Donald A. “Dinga” Walton

Donald A. “Dinga” Walton, 87, of Fairhaven passed away Saturday December 19, 2020 after a brief illness. He was the husband of the late Frances P. (Rogers) Walton.

            Born in New York, NY, the son of the late Everett and Mary Loretta (Gallant) Walton, he lived in New Bedford and Fairhaven for most of his life.

            He was a communicant of St. Anthony’s Parish.

            Mr. Walton was formerly employed as an accountant at Revere Copper and Brass until his retirement.

            During the Korean War, he honorably served in the U.S. Army.

            He was a member of the Knights of Columbus.

            Mr. Walton enjoyed playing golf, was an avid car enthusiast, and was devoted to his family.

            He is survived by three children, Catherine O’Brien and her husband Daniel of Mattapoisett, Tina Albano, and Christopher Walton and his wife Dawn, all of Fairhaven; eight grandchildren, Joseph, Mandy, Meghan, Jessica, Alexandra, Peter, Christopher, and Kevin; and nine great-grandchildren, Keira, Logan, Ryder, Ethan, Emmett, Wesley, Veda, Maddox, and Waylon.

            He was predeceased by his grandson, James.

            His Memorial Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, January 2, 2021 at 10 am at St. Anthony’s Church, Mattapoisett. Burial will follow in Cushing Cemetery.  Due to COVID-19 capacity restrictions, the number of guests allowed entry to the Church will be limited.

            Arrangements are by the Saunders-Dwyer Mattapoisett Home for Funerals, 50 County Rd., Mattapoisett.  For online condolence book, please visit

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