Walter P. Munro, “Flash,” 80, a lifelong resident of Bristol and a Texas snowbird for the last 10 years, died peacefully at his daughter’s home in Westport, Mass., on December 4th surrounded by his loving family following a short battle with brain cancer.
He was a proud veteran of the Korean War and served with the US Army.
He was the husband of the late Germaine C. (Gauthier) Munro, to whom he had been married for 44 years.
Born in Bristol, he was the oldest son of the late Walter H. Munro and Mary B (Coughlan) Munro.
He was an industrial mechanic for Microfibre’s in Pawtucket for 20 years before retiring in 1997. Before that he worked for Kaiser Aluminum and was a self-employed quahog fisherman. After retirement and several sea cruises, “Flash” had many RV adventures with his wife seeing a great deal of the country. Later he joined the Confederate Air Force in Lancaster, Texas, participating in many southwest air shows and military flyovers.
He was a member of the 1950 graduating class of Colt Memorial High School.
He was the loving father of Walter “Rocky” Munro (Liz) of Bristol; Denise Willingham (James) of DeSoto, Texas; Donna Parrillo (Carolyn) of Westport, Mass; and Molly Binns of Warren, RI; a brother Michael Munroe of Warren; nine grandchildren, Patricia Hoehn, James R Willingham III, Alissa and Colleen Parrillo, James Mongeon, Joshua Munro, Christopher Riley, and Kyle and Laura Sampson, and seven great-grandchildren. He was the grandfather of the late Patrick H. Hoehn. He was an honorary father figure to Eric Johnson of California. “Flash” was a very doting and dedicated grandfather and great grandfather and was truly loved by them all.
Calling hours will be will be at The Lobster Pot, 119 Hope Street, Bristol, RI on Saturday December 15, 2012 at 12:30 p.m. followed by a 2 p.m. memorial service.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to: Southcoast VNA Hospice & Palliative Care, 200 Mill Road, Fairhaven, MA 02719, www.vnasm.org/donation.htm.
Arrangements are in the care of the Waring-Sullivan Home of Memorial Tribute. For tributes: www.waring-sullivan.com