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Eleanor C. Walsh

1929-2012 BENNINGTON Eleanor C. Walsh, age 83, a resident of the Vermont Veterans Home in Bennington, and former longtime resident of East Arlington Rd., in Arlington, Vt., died on Sunday, December 2, 2012 following a long illness.

She was born in East Arlington on January 16, 1929 and was the daughter of the late Jay Paul and Florence (Mattison) Ward.

She married John Walsh, Jr., in Arlington, on February 27, 1947.

Eleanor enjoyed knitting, and she was a regular contributor of hats and mittens to the Giving Tree Program at the former Chittenden Bank in Arlington at Christmastime.

She also knitted Christmas tree skirts, baby blankets and sweaters, afghans, pillows and vests. She was an excellent cook and baker.

Besides her husband, John F. Walsh, Jr., she is survived by her six children: Patrick Walsh and his wife Martha of Hopewell, Va., Joanne W. Lansing of Knox, N.Y., Frances E. Walsh of Hinesburg, Vt., Barbara Kenan of Cocoa, Fla., John Walsh and wife Cindy of Arlington, Vt. and Bill Walsh of Arlington, Vt. Mrs. Walsh leaves 14 grandchildren, and several great grandchildren. She has one sister, Alice Stratton of Bennington, and several nieces and nephews. Mrs. Walsh is predeceased by two brothers: Jay Paul Ward, Jr. and Hector Ward, and her sister, Elvira Hunt.

She was loved by all her family, even her extended family at the Vermont Veterans Home who warmly referred to her as "Gramma".

There are no services scheduled at this time.

Memorial contributions may be made to The Memory Clinic, through the Mahar and Son Funeral Home, 628 Main Street, Bennington, VT 05201.

Guestbook condolences may be made at www.maharandsonfuneralhome.net



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Published in Bennington Banner on Dec. 6, 2012
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