Walter J. Faherty, 74, of Red Hook, NY, went to our Lord on January 25, 2021. Walter was born in Park Slope, Brooklyn, NY on Nov. 25, 1946. He was the son of the late Thomas and Alice (Mannion) Faherty. Walter attended St. Augustine Grammar School and Automotive High School.
He was a proud US Army Veteran and served in Korea as a SP4 Tank Mechanic from 1968 to 1970. Walter received a National Defense Service Medal during his time serving. Walter was a carpenter at many New York City area hospitals and at the New York Telephone Company.
Walter moved with his mother to Red Hook in 1985. He was devoted to her until her passing in 2004. He continued to live in their family home until his death.
He is survived by his siblings, Thomas (Fran) Faherty, Kevin (Sue) Faherty, and Joanne Fiorillo; in addition to many nieces and nephews, extended family and friends.
In addition to his parents, Walter is predeceased by his sister, Maureen and her husband, William O'Farrell, and his brother in law, Louis Fiorillo.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be at St. Christopher's Church, 7411 S. Broadway, Red Hook, NY on Saturday, February 6, 2021 at 10AM. Burial will immediately follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Hawthorne, NY.