Walter J. Lisien Jr, 69, of Westford, MA. died Wednesday, March 30, 2016, at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, MA.
He was the husband of Tina (Kathryn) Hurley Lisien, with whom he would have celebrated their 48th wedding anniversary on July 6th.
Born in Lowell, on January 18, 1947, he was the son of the late Walter and Christine Lisien. He was raised in Lowell and graduated from Lowell High School with the Class of 1964. While in high school, he was active in sports and was named Lt. Colonel as a Boy Officer.
Walter attended the University of Massachusetts at Lowell and was an active member of the Omicron Pi Fraternity. He earned his Bachelor Degree in Plastics Engineering in 1968. He began his career as a Plastic Engineer at Dow Chemical Company in Midland, Michigan. During the Vietnam War, Walter served in the United States Army and was stationed in Germany from 1971 to 1973. He was honorably discharged with a rank of SP4.
Walter continued his career, retiring from 3M in Chelmsford, Mass in 2002. After his retirement, he enjoyed working part time at Lowe’s in Lowell, MA.
In his spare time, Walter loved to work with his hands. He was a skilled craftsman of wood carpentry and had recently become interested in metal working and engines. Walter was an avid reader and was well known in every public library in the local area. He was a former member of the Lowell Sportsman Club and the YMCA. Walter loved music, and played piano, banjo, and guitar.
Most important in his life was his family. He was a loving husband, a great dad to his children, “the best Poppy ever” to his grandchildren, a wonderful big brother, and a caring father-figure to many both inside and outside his family.
Walter was a long-time communicant of St. John the Evangelist Church in North Chelmsford, where he was an active Lector and a member of St. Vincent de Paul Society.
Besides his wife, he is survived by three daughters, Christine Lisien and her partner, Paul D’Auteuil, Kate Lisien, and Carolyn Reichard and her husband John, of Brookline, NH; four grandchildren, Nicholas, Sydney, Isabella and Jack; two sisters, Terri and her husband Gerry Matte of Tyngsboro, MA, and Kathy Albert of Pelham, NH and many loving nieces, nephews, cousins and special friends.
Visiting hours on Sunday, April 3, 1 to 5 P.M. at DOLAN FUNERAL HOME, 106 MIDDLESEX ST. CHELMSFORD. Funeral Monday from the Funeral Home at 10 a.m. April 4, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 AM at St. John the Evangelist Church, Chelmsford. All are welcomed. Burial following the Mass in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Tewksbury, MA. For those who wish, memorial contributions may be made to Mass General Hospital, Dr. Steven McAfee Leukemia Research, 55 Fruit St Boston, MA or Lowell General Hospital Team Walk for Cancer Care, Attn: Meg Lemire, 295 Varnum Ave. Lowell MA . ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 978-251-4041. Guestbook at www.dolanfuneralhome.com