Walter A. Haesche

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Walter Andrew Haesche, 77 of North Haven, passed away on Friday, June 8, 2018 at his home. Walter was born in New Haven on December 30, 1940, a son of the late Walter Henry Haesche & Margaret (Andrews) Haesche. He was the beloved husband for 55 years of the late Marianne E. (Paolillo) Haesche, his childhood sweetheart that he met at the age of 15, and dearly missed since her passing. Walter was the Owner / Operator of the former Parkway Texaco in Hamden. He went on to be a Service Advisor for several local dealerships and subsequently owned Walt's Lawn Service. He is survived by his children, Walter 'Butch' Haesche & his wife Janet, Michael Haesche & his wife Marianne, William Haesche & his wife Jennifer and Melissa Lillis & her husband Paul; grandchildren Gwenyth & Grace Haesche, Aidan, Christian & Aubrey Haesche and Molly & Kaley Lillis. Walter also leaves nieces, nephews and several friends. He was predeceased by his grandson Christopher Robert Haesche. Walter was an avid reader and hockey enthusiast. He enjoyed fishing and spending time with his granddaughters Molly & Kaley. Friends may visit with his family at BEECHER & BENNETT FUNERAL HOME, 2300 Whitney Ave, Hamden on Thursday, June 14th from 9:30 to 11:30 AM, prior to his Prayer Service which will begin at 11:30 AM. Burial will follow in Centerville Cemetery.

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  1. A dear man, a funny soul. I will miss our chats. Blessed is the memory of the righteous. James Lillis

  2. At 16 yrs. old, Mr. Haesche was my first boss and mentor. He taught me a lot about life and people. His customers loved him. He had a great personality. Walt you will be greatly missed, I’ll never forget you. .RIP.

  3. Did some charter fishing in Noank with cousin Walter along with my father Arthur Haesche. Walter preferred beach casting to trolling. Butch and my son Brian did a lot of hockey playing growing up.

    Sorry, I will not be able to come from Maine where I now live to services.
    Alan P. Haesche.

  4. I am a fisherman that has met Walt a few times over the years on the beach. Used to see him at Dee’s on occasion and he always had a smile. We would talk fishing and he had such enthusiasm. He will be missed by all that knew him. The entire striped-bass family sends their condolences .

    My thoughts and prayers are with all in the Haesche Family. -Chris L

  5. It’s been said that boys learn in two ways: by watching their father’s actions and by listening to his words.Although we were not blessed with the opportunity to meet Walter A. Haesche, we can see through the heart, words, and actions of his son Butch that he was a great man.Our prayers and heartfelt sympathies go out to the Haesche family.

  6. Prayers and sympathy to all the Haesche Family. I will always remember sharing a coffee with Walt in the
    gas station every morning and our games and trips in Hamden Youth Hockey.

  7. So sorry to hear about Walter. He was a sweet man, always cheerful when we saw him.
    With deepest sympathy,
    Aunt Rose and Uncle Peter

  8. Walt looked after me when my mom died from a long battle with cancer. I was 25. He taught me the tricks of the landscaping trade, he was very experienced and I was just starting out. To this day I use a lot of the marketing strategies Walt taught me back in the early nineties. I took a trip with Walt, Butch and Pitch one summer to Cape Cod, we chased Blues and Stripers up and down the beach all week. What an epic trip. I will miss him greatly. My love and prayers to Butch, Mike, Billy and Melissa.

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