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Walter R. Maxwell

September 23, 1941 — May 1, 2022


Walter R. Maxwell

Walter Rutherford Clark Maxwell, 80, of Southington, passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 1, 2022 at Southington Care Center. He had been the loving husband of Mary “May” (Cunningham) Maxwell for 57 years.

Walter was born on September 23, 1941 in Stevenston, Scotland, the only son to the late Wallace and Mary (Thompson) Maxwell.

In 1967, Walter and May came to the United States seeking opportunities for their young family, eventually becoming US Citizens in 1983. Walter (Scotty, as he was known by many) worked at Northeast Utilities first as a mechanic in the Berlin garage and later became a corporate training manager, where he trained employees for their CDL licenses, eventually retiring after 30 years of service. He was a member of the British Overseas American Club (BOAC), where him and May enjoyed many dances and family events. They met many of their lifelong friends at the BOAC. He enjoyed traveling, riding his motorcycle and trips to the casino with May always by his side. He loved music, especially playing his guitar. Walter was a loving husband, proud father and grandfather and was happiest when he was surrounded by his family.

In addition to his wife May, Walter is survived by 3 daughters, Shirley Stearns and her husband Wayne, Christine Maxwell and her husband Al Gorobzov and Linda Maxwell and her husband Jim Earl, all of Southington; 9 grandchildren: Andrew, Elizabeth, MacKenzie, Melanie, Jake, Katrina, Jessica, Laura and Micala and 2 great-grandchildren, Railynn and Caleb. He is also survived by a large loving extended family both in Scotland and Canada.

Donations in Walter’s memory may be made, in honor of his wife, to the Alzheimer’s Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave., Fl. 17, Chicago, IL 60601 (

A celebration of Walter’s life will be held at a future date. Plantsville Funeral Home has been entrusted with handling the arrangements. For online condolences, please visit

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