Wallace Eccleston, Sr.

Obituary of Wallace Eccleston, Sr.

Wallace "Wally" Eccleston, Sr., of Denville, passed away on Saturday, February 11, 2017 at Morristown Medical Center with his loving family by his side. He was 75 years young.

Born and raised in Jersey City, that is where he met his soulmate and love of his life, Maureen Grace. They were married in 1964 and moved to Denville in 1970 to raise their family. Wally proudly served our country in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam Era. He was a dedicated member of the JayCee's International Senator #29975. If golf was on the TV, Wally was watching it. In addition to golf, he loved to watch the NY Giants. He was also very fond of watching Disney movies. Every year, they made sure to take a family vacation to Disney. Wally was truly a kid at heart. He loved to play table games, computer games, and was always ready to have a good time. Another favorite pastime of his was dancing, and he did it everywhere. An avid reader, he particularly enjoyed science fiction and fantasy novels. Wally also followed the stock market regularly. Above anything else, his pride and joy was his family. He has left a legacy of unconditional love, pure happiness, and extreme laughter that will continue to live on in our hearts forever.

Left to keep his legacy alive is his beloved wife of 53 years, Maureen (Grace); his loving children, Wallace "Wally" Eccleston, Jr. and his wife Amy Rose, Grace Schooner and her husband Frank, and Jim Eccleston; his former daughter-in-law, Jean Williams Eccleston; his cherished grandchildren, Angela, Frank, Sierra, Cassandra, Andrew, and Cara; his adored mother, Ruth Mulroy; and his caring brothers, Lawrence, Dennis, Andrew, the late Michael, Ronnie, Lee, and Robin.

Public Visitation will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 15th from 2-4 & 7-9 pm at Norman Dean Home for Services, 16 Righter Ave., Denville, NJ 07834. Funeral Service will take place during the visitation, beginning at 8:30 pm. Memorial Donations can be made in his memory to the American Heart Association or the American Cancer Society by way of www.inmemoryof-memorial.org. Please leave a condolence for his family.