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“We were all saddened to learn of Wally's passing and send our Love and Thoughts to his family. I will always have memories of his larger than life...Read More »
1 of 18 | Posted by: Chip Cleary

“Sending Lots of Love, Thoughts and Prayers to the entire family. We feel very honored to have known Wally. "He really was the life of the party" He...Read More »
2 of 18 | Posted by: Mirella Brancato

“My condolences to the family. Wally was the life of the party. His smile and enthusiasm were truly contagious. ”
3 of 18 | Posted by: T George Vatis - Westport, CT

“I was so sad to hear of Wally's passing. My sympathy to his family. I can remember many laughs when we were all together. Paul F Duffy,,,,, ...Read More »
4 of 18 | Posted by: Paul Duffy - Naples, FL

“Wally was one of my favorite people for over 48 years. He helped influence my move to Wall Street and we later worked together. I have so many...Read More »
5 of 18 | Posted by: Dick Cooke - Fairfield, CT

“my condolences to all of the family. he was a good friend for fifty years when we started in the investment business together ”
6 of 18 | Posted by: tim cronin - Marblehead, MA

“A friend forever, always had a story, always made me laugh, I will always keep you in my prayers, we were so lucky , we both had a great wife and we...Read More »
7 of 18 | Posted by: bill donnelly - old bridge, nj

“Walter, You were a man and friend of great substance within...with unbending loyalty and spirituality. ”
8 of 18 | Posted by: Mike Tilton

“You often meet someone who reminds you of someone else, That was not the case with Wally. A truly unique individual who brought a smile to my face...Read More »
9 of 18 | Posted by: Mack MacKinnon - Fairfield, CT

“Offering our sympathies at this time. ”
10 of 18 | Posted by: The Staff of Lesko-Polke Funeral Home - CT

“Didn't see Wally much over the many years since college but always held warm memories of his unforgettable personality and will miss that special...Read More »
11 of 18 | Posted by: John Larre

“Wally, you were one of a kind. You will be missed, my dear cousin. You drove me to Washington DC for my first job and we laughed most of the way down...Read More »
12 of 18 | Posted by: babs kletter

“Wally was one of my favorite people for over 48 years. He helped influence my move to Wall Street and we later worked together. I have so many...Read More »
13 of 18 | Posted by: Dick Cooke

“Patsy, Courtney and family.I am so sorry , My thoughts and prayers are with you .Wally was such a warm, charming, fun loving human being, a delight...Read More »
14 of 18 | Posted by: A friend

“I'll never hear Irish music again without thinking of Wally. I'm so sorry Pat and family. ”
15 of 18 | Posted by: Rita Reagan Hulme - Westport, CT

“My cousin was a warm,very funny guy,who saw through the B S. His values were solid.He will be missed by many. ”
16 of 18 | Posted by: John Dee

“We are devastated to lose our witty and warm hearted cousin, Wally. He will remain forever in our hearts. Babs, Alana, Audrey, Priscilla, Ruth and...Read More »
17 of 18 | Posted by: babs KLETTER-EVANS - southbury, CT

“Wally was a laugh a minute. A great guy. I will miss you my cousin. ”
18 of 18 | Posted by: Pter Dee - Darien, CT - family


Walter (Wally) Joseph Sutherland, age 77, beloved husband of Patricia (Patsy) Powell Sutherland, of Westport, passed away on Saturday February 25, 2017 at home with his loving wife and daughters by his side. Born May 7th, 1939 in Jackson Heights, NY to Walter and Veronica Hogan Sutherland, he attended St. Francis University before graduating from NYU. It was during those college years at St. Francis that he met the love of his life, Patsy Powell. He went onto serve his country in the United States Marine Corps where he achieved the badge of Expert Rifle Marksmanship. A devout Catholic and lifelong conservative, Wally was a dedicated member of the Republican Party. Wally's greatest accomplishment was being the patriarch to his family. In addition to Patsy, his devoted wife of 50 years, his memory will be cherished by his four daughters, Susan Berry and her husband John of Marblehead MA, Courtney Petti and her husband John of Fairfield, Sarah Menninger and her husband Chris of Westport, Kate Florian and her husband Dan of Westport, and fourteen grandchildren. During his successful 45 year run in the financial industry in New York, he earned the nickname "Wall Street Wally." True to form, Wally embraced each day, including his commute to and from Manhattan, saying he didn't feel like he worked a day in his entire life. In his later years, he dedicated his time as a volunteer at Norwalk Hospital. A true Irishman, Wally's presence was larger than life. He was never short on stories or a great joke, and always the life of the party. Wally was one of a kind, a true legend... Semper Fi! Calling hours will be held on Wednesday, March 1st from 5-8 PM in the Lesko & Polke Funeral Home, 1209 Post Road, in Fairfield Center. His Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, March 2nd at 11:00 AM directly at Saint Luke Church, 84 Long Lots Road, Westport with his interment to follow in Willowbrook Cemetery, Westport. Memorial contributions may be directed to: Saint Jude Children's Research Hospital 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 (www.stjude.org). To order flowers online, travel directions, or to sign his guest register, please visit www.LeskoPolkeFuneralHome.com.