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John J. Walalis III

April 10, 1938 ~ October 20, 2023 (age 85) 85 Years Old
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John Walalis III Obituary

Webster – John J. Walalis III, age 85, passed away on Friday, October 20, 2023, at the Rose Monahan Hospice Home in Worcester.

John was born on April 10, 1938, son of the late John J. “JJ” Walalis, who died on January 8, 1988, and the late Angelina “Angie” M. (Defusco) Walalis who passed away on May 16, 2014. 

Proud of his country, John served in the National Guard.  He retired from the Internal Revenue Service, after 48 years of service, where he worked in computer operations, and traveled extensively to many of the IRS service centers.  Originally from the Lawrence, MA area, John and his parents had also previously lived in Baltimore, MD.  After the passing of his dad, John and Angie relocated to Webster, where they made their home for the past 26 years. 

John had many interests.  In his younger years, he was a racecar driver.  Additionally, John was an avid Bass fisherman and owned his own boat.  He captained his own charter fishing boat in Maryland.  He was a member of the Valley Springs Sportsman Club, where he enjoyed trap shooting. 

John had an infinite love for his family and friends.  John always wanted to make sure that whatever his “Mum” wanted, she got.  He was the same with his friends, if he knew you needed something, he was the first to offer to help.  John enjoyed dining out and would frequent many of the local restaurants, he enjoyed taking his Mum to the casino and watching professional wrestling.  He also enjoyed his morning coffee with his cousin Dick for the past 26 years.

During those 26 years, John was a faithful and loyal funeral attendant at the Shaw-Majercik Funeral Home in Webster, assisting in many facets of the business.  John was a true champion of the many causes he supported, and the funeral home was one of John’s pride and joy.  Always eager to help and never one to forget those who helped him along the way.

“La Familia” which means the family.  Family was most important to John and to be part of John’s family was truly a blessing – be it you were a relative or a friend, you were always considered family and he let you know that. 

John, we will always remember that Family is Forever.  With that, we say this to you:

You will be missed in so many ways, there was no one quite like you.  
You’ll be a part of this family’s heart in everything we do.  
Though no one else can take your place, as we think of you
and picture your face, good memories will help to keep us strong.  
Family is forever and the best of you, in our hearts will live on.

John’s legacy is one of kindness and compassion.  In memory of John always remember to be kind to each other.

John leaves his cousin, his best-friend, true confidant and caregivers, Richard D. “Dick” Majercik and his partner, Deb Durant, both of Webster/Thompson.  In addition, he leaves many relatives and friends in Lawrence, Baltimore and Webster-Dudley.   

John’s funeral will be held on Friday, October 27, 2023, from the Shaw-Majercik Funeral Home, 48 School Street, Webster, beginning at 9:15 am in the funeral home, followed by a Con-Celebrated Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 am in Saint Anthony of Padua Church, Dudley Hill Road, Dudley Church.  John will be laid to rest along with his parents in Meadowridge Memorial Park in Baltimore, MD.  Calling hours at the funeral home are Thursday, October 26th from 5:00 to 7:00 pm.  In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of John can be made to the family favorite charity, Saint Jude’s Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.  A memorial guest book is available at

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October 26, 2023

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Shaw-Majercik Funeral Home
48 School Street
Webster, MA 01570

Mass of Christian Burial
October 27, 2023

10:00 AM
Saint Anthony of Padua Church
Dudley Hill Road
Dudley, Massachusetts 01571


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