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Walter E. Grierson, 72, Longtime Greenwich Firefighter

 Walter E. Grierson
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GREENWICH, Conn. - Walter E. Grierson, a longtime resident of Greenwich, died March 11. He was 72.

Grierson was born in Greenwich on Feb. 6, 1941, to Thomas Grierson and Jane (Newton) Merry. His step-father was Harold Merry.

He started his education at Brunswick School, and graduated from Greenwich High School in 1959. As a teen, he worked at Round Hill Service station, and volunteered at the Round Hill Fire Company.

He married Josephine (Joey) Ziemba in 1964. After serving in the U.S. Army as a tank mechanic, he became a firefighter for the Town of Greenwich, where he worked at Central, Old Greenwich and Glenville firehouses for 30 years until his retirement.

He was a coxswain for the U.S. Coast Guard Auxillary, and a lifetime member of Glenville Fire Dept.

Grierson is survived by children, Robert (Jennifer) Grierson and Deanna Intrieri; five grandchildren.

Calling hours will be Tuesday March 19 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Leo P. Gallagher & Son Funeral Home, 31 Arch St. in Greenwich. Funeral Services will be held Wednesday at 10 a.m. at the funeral home. Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Glenville Fire Department.

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