Richard Walwood, age 76, of Milton passed away suddenly at his home of 50 years. A retired architect, “Dick” was well known throughout greater Boston as a gentleman and an accomplished and talented architect. His kind disposition and modest demeanor could not conceal his strength of character and intellect. He owned and operated R.H. Walwood Architects , Inc. for over 40 years and reluctantly retired in 2008 due to the debilitating effects of Parkinson’s Disease. He designed numerous landmark homes and commercial projects and held a deep passion for his craft until his death. Raised in Belmont, Mr. Walwood was graduated from Boston College High School and The University of Notre Dame. He was a rabid fan of Fighting Irish football, and passed with his beloved Domers undefeated this season and headed to the National Championship game.
Mr. Walwood will be fondly remembered as a faithful and loving husband, father, brother and uncle. He is survived by his beloved wife of 49 years, Janice M.(Kickham), and five loving children, Susan of Milton, Richard of CA, Peter of Medford, Janice of Beverly, and Julie of Quincy. He will be sorely missed by his three grandchildren Richard, Abraham and Luke along with 34 nieces and nephews. Mr. Walwood was preceded in death by his older brother James, his best friend.
A Milton resident for 50 years, Mr. Walwood was a member of the Milton Hoosic Club, The Clover Club of Boston, a past member of Hatherly Country Club, and a member and past president of The Notre Dame Club Of Boston. Throughout his life, he was an avid golfer, designer, and music lover and was known for his prowess on the dance floor. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. Elizabeth’s Church, Milton, Saturday, Dec. 1, at 10 o’clock. Visiting Hours in the Dolan Funeral Home, 460 Granite Ave. EAST MILTON, Friday, 4 – 8 pm. Interment Private. If desired contributions in Dick’s memory may be sent to St. Elizabeth’s Church, 350 Reedsdale Rd., Milton, MA 02186.