We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at West Haven Funeral Home
Walter Edward Boresen, 78, of West Haven, died on June 2, 2022. Born on September 24, 1943, in New Haven, a son of the late Edward and Elizabeth (Fabricius) Boresen. Survived by his most beloved and devoted wife of 58 years, Joyce (Allen) Boresen; loving daughters Lynette (Eric) VonAllmen, Michelle (Paul) Derderian, and Sherry (Eddie) Sullivan; grandchildren Daniel (Monica) Rudolph, Tyler Derderian, Ryan Derderian, and Michael (Colby) Sullivan; as well as great-grandchildren Clare and Colin FitzSullivan. Additionally preceded in death by sister Joan (Baker) Monroe and son-in-law Edward Sullivan
A graduate of Hill House High, Walter was a longtime resident of West Haven, and throughout his life, he earnestly took care of his mother and family, worked hard, and made time to create treasured memories with those he loved. Upon retirement, he proudly volunteered at the West Haven Community House for over 12 years. It remained his honor to dedicate time and service to those who were physically disabled, or anyone in-need. Ever the talented craftsman, he was delighted to put his woodworking expertise to use, specifically by inventing ways to make projects easier for participants. He developed a favored hobby of painting and looked forward to sharing his art with friends and family alike. Chiefly, Walter was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, uncle, friend, as well as mentor; and although he has passed on from this world, he will remain forever cherished by those who knew him.
Calling hours will take place on Monday, June 6th, from 10 to 11:30 am. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Our Lady of Victory Church, at 12 noon. Interment will be private.