Barbara R. (Nally) Walter

Barbara R. (Nally) Walter

Barbara R. (Nally) Walter, 88, of Seabrook Village, Tinton Falls, NJ, formerly of Oceanport and Shrewsbury, wife of the late Ronald G. Walter, passed away peacefully on April 2, 2023, surrounded by her loving family. Born in Jersey City, NJ, she was the daughter of the late Martin Nally and Ruth Kirk. Barbara graduated from the St. Louis Academy, Elizabeth, NJ and was a flight attendant for Capital Airlines before marrying the love of her life, Ron. Barbara played tennis and loved traveling with family and friends - her most recent trip was a transatlantic crossing with family just a few months before she died. Her greatest love was her family. She adored each and every one of them and was especially proud of the accomplishments of her grandchildren and great granddaughter. She is survived by her four children and their spouses, Audena “Dena” Walter Reger (Jeff) of Shrewsbury, NJ; Tracy Walter Ferry (Bill) of Little Silver, NJ; Matthew Walter (Homeira) of Monmouth Beach, NJ; and Wendy Walter Campolattaro (Brian) of Rumson, NJ; her nine grandchildren: J.D. Reger (Reema Ghazi) and Will Reger; Audena and Thomas Ferry; Teague, Pari and Leela Walter; Mara and Tessa Campolattaro; great granddaughter, Sophie Reger; and her sister and brother-in-law, Audena and Donald Syracuse, Summit, NJ, along with her nieces and nephews.

A Memorial Mass will be held at Church of the Precious Blood, 72 Riverdale Ave., Monmouth Beach, NJ, at 10:30 am on Saturday, April 22, 2023. In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that donations be made in Barbara’s honor to the Oceanport Hook & Ladder Volunteer Fire Co., P.O. Box 2, Oceanport, NJ 07757, ophl.org. Thompson Memorial Home of Red Bank, NJ, has been entrusted with the arrangements.

Memories of Bobbie:

Daughter Dena: I cherished our many trips together but the one to Israel to visit J.D. was so surprisingly special to us both in so many ways. We laughed all of the time and I will miss you forever.

Daughter Tracy: Mom always gave the best advice when I was raising my children. She had the best sense of humor until the end of her life. We had so many wonderful trips together and we loved to travel with Bill and my sister Dena.

Son Matt: Unwaveringly supportive but consummately the “iron fist”. You were my favorite tease and I will deeply miss being “fresh” to you Ma.

Daughter Wendy: Kind, fair, loving, always the champion of the underdog. Smart, selfless, beautiful, strong. Fiercely loyal. Generous, honest, funny, fun……

Our greatest admirer. So dear to me. 

Forever in my heart. Love you always. 

Grandson J.D.: I will always remember fondly visiting and spending time with Bobbie, especially at the house on Sunnybank. In the summer, she would take us to the beach in her Saab. If I ever had to stay home sick while my parents were at work, she would take such good care of me while I watched my favorite VHS tapes, borrowed from the library, on her couch. I'll also never forget our family trips, whether to Scott's in New York, or farther abroad and overseas.

Grandson Will: I was truly blessed to have the best grandmothers in the world. I will miss you forever, Bobbie.

Grandchildren Dena and Thomas: Bobbie always displayed the utmost positivity and love for others, and treated us so well. When we needed a laugh or advice, Bobbie was there for us. She was like a second mother to us, always so generous and kind. We loved going to visit her every time we went home to the shore; visiting the racetrack, going to Pourhouse or Zachary's, the beachclub, spending every holiday with her. She lived for her grandchildren. We will truly miss her.

Granddaughter Mara: I will forever miss Bobbie’s beautiful smile and cheerful nature and how she taught me how to always look on the bright side of life. One of my favorite memories with Bobbie is when she would take us to the Strawberry Fair. She would always get us a popsicle from the ice cream truck on the way home and make us Kraft mac and cheese for dinner that somehow tasted better than anyone else’s Kraft. If we were lucky she’d let us spend the night- and I would never want to leave.

Granddaughter Tessa: While Bobbie’s endless kindness, radiating warmth, and instinctive maternal protection and love will be forever missed, it’s her laughter that I will forever love. Bobbie had an ability to make an entire room full of people laugh, even in her last days spent in a hospital gown. I will never forget our hours-long gossip sessions, filled with joking and laughter. The Irish Fist, as we affectionately call her, will live on and I laugh today in her honor as her love shines down on us.

Granddaughter Leela: My grandmother is someone I had the privilege of having, not only as a guardian, but as a friend. She went about life with admirable optimism, wit and strength that nothing and no one could stifle. there was never a moment in which I couldn’t feel her overwhelming love, faith, and pride in me. I will forever cherish the laughs we shared and love she provided to me. 

Great Granddaughter Sophie: Bobbie is very nice because she gave me the illustrated Harry Potter books. I love to read! And I love her.

Daughter-in-law Homeira: From day one she treated me as one of her girls and it never waned. I could never have dreamed of a more loving mother-in-law or grandmother for my children. Grace, class, beauty and wit.

Sister Audena: She made everyone feel that they were her favorite.

Best friend Mary Byrnes: We laughed more than anything. Barbara said that the best thing about Seabrook was 3:45 Saturday Mass celebrated by Father Bob Kaeding.

 

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