Ellen B. Walsh
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Ellen Bernadette Walsh passed away on May 1 surrounded by her family.
Born Ellen Bernadette Mahoney in New York, NY. Her husband John Patrick Walsh, also of New York, NY, predeceases her. Ellen greatly influenced the lives of all who knew her. When not surrounded by generations of family that happily soaked up her wise and often humorous council, she was active with social groups such as the Old Bridge Seniors and The Red Hat Society. To many she was Mom, Grandma or just Gigi. To some, she was simply the nice lady who sat outside and greeted neighbors as the passed by on Gaub Rd. To all, she made a lasting impression.
Ellen was a true matriarch in the best sense of the word and the backbone of her large, loving family. In addition to her children, she was greatly loved by her 16 grand children and her 13 great grandchildren. It has often been remarked that the Walsh family is a remarkable clan, in their strength, loyalty, kindness and resiliency. The family would like it known that they take great pride in being an especially close, strong family and that they are secure in the knowledge that the reason they are that way is because they lived by Ellen's motto "Keep on keeping on".
Mrs. Walsh was also predeaceased by her brothers Timothy Mahoney, Robert Mahoney. Ellen is survived by her 6 children, son Patrick and wife Kathleen Walsh of Sayreville, NJ, daughter Ellen Scarpari and husband John Scarpari of Monroe Township, NJ, daughter Mary Lange also of Monroe Township, Janice Smith and her husband Sean Smith of Farmingdale, NJ, daughter Linda Bailey Walsh of Los Angeles, Ca. and her daughter Maureen Walsh and granddaughter Colleen Walsh both of whom resided with her. She also leaves behind a brother, Cornelius Mahoney of Pennsylvania.
All who wish to celebrate this extraordinary woman are welcome to visit on Thursday May 3, 2012 from 2-4pm and 7-9pm at the Old Bridge Funeral Home, 2350 Route 516, Old Bridge, NJ. A funeral mass will take place on Friday May 4, 2012 at 11:30am at St. Ambrose Church, Old Bridge, followed by interment in Forest Green Park Cemetery, Morganville. To share stories, photos, or to send the family an online condolence, please visit www.oldbridgefh.com
Published in Asbury Park Press & Home News Tribune on May 3, 2012