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Walter "Bud" Lundgren

Obituary for Walter "Bud" Lundgren

June 10, 1925 - January 17, 2020
Wakefield, Massachusetts | Age 94


Walter E. "Bud" Lundgren, 94, of Wakefield MA died on Friday, January 17, 2020 at his home.

Born in Cambridge MA on June 10, 1925, he was the son of the late William and Anna (Edgerly) Lundgren.

Mr. Lundgren was a graduate of Malden High School. He was a retired Tool & Die Engineer for M.W. Carr in Somerville MA.

Mr. Lundgren enlisted in the United States Navy in December 1941 after the attack on Pearl Harbor. His Service during World War II included duty on the USS Philadelphia, USS Cisco (SS-290) and USS Bowfin (SS-287). After the war ended, Mr. Lundgren was Honorably Discharged having attained the rank of "Motor Machinist's Mate Second Class" with the following Decorations: American Area Medal, British Convoy Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Medal – 2 stars, American Defense Medal – 1 star, Submarine Combat Insignia – 6 stars, Good Conduct Medal, European-African Middle Eastern Medal, Philippine Liberation Ribbon, Presidential Unit Citation, Navy Unit Citation.

Mr. Lundgren was the husband of 60 years of Mary (Clement) Lundgren. He was the father of Walter Lundgren, Jr., of Lakeland FL, Wanda Boorky of Pomfret Center CT, Robert Lundgren of Pembroke Pines FL, John Lundgren of Andover MA and the late Jeanne Ringer. Mr. Lundgren was the brother of the late Charles Lundgren, Dorothy Baker, Mildred Soucy, Ida Lundgren, Edna Shroth, Anna Lundgren, Carolyn Brogna, Helen Silva, Lillian Crowley and William Lundgren. He is also survived by his 19 grandchildren, his 30 great-grandchildren and his 11 great-great-grandchildren.

His Funeral will be held from the McDonald Funeral Home, 19 Yale Ave., Wakefield this Saturday at 9am followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Florence Church, 47 Butler Ave., Wakefield at 10am. Interment will be at Holy Cross Cemetery in Malden. Visitation for Family and Friends will be held at the Funeral Home this Friday from 4-7pm.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Pl., Memphis, TN 38105.

Suggested Memorial Donations

  • St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
    501 St. Jude Pl.
    Memphis, TN 38105

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Wakefield, MA 01880
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