Homegoing Celebration for Rev. Walter Barton

Homegoing Celebration for Rev. Walter Clyde Barton, Jr.

Saturday, March 25, 2023

11:00am ET

Where: Union Church Boston, Sanctuary

485 Columbus Ave, Boston, MA

Parking information below.

The Celebration of Life service will be live online with Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86818215351

Meeting ID: 868 1821 5351


Walter was born on December 22, 1949 in Lynn, Massachusetts. He was the oldest of four children born to Walter Clyde Barton, Sr. and Amy Lee (Cook) Barton. Walter graduated from Boston English High School in 1967. He graduated from Springfield College in 1971, with a degree in psychology. In 1973 he graduated with a Masters in Divinity from Colgate Rochester Divinity School. He began his clerical career in Western New York and retired from Golden Hill UMC in Bridgeport, CT. During his 40+ year career he met, befriended, and inspired hundreds of people from all walks of life. He was truly beloved by all.

Everloved Memorial Site

Please visit the Everloved Site for sharing photos, stories, condolences, and videos on the public site: https://everloved.com/life-of/walter-barton/funeral/

You may also use the Everloved site to send flowers.

Photo Contributions (for Memorial Service)

Rev. Walter loved to “capture the moment” with photos. Please share your photos of you with Walter. Photos may be used in the photo slideshow during service.

Please submit your photos here: https://www.dropbox.com/request/I5g8Y8Qy24tmmtWDCa0z

Video Tributes (for Memorial Service)

If you would like to submit a recorded video tribute that celebrates Rev. Walter’s life and impact on you, you’re encouraged to please do so! Please limit the videos to 2-3 minutes. Also, please be sure to introduce/identify yourself in the recording! Videos may be used during service.

Please submit your video tributes here: https://www.dropbox.com/request/eVANAzDv1eOQ52PK0mEH


Please email office@unionboston.org

Call Union United Methodist Church (617) 536-0872

Parking Information

Parking will be available with a permit in the center median on Columbus Avenue between 10:00am and 1:00pm. There will be orange cones with signs to mark the median parking.

You may park in the median and come to the West Newton Street entrance of the church building to pick-up a red parking permit to place in your vehicle’s dashboard, clearly visible for parking enforcement officials.

Otherwise, street parking is generally available. Please do not park in Resident-only spots.