Walter Duplisea, 94, of Solon, Maine passed away at his home on Saturday, April 13, 2019 surrounded by his loving family.
He was born on July 15, 1924 in Anson, Maine a son of George Duplisea and Susan “Baron” Duplisea. He attended local schools. He proudly joined the United States Army Air Corps on December 08, 1942. He served in the Pacific Theater during WWII as a Surgical Technician Earning the rank of Corporal by the end of his four year enlistment. In 1943, he went to Fitzsimmons General Hospital in Denver, Colorado for the Medical Technician course where he was top of the class. He made his home in Grafton, MA for twenty years. He then moved to Sanbornton, NH where he spent over 20 years. He made his career as a Assistant Patrol Fireman for the State of New Hampshire DOT. After he retired in 1988 he returned home to Maine and enjoyed 31 wonderful years in Solon, Maine.
Walter loved fishing and hunting. For many many years on Fathers Day weekend he would go on his annual trip to his good friend Mike Foster's camp. Going to camp was something he looked forward to all year long. He was an avid Red Sox fan. Family was extremely important to Walter. He enjoyed the help with his books that Anne French so kindly provided. Most of all he enjoyed her company. He was a compassionate, strong, loving family man who always put others needs before his own.
He was very involved with his community. He was a member of the VFW Arnold Trail Post # 8934, Past Master, 50 Year, Keystone Masonic Lodge # 80, Kora Temple Shrine, Keystone Chapter OES # 78, Member and Past Worthy Patron.
Walter was predeceased by his parents, his first wife, Charlene his loving wife of 55 years Lois “Greenlaw” Duplisea, his daughters, Laura Anderson, and Janis Warrender as well as his daughter in law, Kathleen Duplisea.
He is survived by his children George Duplisea of North Grafton, Massachusetts and Fred Duplisea and his wife Debra of Wayne, his grandchildren, Charlene Duplisea, Tracy Duplisea, Jeffrey Duplisea and Sara Duplisea, Stewart Anderson Jr., Bonnie Larue, Tara Waszkiewicz, Kim Mathieu, his three nieces Roberta Poulin, Beth Haluzka and Linda Vigneault. and his childhood friend Fred Taylor.
A graveside service will be held at Evergreen Cemetery in Solon on Saturday, June 08, 2019 at 11:00am conducted by Rev. Nathan Richards followed by a luncheon, location will be announced at the service.
Arrangements are under the care and direction of Giberson Funeral Home and Cremation Services. To leave a condolence for the family and to view the online obituary, please visit www.gibersonfuneralhome.com