April 21, 1937 — February 9, 2019
QUEENSBURY — Walter George Chatterton, beloved father, grandfather and great-grandfather, passed away at his home in Queensbury on Feb. 9, 2019, with his family at his side.
Walter was born on April 21, 1937 in Swanzey, New Hampshire, the son of the late Marion (Brown) Chatterton and Luther Chatterton.
Walter is survived by his children, JoAnn Dunbar, Scott Roberts and Pamela (Joe) Lamoureux; and his grandchildren, Victoria (Jonathan) Zogby, Christopher Roberts, Patrick Dunbar and Sabrina Roberts. He was the proud great-grandfather of Autumn, Scarlett, Wyatt, Tucker, Minerva, Walter, Hank, Avery and Stella. Walter is also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, friends and neighbors. He was always grateful for the quiet goodness of the people that surrounded him throughout his life.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his siblings, Ruby Mosher, Janet Fuller and Luther (Ike) Chatterton. Walter was also predeceased by the love of his life, his wife, Margaret Jean (Cormie) Chatterton.
Walter was a man of simple needs who nurtured and loved his family with complete devotion. He was as strong as an ox, but gentle as a lamb, especially with his great-grandchildren. He was a man of great integrity, and his work ethic was legendary. Walter worked for Harder Silo Company in South Glens Falls for 36 years and became friends with many of the farmers whose silos he erected. His favorite hobbies included making furniture in his workshop, NASCAR, being outdoors and being inventive and resourceful while fixing thousands of things over the years. Later in life, Walter found comic relief in the everyday antics of his great-grandchildren.
Walter’s family would like to thank his hospice nurse, Vicki, his physician, Dr. Anthony Petracca and Dr. Petracca’s nurse, Peggy, for their respectful and loving care. Walter’s children, JoAnn and Scott, would like to thank their sister, Pamela, for her selfless devotion and unwavering love to dad while caring for him on a daily basis over the decades. Sissy, your honor knows no end, and we remain forever grateful for you.
Calling hours will be held from 3 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13, at Regan Denny Stafford Funeral Home, 53 Quaker Road, Queensbury, with a celebration of his life to follow at 6 p.m. at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, Walter’s family is respectfully suggesting that to honor his life, those that knew and loved Walter continue with their good acts of kindness to one another and to strangers and/or make a donation to High Peaks Hospice.
Interment will be in the spring at Notre Dame De Lourdes Cemetery in Schuylerville.
To leave an online condolence for the family, visit www.sbfuneralhome.com.