi, and his wife, Sara, numerous wonderful nieces, nephews, grand-nieces, and grand-nephews.

While serving in the Military in Australia, Walter made wonderful friends who became an extended family. He and his wife would visit them and they would visit as well.

A funeral Mass will be held on Monday, January 23rd at 11:00 a.m. at Saint Matthew’s Church in Southborough. Interment in Bourne National Cemetery will be held at a later date. Arrangements are under the care of the Chesmore Funeral Home of Hopkinton, www.ChesmoreFuneralHome.com In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to either The Jimmy Fund or to Veterans Inc.

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