Walter L. Varney ’56
Walter Leroy Varney died peacefully at his home on February 27, 2021, with family by his side. Born in Richmond, Maine on February 18, 1935, to the late Roy and Rachel (Witham) Varney.
Walter graduated Maine Maritime Academy in 1956. He served in the US Navy, stationed in Hawaii. Upon discharge, he worked at Electric Boat and Northeast Utilities and later really enjoyed transporting school children.
He loved going out for lunch with friends, golfing, reading history, especially about the Civil War and always enjoyed discussing it. He was an active member of the Montville Union Baptist Church and was always ready to help anyone to need.
Walter enjoyed his gardening, mowing his and his neighbor’s yards and fields and making “it look like a golf course.”
He leaves behind a daughter Gretchen Gordon and her husband Robin, and grandson Peter. He is also survived by his beloved wife Maxine, 3 stepchildren, 9 step-grandchildren and 3 step-great grandchildren.