We are so sorry to hear that Coach Walsh passed away. My son attended the Harvard baseball camp for about 5 years and he gave my son his first catcher's glove. When I was talking to one of the other parents at drop off at camp one day about 6 years ago and we were talking about Coach Walsh. She described the Coach as the nicest person you could ever meet. I remember that because it really said it all. We are so sorry for your loss. Sincerely, Susan Horwitz, Brookline and South End
Dear Sandra and Family,
Please accept our sympathies on your loss. We feel so lucky that we had the privilege of knowing Coach Walsh. Joseph attended the exhibition game at O'Donnell Field on the Tuesday Coach passed. He would have done whatever the Coach told him to do. We will miss him.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time,
Joey and I were good friends back in the late 70's. I was deeply saddened when I read that he had passed away. I wanted to express my deepest sympathy to the entire Walsh family. He was most certainly a unique and very special person and if you met him you were instantly at ease. With Joey's passing I am now certain that there is "baseball in heaven". God bless you all.
Dear Walsh Family, I played sports with Joe while we were students at Suffolk in the 1970s. He had the best personality. How could anyone not like Joe? Only good thoughts remain. God bless you.
Tori, I am so saddened by the loss of your dad. I know this time is so hard for you and your family. Just be sure to lean on eachother and share in the memories. Bless you all.
It is with heavy heart that I express my deepest condolences to Coach's family and loved ones, especially to Sandra and his girls. I was fortunate enough to be coached by Joe in baseball and in cross country and later had the opportunity to be his graduate assistant in the Athletic Department at Suffolk. Words cannot express the profound sense of loss I feel, on so many levels. Not only was he my coach, he was my boss, my mentor and more importantly my friend. I will miss him immensely. I was so grateful that I had the chance to tell him how much he meant to me at his induction to the Suffolk Hall of Fame. Coach you were the best and I am saddened we won't be able to share laughs of all of those many times we had together.
Until we meet again old pal.
Dear Sandra, Tori, Holly, Katie and Kasey, My heart goes out to you at this sad time. I remember your loving and beautiful family during your time in Marion. May precious memories and the strength of family and friends sustain you. Love, Kelly, Tim, Aimee, Timmy, Chloe Kelleher
Our deepest condolences to Coach Joe Walsh's family and to his Harvard Baseball Family. It was a sincere pleasure to know him. He was an amazing gentlemen with a big, warm personality, and quick to laugh. He spoke often of his love for his family and the joy of his baseball camp. He was a wonderful person to work with and I was always delighted to assist him in any way as he was to asssit others. You don't often meet a man like him and I am honored that I had the chance to know him. He will be missed very much by so many.
To Sandra and family,
My sincere condolences on your recent loss. Coach Walsh was the ultimate role model. Before Harvard, there was the Suffolk "Mutts". His passion for the game was undeniable and if you had the privilege of playing for # 2, you know exactly what I am talking about. Coach Walsh gave the best gift any coach can give a player...by believing in them. Sandra, thanks for sharing Joe with us during those early years of marriage. We are all better off because of it.
Much love and respect,
We were so saddened to hear about Coach Walsh. Our son Lance played for him at Harvard and the experience was unforgettable. Coach has touched so many lives and will continue to be thought of in the highest regards. Our love and prayers go to his family. You will be missed Coach--the world has lost a special man.
Dear Sandra, Tori, Holly, Katie & Kasey-we are so saddened to hear of the loss of your great husband and Dad. We hope your memories will continue to give you all peace and comfort during this difficult time. Deb,Rick,Katie & Cam Verrier
Is there baseball in heaven? There is now!! Our condolences....Frank Hogan's parents.....Kathy and Patrick
You will be missed. Harvard baseball will always be associated with you, and the boys you shaped will always have a part of you with them.
My son, along with his friends, went to Joe's baseball camp for many years. He went to many other camps also, but this was the only one he kept going back to. Joe knew how to make baseball fun; something that is often lost in the competitive experience. As a result, my son had a great sense of accomplishment in his life, had a great high school baseball experience and went on to play college baseball. Through that process I was always able to call Joe and ask his advice, and Joe always welcomed me to do so. He was truly a great friend and our whole family and community will miss him.
May the God who supplies endurance and comfort”… sustain you in your time of need through prayer, the comfort of fellow believers, and his Word the Bible.–Ro 15:5.
With Deep Sympathy,
Sorry for the loss of your beloved husband, father, son, brother, brother-in-law, & son-in-law. May you find comfort in the fact that he is truly @ home, in Heaven, sleeping with the Angels...The Connolly & Laubenstein families. God bless all of you! Take care of each other.
Dear Sandra, Tory, Holly, Katie and Kasey~
Our son, Chase Gilmore, had the pleasure of attending Harvard baseball camp run by Joe Walsh. Joe was encouraging, kind and instructive and made the Harvard camp a wonderful experience for Chase and the boys. It was clear that everyone respected, admired and loved Joe. You will be in our thoughts and prayers as you cope with this great loss.
Susan and Curt Gilmore
To the Walsh Family - I was very sad to hear of Joe's passing. He was the baseball coach at Suffolk while I was a student there. He always had a smile on his face and was very upbeat.
My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. He will be missed terribly.
I'm sorry for your loss.May you find comfort in the God of peace.
To the Walsh Family,
I played baseball for Coach Walsh at Suffolk in the late 80's. I knew the minute I met him he was a special person and now 25 years later I see the people he has touched and the legacy he leaves behind. I lost my father the day before we were headed to SC for spring training so I couldn't travel with the team. I flew down 2 days later and Coach Walsh met me at the airport alone to pick me up while the rest of the team carried on with activities. We had a nice talk and he helped me through a difficult time in my life. I still love baseball to this day and Coach Walsh was a great mentor. He will be missed by all that knew him.
Dear Walsh Family,
I am so sorry for your loss. Coach Walsh was superlative in every sense of the word. He would light up a room and had a positive impact on so many lives. As it has been said earlier, thank you for sharing your husband and father with us. In college, I was a staunch supporter of The Suffolk Women's Basketball Team and would cheer “loudly” with Suffolk Pride! I also ran cross country for Coach Walsh and was the Manager of the “Mutts” for one season. I am truly a better person for these experiences!
We all have Coach Walsh stories, I know I have many. One of my favorite stories was from Spring Training with the “Mutts” in 1993. In Florida, we attended a Major League Baseball Spring Training Game. We talked our way into the game and got great seats for the entire team. During the game, Coach told me I could run faster than the guys on the field. He dared me to prove it. So, I ended up jumping onto the field and running the bases during the game.
I out ran everyone that gave chase!
Thank you Coach!
“In it, to win it!”
Dear Sandra, Tory, Holly, Katie and Kasey,
I first met Joe over forty years ago as a young ten year old kid growing up down Walsh Park in Dorchester and Joe was our playground councilor. The memories and stories were priceless. Joe was a Great friend to all of us, we were blessed to have known him. It was a sad week hearing of the passing of Joe. He would always bring a GOOD story,laugh and smile to your face. The Good ones are never forgotten and Joe was one of the Good ones. We will never forget our Dear Coach, Friend and the Legend of Joe Walsh.
Chip McGuire Dorchester, ma.
Dear Walsh family please accept our sincere condolences for your loss. Matthew, our son, spoke very highly of Coach Walsh and will miss him greatly. Your family will be in our thoughts and prayers.
To the Family of Coach Walsh - Our prayers and thoughts are with you at this time. Coach Walsh was a terrific person in so many ways. He touched our lives in ways that cannot be measured. Our son Michael was blessed to play baseball for him. He will be truely missed.
I remember you telling me how much you loved Sandra and your girls, I remember you telling me not to give up while I ran in a cross country meet at Southern Maine, I remember our talks about pitching and keeping my composure, I remember the fence hopping at BU for practices, I remember you pitching batting practice and taking you yard..ha (we laughed at that for years), I remember the van rides and taking wrong turns (if only we had smart phones with video back then.ha), I remember the day that you told me that I could not play in my "senior year". I remember the day you asked me to go to the store in between games to get some refreshments for the guys and I gave you $14.00 in change from a $20 bill...priceless. There are so many memories that I will never forget. Thank you for being you. You will be missed. Rest in peace coach.
Sandra & Girls,
We are so deeply saddened by the tragic news. Our love, thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
Susan MacMillan and Bill Cavanaugh
Joe, until we meet again, may god hold you in the palm of his hand. You were a good Irish soul. I hear the beer in heaven is much better. Have one for me.
Sandra, Tory, Holly, Katie and Kasey. So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts are with your family.
The Cashmans, Chester, NH
To Sandra, and the Walsh family. Very sorry for your loss.
Sandra, Tory, Holly, Katie, and Kasey,
We are so sorry and in shock to hear
about Joe. We wish we could be with you at this time but we are not able
to. We pray that God will give you
His strength and peace and help you in
the days ahead.
Love, MaryJane, Dan, James, Jack, Deanna and Laura McCoy
To the Walsh family. My son John and I are sorry for your loss, we had the pleasure & honor of meeting Joe last Columbus Day at Harvard during the pro day, he was so gracious in giving us a tour of Harvard when he could have been with his loved ones. He will be in our prayers.
I was his favorite little ball player alex's teacher and i can't put into words the love little alex has for his beloved "coach" i love seeing the little grin on his face when he talks about coach yelling to the boys to hurry on the field. the kindness, love and time he gave to a little boy blinded from cancer will live on in my heart forever when i heard the words Harvard. what an amazing example and inspiration to all whose lives he touched, thanks for sharing your husband and dad with all the alexs of the world.
Gentleman, coach, philosopher, wise counselor, and all around great guy. Harvard and all of baseball has lost a true gem. Debra and Dale Jenkins, Raleigh NC
To the Walsh Family. May God bless you in this time of sorrow. Coach's passion and influence has touched many. I am very furtunate to have been part of his baseball legacy. Rest in Peace Coach.
Coach Walsh coached against a team I played on 25 years ago and I made a play at home where I broke a finger and kept playing. He beat us that day and called me the next day to make sure I was OK and let me know I could play for him anytime. He went out of his way to check on me and as I grew older and coached youth sports I used his actions as the model of how kids should be treated. It's not all about winning every game he taught life lessons that touched so many along the way. RIP Coach... My prayers are with the Walsh family. God must have needed a GREAT man and Coach in Heaven.
Sandra, We were so sorry to hear of your loss. Sending our thoughts and prayers to you and your girls.
Sandra and family,
Our thoughts and prayers go out to you during this most difficult time.
Joe was a great friend of our family!I will always remember Joe taking me down to the Boston Parks and Recreation baseball clinics.Joe will be sorely missed throughout the Lower Mills Community.
Dear Sandra and girls,
We were so saddened to learn of Coach Walsh's passing. Both of my boys loved attending his Play to Win baseball camp and getting to know the gentleman that Coach Walsh epitomized. God bless you.
Sandra and Family , I am so sorry for the loss of Joe .
I am holding you all in my thoughts and prayers .
Sandra and Family,
I am so sorry for your loss. I played baseball with Joe at Suffolk and every year would run into him at the Beanpot. He was always smiling and so kind to all.
He touched many lives and will always be remembered as a first class person who just happen to coach baseball. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Hey Joe, Let me know if there is baseball in Heaven. And don't let me know if I'm in the pitching rotation! Thanks and God bless your loving soul.
Tori and family,
I have been thinking of you nonstop since I heard this news. I pray that you find some comfort in the arms of friends and family in the days ahead.
Coach Walsh was a man who touched so many people's lives in so many ways! With deepest sympathy,
Suffolk Women's Basketball
I met Coach Walsh through friends at Suffolk. While I never played for him I instantly understood why his players loved him so much. He was a classic Dorchester guy who embodied the old school,loyal ways of the neighborhood.
Sandra, sending warm thoughts your way as you travel this difficult road. Wish we could all go back to Bantry Way where life was at its best.
Priscilla Murphy formerly of N St.
You were an enormous influence in our lives on and off the diamond. Your passion and drive to be the best has been passed down our our sons and daughters. You will be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with your family
To the Walsh baseball family,
Coach and I were roommates for a couple of summers at Ted Williams Camp...he went on the coach at Suffolk/Harvard and I went on to coach at Central Catholic..we had laughs and shared our love each day for baseball...dynamite guy
Coach Marc F. Pelletier
Central Catholic HS
To Sandra and the girls,
Joe and I were college baseball mates, and later roomates. he was my dear friend and always will be. I will miss him dearly. Jim "Gibbah" Gibson and Janice
Dear Sandra and family: Thank you for selflessly sharing your dad and husband with Jake and so many other young men for whom Coach was a role model and mentor. There are two ways of spreading light, wrote Edith Wharton, to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it. The best of coaches, like Coach Walsh, are both, being themselves a shining example of all that is good about the game of baseball, and then sharing their love of the game with one's players who spread their own light. They are all a reflection of you, Coach. Thank you for giving Jake opportunities we never could have imagined.
Rest in Peace Coach Walsh....a great baseball and cross country coach! (But more importantly...a great guy)
Rest in peace Coach. Great coach and better man. From Suffolk to Harvard, you have touched many lives and will be missed! Chuck Byrne
Sandra, Tory, Holly, Katie and Kasey, I am so deeply sorry for your loss. Joey was a tremendous man who loved you all so deeply. It feels like just yesterday when we met on the cape and became friends. I will cherish the times we all spent together between the ball field and at the house. I have never known a man outside of John Wylde who loved baseball as much as Joey did. My thoughts and prayers go out to you all and know that you now have another angel watching over you. Love you all. Tara
Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Coach touched many lives and will be missed. God Bless
Coach Rick Jones-Tulane University
Sandra, we're so sorry for your loss. We're thinking of you and the girls and we're here for you - always.
Rest in Peace Coach. You will be missed by all. My prayer go out to Sandra and your girls. You were the best.
To the Walsh family...please accept our deepest sympathy for your loss. I knew Joe from my days at Suffolk, and also had the pleasure of knowing Katie and Tori, and of course the love of baseball that we all shared. Our love and prayers are with you all...
My husband Paul played with Joe in the Park League when they were both in their prime. We had the good fortune to reconnect with Joe this year through our son Evan's baseball journey and Paul got to spend special time reminiscing with Joe about the good old days. What a gift to baseball and to the world Joe was. Our sincerest sympathies to his wife and daughters and his second family, all of the baseball players whose lives he touched.
My thought and prayers to the Walsh family. "2" was a great coach. We shared a lot of good times on those Mutts teams. You will be missed by all Walshy.
Sandra, You are in our thoughts and prayers. Love Paul McGonagle
A real good guy.
Joe may you rest in peace.
Everyone will miss you.
Joe was "instantly" likeable. Within just a few moments after meeting him, you knew he was special. Please accept our most heartfelt condolences. Dan, Emily, Matt & Devon Archetti
I'm sorry to learn of your loss.
We have all felt the terriblde sting of deatj and it hurts. I pray you find comfort and peace during this difficult time.
2 Corin. 1:3
Coach Walsh touched so many lives. He was just a tremendous all around person. He was more than a baseball coach. He was a friend. I will miss him. - One of the Suffolk muts!
Sandra and Girls,
We love you all so much and are thinking of all of you and Joe today. Love to you from everyone at St. Rita's.
Heaven has another angel! You will be sadly missed.
Rest in Peace Joe, you were a great coach but more importantly, a great person.
I learned the finer points of baseball from Coach Walsh at Ted Williams Baseball Camp in Lakeville, but his lesson on sportsmanship he taught me is what I remember to this day. Codolences to the Walsh family.
Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one today and always.
In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.
May he rest in peace now.
I'm going to miss Joe's smiling face. He was the nicest man you could ever meet. My daughter was friends with one of his daughters Holly. Joe will be missed deeply. Rest in peace my friend.
Last week, Coach Walsh took nearly an hour out of his day to spend with my son, a high school student with dreams of playing ball for Harvard. What a generous and kind man, whose encouraging words and advice meant so much to a kid who walked onto his field that day. We send our deepest condolences to the Walsh family.
I am deeply saddened by the passing of Joe Walsh. He was a better human being who always saw the best in an individual.
We are so sad to hear about Coach Walsh. Our son Max played for him at Harvard and we will always be grateful for his kindness and support to Max. He was a good man with a passion for baseball and for life and he will be greatly missed. Our love and prayers go to his wife and daughters.
Sorry to hear about Coach's passing. I am currently coaching HS baseball in Wisconsin and have sent a few of my players to Harvard...they all said the same thing...a great coach...my condolances..R Sykes, Nicolet HS
God Bless Joe Walsh and his family.We will miss his humor,insight, and smile as he touched the hearts of many of his fellow men!
With deepest sympathy to the family during your time of sorrow. Psalms 46:1 says: God is for us a refuge and strength during this difficult time and may God grant you the comfort to endure.
May the Hearer of prayer give you the comfort needed during this time. Psalm 65:2
I was at Suffolk University in the early 1980's when Joe Walsh was the baseball coach and I think ass't to Mr. Nelson, AD. He was a fine gentleman and great all around guy. I am sad to read of his passing.
Our family is so sorry for your terrible loss. Such a fine man. Holding you in our thoughts and prayers.
We are so sorry to hear of the passing of Joe..we loved Harvard baseball..you are now with out lord and savior..Jesus Christ..RIP
To the the family of Joe Walsh - May God give you peace and comfort through his word and the Lord Jesus Christ during this time of sorrow, I know that he will be missed by many.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.