Loretta Delia Vandal Walker

Loretta Delia Vandal Walker, 87, of Woodstock, widow of Richard Walker, died peacefully at her home on Monday, November 7, 2011.

A funeral Mass will be offered by Father Wilhelm Ettner on Saturday, November 19, 2011, 11:00 AM at St. John Bosco Roman Catholic Church, 315 N. Main St, Woodstock. Burial will be at Sunset View Memorial Gardens followed by a reception at St. John Bosco’s Hanley Hall.

Mrs. Walker was born December 29, 1923 in Grafton, MA. She was the daughter of the late Peter and Albina King Vandal. She was preceded in death by a brother, Ernest Vandal (survived by his wife, Joyce).

Mrs. Walker is survived by a daughter, Deborah Jones (and husband, Richard) of Philipsburg, PA; two sons, Richard R. Walker (and wife, Patricia) of Woodstock and Peter V. Walker (and wife, Laura) of Front Royal; a sister, Dolores Elie (and husband, Gilles) of Sebastian, FL and a brother, Roland Vandal (and wife, Alice) of Oxford, MA; six grandchildren, Ryan Walker, Rick Jones, Luke Walker, Colin Jones, Rachel Walker, and Jacob Walker; six great grandsons, Dante Walker, Ethan Jones, Christian Jones, Vincent Walker, R.J. Jones, and Liam Jones.

Mrs. Walker was a graduate of Grafton High School (MA) and attended her 70th class reunion in September. Married to Richard Walker in 1946, they resided in Monroeville, PA until 1978 when they relocated to Woodstock, Va. Mrs. Walker was a member of St. John Bosco Catholic Church, an auxiliary memeber of the Legion of Mary, a former member of the ShenCo Benders Square Dance group, and a volunteer for many years at the Shenandoah County Pregnancy Center.

The family will receive friends Friday evening, Nov. 18, following the Rosary at 7: 00 PM until 9:00 PM at the Dellinger Funeral Home, 159 N. Main St., Woodstock. Pallbearers will be the grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Shenandoah County Pregnancy Center, 28 Cedar Wood Lane, Edinburg, VA 22824, Blue Ridge Hospice, 333 W. Cork Street, Winchester, VA 22601, or St. John Bosco Catholic Outreach, 315 N. Main Street, Woodstock, VA 22664.
Condolences may be sent to www.dellingerfuneralhome.com or emailed to lvwalker@vandalreunion.com

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