Walter K McEnaney

Walter K McEnaney

Death 21 Apr 2012 (aged 89)
Burial West Windsor, Windsor County, Vermont, USA
Memorial ID 88973893 · View Source
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WINDSOR - Walter K. McEnaney died at his home on April 21, 2012.

He was born Aug. 26, 1922, in New York City, the son of Peter and Carolyn McClure McEnaney.

In 1938, the family moved to Freeport, N.Y., where he finished high school. He graduated from New York University with a degree in industrial arts, after World War II interrupted his education.

He served in the Army Corps of Engineers and participated in the landing on the beach in Normandy, the Battle of the Bulge, and went on to the Philippine Islands. When Japan surrendered, he returned home. Walter remained active in the Army Reserve for a total of 23 years, including active duty.

In September 1948, he met Dorothy Dana while they were both employed as teachers. They were married in August 1949 and were married for 62 years.

He worked as a teacher, with a few years spent as a safety engineer for the Hartford Accident and Indemnity Insurance Conpany, returning to teaching until his retirement in 1977.

On occasion he was also a paperhanger, carpenter and taught adult education classes at Wantagh (N.Y.) High School. He built a small garage at their first property in Wantagh, and went on to build a house at their vacation place in South Reading. In 1977, he and his wife retired to their home in Windsor, where he designed and built a large garage and kitchen, and a pool house.

He had been a member of Windsor American Legion Post 25 since 1970, serving as adjutant for several years. He was also a member of the Benevolent Protective Order of Elks.

Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Carolyn Van Tassell; a son, Bruce McEnaney; two grandsons and two great-grandchildren; and his caregiver, Noi Rice. At his request, there will be no services. Burial will be at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one's choice.

Condolences may be expressed in an online guestbook at

Published in Rutland Herald from April 22 to April 23, 2012

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  • Created by: Carol Bestick
  • Added: 22 Apr 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 88973893
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Walter K McEnaney (26 Aug 1922–21 Apr 2012), Find A Grave Memorial no. 88973893, citing Brownsville Cemetery, West Windsor, Windsor County, Vermont, USA ; Maintained by Carol Bestick (contributor 46991759) .