John W. Wallace

John W. Wallace, 83, of Milton, Falmouth Heights and Highland Beach, Florida, died peacefully surrounded by his family on February 16, 2011. He was the husband of the late Ellen (O’Leary) Wallace. Born and raised in Dorchester, Massachusetts, he graduated from Thayer Academy and the University of Miami.

A self-made businessman, Mr. Wallace owned the Dairy Freeze in Quincy, three Lums Restaurant franchises and later established the family favorite, Barber’s Crossing Restaurants in Worcester and Sterling, MA.

John was a resident of Milton and Falmouth Heights for over 50 years. He liked golf, but more important were the friendships he made as a lifetime member of Wollaston Golf Club in Milton. He will be missed by all who had the pleasure to know him.

He was the loving father of John Wallace and his wife Tricia of Paxton, MA, Mark F. Wallace of Del Ray Beach, Florida, Ellen Nylen and Paul of Milton, Denise Petitti and Kevin of Canton and Deidre Karle and John of Milton. Devoted brother of Frances Ducey of Hingham, Louise Morrissey of Needham, Robert Wallace of Canton, the late Jayne Doulos and the late William Wallace. Proud grandfather of Shaun, Matthew, Alli, Lisa, Krista, John, Nicole, Kristina, Jack and his beloved dog Wally.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend the visiting hours on Friday, February 18 from 4-7PM at the Dolan Funeral Home, 460 Granite Ave. MILTON. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, Feb. 19 at 9:00AM at Saint Agatha Church, Milton. In lieu of flowers, donations in John’s memory may be made to the Tippett House, 920 South Street, Needham, MA.