Walter Francis Jude Marhafer

  • Born: December 1, 1946
  • Died: January 23, 2019
  • Location: Stoneham, Massachusetts

Barile Funeral Home

482 Main Street
Stoneham, MA 02180

Tel. 781.438.2280

Tribute & Message From The Family

MARHAFER, Walter Francis Jude Marhafer, 72, beloved husband of 48 years to Mary (Ferullo) Marhafer, passed away on January 23, 2019.

Devoted father of Eric Marhafer and his wife Mai, Keith Marhafer and his wife Shauna and Christine Wright and her husband Scott. Cherished grandfather of Liam, Mason, Ethan and Makenna Marhafer and Emmett, Abel and Holden Wright. Beloved son of Walter and Barbara (Duggan) Marhafer. Loving brother of Robert Marhafer and his fiancee Linda Brunelle and Stephen Marhafer. Uncle to Brooke and Patrick O'Connell.

Walter grew up in Worcester and received his Associates Degree from Becker College. He worked for many years as a licensed master plumber. Walter was an avid golfer and talented athlete, having played basketball in college. He was a proud member of AA and had celebrated 40 years of sobriety. Most importantly, Walter was a devoted family man. He will truly be missed by his loving family and many friends.

Funeral from the Barile Family Funeral Home, 482 Main St. (Rt. 28) Stoneham on Monday, January 28th, 2019 at 9am followed by a funeral mass celebrating Walter's Life at Saint Patrick's Church, 71 Central St., Stoneham at 10am.

Family and friends are cordially invited to gather and share memories with Walter's family at the funeral home on Sunday, January 27th, 2019 from 2 to 6pm.

Interment will be in Lindenwood Cemetery, Stoneham.

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Condolence & Memory Journal

To the Marhafer Family, I recently heard of Walter's passing. My thoughts and prayers to the family. To my cousin Mary, sorry. Carol Rindone

Posted by Carol Rindone - Woburn, MA   April 25, 2019

We went to high school together; Walter was one of the guys who you could always count on to be kind to everyone. The older we get, the more we value that trait. May all the joy he brought into your lives bring you moments of happiness.

Posted by Bonnie Dufault - Worcester, MA - Classmate   February 04, 2019

To the Marhafer Family, I am truly sorry to hear about your loss, it is with a heartfelt thought that I offer my deepest sympathy, prayers, and wishes to your entire family

Posted by Edmund DeStefano - Clinton, MA   February 01, 2019

Dear Marhafer Family, Walter and I were neighbors when we were children. He was older than me. What I remember about Walter was his kindness to me. Though-out my life I remained friends with his brother, Stephen. I was invited to celebrate one of Walter's AA anniversary at his home. He was the same Walter I remembered as a child: kind and interested in what I had to say.
Please accept my condolences for your loss.
Sincerely, Donna O'Leary

Posted by Donna O'Leary - Los Angeles, CA   January 27, 2019

To the Marhafer Family

Please accept my deepest sympathies. You are in my thoughts and prayers.


Michael Sullivan

Posted by Michael Sullivan - Cambridge, MA   January 27, 2019


My deepest sympathy to Steve and the Marhafer family and friends.

Posted by Edward Hill - Huntington Beach, CA - friend   January 27, 2019