Walter Everett Dartley, Jr. Print E-mail

Walter Everett Dartley, Jr.


Beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother and uncle;

Walter Everett Dartley Jr., 81, passed away peacefully in the company of his family on Thursday, March 28, 2019.

Born and raised in College Point and Bayside, Queens, New York, Walter spent much of his life devoted to the cause of the Society of St Vincent dePaul and was an avid collector of many interesting things including logo golf balls and pens.

A proud veteran Sergeant in the US Army, serving in the Military Police, the phrase “shave, shower and shine” was his motto.

Walter was a marketing representative for both Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Massachusetts and Fallon Community Health Plan for 30 years.

Walter enjoyed cribbage, poker, and golf and was a member of the Campbell Division 19 of the Ancient Order of Hibernians.

He was an active member of the Immaculate Conception Church. In addition to St Vincent dePaul, Walter was an usher and member of the Nocturnal Adoration Society, the Holy Name Society and the Oblate Mission Guild.

Walter is survived by his wife Patricia, on whom he doted, and his daughter Maura Dartley-Rocco, son-in-law Todd Rocco and granddaughters Caitríona and Céire Rocco as well as his sister Margaret H. St. Peter, niece Patricia M. (Jeffrey) Doherty, nephew Gerald W. (Jamie) St. Peter, sisters and brothers-in-law Eleana T. Brennan, Edward J. (Paulette) Brennan, and Thomas W. (Suzanne) Brennan; nieces and nephews, Mary Anna Brennan, Ellen (John) Spoehr, Joseph (Amy) Brennan, Jonathan Brennan, Martina (Richard Hanrahan) Brennan, Bridget (Richard Moon) Brennan, Kathleen Brennan, Alicia (Edward) Swiatek and Edward Brennan as well as many cherished grand-nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his mother, Mary Carlotta (Dowling) Dartley, his father, Walter E. Dartley Sr., his brother-in-law Gerald R. St. Peter and niece Ann Margaret Carey.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend his Funeral Mass to be celebrated Tuesday morning at the IMMACULATE CONCEPTION CHURCH in LOWELL at 11 o’clock followed by burial at St. Mary Cemetery in Tewksbury. There will be no calling hours. E-condolences/directions at In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the St Vincent dePaul Society of the Immaculate Conception Church, 3 Fayette Street, Lowell MA 01852 or EC Week, Camp Fatima 32 Fatima Rd., Gilmanton, NH 03837 or Arrangements by Funeral Director James F. O’Donnell, Jr. (978) 458-8768.



Condolences (3)
  • Dennis Thompson  - Friend
    I worked with Walter in Walthan and we had a great connection and I laughed many time with the Sargent. He was a asset and blessing to whoever or whatever he came in contact. He always spoke of Church, Family and especially of his daughter Maura, with love and devotion. We salute you Walter.
  • Jim & JoAnn Dowling  - Cousin Jay-Thoughts and Prayers
    JoAnn and I want to express our sincere condolences to Pat, Peg and the rest of the Dartley and St. Peter families. It's always a sad time when someone you have known for most of your life has passed away. We are sorry that we could not be with you to at this time. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
  • Clare Dowling
    Pat, I was so sorry to hear of Walters death. I always thought a lot of him. Pleasant and polite he was. You guys are really going through a sad time this past year. I think of you and will remember you all in my prayers. Clare
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