Rose J. Walker, 94, of Southborough


Rose J. WalkerSouthborough – Rose J. (Salvati) Walker, 94, of Southborough, died Monday, January 1, 2024, at UMass Memorial Medical Center-Memorial Campus in Worcester. She was the wife of the late Robert L. Walker, and the daughter of the late Ralph and Josephine (Pierro) Salvati.

Rose is survived by her daughter, Patricia Johnson of Southborough; her sons, John A. Walker and his wife Kelle of Charlton;  Peter J. Walker and his wife Dena of Hubbardston; her sisters, Joanne Wells and Sally Zafron; her grandchildren, Meghan Johnson, Shawn Walker and Jason Walker and five great grandchildren.

In addition to her husband and parents, Rose was predeceased by two sons, Michael R. Walker and Robert L. Walker, II; her brother, James Salvati and a grandson Robert Walker.

Rose enjoyed reading her daily newspapers which always kept her up to date on current events in Southborough and around the world. Her life was busy. She raised four sons and a daughter while working as a registered nurse. She retired from nursing in 1985 and few coworkers remained lifelong friends. Rose was at her happiest when surrounded by her friends and family.  She will truly be missed by all who knew her.

Visiting hours will be held on Friday, January 5, 2024, from 5:00-7:00PM at the Morris-Johnston Funeral Home, 40 Main St., Southborough, MA 01772. A graveside service will be held on Saturday, January 6, 2024, at 11:00AM at Southborough Rural Cemetery, 11 Cordaville Rd., Southborough, MA.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Friends of FHS, Framingham Heart Study, 73 Mt. Wayte Avenue, Suite 2, Framingham, MA 01702.

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