Sean Michael Walker II, resident of Needham, MA and formerly of Longmeadow and Boston, passed away on August 6 at the age of 50.
Born on August 18, 1970, in Northampton MA, and raised in Longmeadow, MA, he was the esteemed son of the late Sean Michael Walker and Linda Berard, formerly Linda L. (Brown) Walker and her late husband Lionel “TD” Berard Jr. He graduated from Longmeadow High School in the class of 1988 alongside his best friends and went on to study business and psychology at Saint Anselm College in Manchester, NH. After graduation he moved to Boston, MA, where he met Sara Miles Walker, the love of his life, who he married on July 1, 2000. This is also where he began the job he loved as a partner at The Bowdoin Group, an executive search firm, where he worked for 25 years.
Sean cherished his time spent with his wife and three children in Needham, MA. He loved coaching all three of his kids’ youth sports teams and later cheering on the Needham High School Rockets, where he was known to be the loudest in the gym. He also enjoyed taking regular trips to Connecticut and California, where he visited his extended family.
Sean spent his spare time loyally rooting for the Patriots, Red Sox, and Celtics, listening to music and attending the concerts of his favorite artists, and running - he ran the Boston Marathon twice.
He leaves behind his wife Sara Miles Walker and his kids Erin, Peyton, and Sean Michael Walker III of Needham, MA; his sister Amy (Walker) Roy, brother-in-law Kevin Roy, and niece Jessica Roy of Stafford, CT; his parents-in-law Chipman and Mary Miles of Lafayette, CA; his brother-in-law Brian Miles, Luisa (Aguilar) Miles, and his nephews Jack, Luke, and Brendan Miles of Lafayette, CA; his brother-in-law Brett Miles, Natalie (Waterbury) Miles, nephews Grant and Clay Miles as well as niece Gillian Miles of Orinda, CA; his godmother Barbara Garabedian of Providence, RI; his uncle and aunt William and Debbie Brown of Fort Myers, FL; and his cousin Kate (Brown) Tomlinson and Michael Tomlinson of Acton, MA. Sean was the nephew of the late Richard J. Walker II and his surviving wife Maureen Walker. He is also survived by his Walker/Boivin cousins across the country and many family and friends.
A private mass was held on Friday, August 13. A “Celebration of Life” reception for Sean’s friends and family will be held at a time and place TBD sometime in the coming months. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Dana Farber Cancer Institute (https://http://danafarber.jimmyfund.org/). To share a memory of Sean, please visit www.eatonfuneralhomes.com
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