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“WE WERE SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT UNCLE WALTER PASSING ON. I HAVE MANY GOOD MEMORIES OF HIM. HE AND AUNT DOTTIE MADE OUR CHILDHOOD VERY SPECIAL...Read More »
1 of 3 | Posted by: DAWN CULLEN MARTIN - FL

“My condolences to the family for their loss.I have just learned of Walter's passing and felt very badly to hear that he has deceased. We had enjoyed...Read More »
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“Joyce & Family, sorry for your loss. ”
3 of 3 | Posted by: Esther (Verheyen) Hazzard - MA


Walter L. Cullen ORANGE- Walter Levi Cullen, 89, formerly of 26 Second Street, died on Monday, July 26, 2010 at Quabbin Valley Healthcare in Athol after a short illness. Walter was born in Orange on June 13, 1921, the eldest son of Elizabeth (Sweeney) Cullen and Walter Andrew Cullen. He was married to Dorothy (Dresser) and enjoyed many years of marriage and just marked their 55th anniversary on June 18th of this year. Dorothy was truly the love of his life. Walter attended Orange schools and enlisted in the United States Army in 1942 to help with the World War Two effort. As a heavy machine gunner, Walter saw action in Italy during the war earning a campaign medal and 4 bronze service stars. Following his honorable discharge in 1945, Walter was employed by several tool making industries as a machinist, retiring in 1983 from the former Union Twist Drill division of Litton Industries in Athol. Walter and Dorothy enjoyed camping very much. Their motor homes were their pride as they traveled to many areas throughout the United States. Their last motor home will be enjoyed by great nieces and nephews as they enjoyed it. During their camping years, Walter and Dorothy made many close friends, all of who were like a second family to them. They looked forward to Christmas parties and other events with them. Walter was a member for many years of the First Universalist Church in Orange, as well as the Athol-Orange Lodge of Elks #1837, the Orange American Legion Post #172, the Last Man�s Club, both the national and Athol chapters of AARP, and many camping clubs. Besides his beloved wife, Dorothy Cullen of Athol, Walter is survived by a brother, Earl Cullen and his wife, Caroline, of Orange; a brother-in-law, Harold Dresser and his wife, Aurelie, of Winchendon; two sisters-in-law, Barbara Cullen of Baldwinville and Marion Cullen of Manchster, CT; and many nieces and nephews, including Joyce Sweeney who was particularly helpful to Walter and Dorothy in their later years. Walter was predeceased by three brothers, Harold Cullen, George Cullen, and Neil Cullen; a sister, Althea Royal; and a sister-in-law, Beverly Sweeney and her husband, Edward. Calling hours will be held on Wednesday, July 28th, from 5-7 p.m. at Witty�s Funeral Home, 158 South Main Street, Orange. Funeral services, with military honors, will be held on Thursday morning, July 29th , at 10:00 a.m, at Witty�s Funeral Home in Orange with Rev. Meredith Anderson, interim pastor of the First Universalist Church in Orange officiating. Interment will follow in South Cemetery, Orange. In lieu of flowers, donations are suggested to the Elks ENF, c/o Athol-Orange Elks Lodge #1837, 92 New Athol Road, Orange, MA 01364, or to the Activities Fund, c/o Quabbin Valley Healthcare, 821 Daniel Shays Highway, Athol, MA 01331 Witty�s Funeral Home, 158 South Main Street, Orange, is directing the arrangements Guest book and directions are available online at www.wittyfuneralhome.com

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