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Michael William "Mike" Walsh

1957 - 2015 BRATTLEBORO Michael William "Mike" Walsh, 57, of South Main Street a resident of the Brattleboro area for over 30 years passed away unexpectedly Wednesday, March 25, at his home. Mike was born in Frankfurt, Germany on November 9, 1957 the son of Arthur and Marianne (Bau-mann) Walsh. He was raised in Germany, Oklahoma, Connecticut, Maryland and Putnamville, Vermont graduating from Union 32 High School in Montpelier, Class of 1975. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy enlisting following his graduation from high school. Mike served for six years both stateside and abroad until his honorable discharge from active service in 1981. He later worked in the nuclear energy operations field in New London, Conn., Seabrook, N.H. and Oswego, N.Y. In 1984, with his wife he purchased Abbiati Monument Company in Brattleboro which he owned and operated until 2012. In conjunction with Abbiati they owned and operated the former Greenfield Monumental Works in Greenfield, Mass. Mike also owned and managed several rental properties in the greater Brattleboro area. A former resident of Vernon, for several years he served on the Vernon School Board, was a commissioner for Morningside Cemetery in Brattleboro and was a past member of the Brattleboro Rotary Club and Kiwanis Club. Mike enjoyed sports and was active in the Greater Brattleboro Men's Softball League for several years. Of his leisure time activities, he enjoyed reading, gardening, constructing and building projects, and had an interest in special motorcycles and custom cars. Mike loved politics, history, following world events and was an avid Boston Red Sox, Washington Redskins and New England Patriots fan. He never forgot his family roots that included his family abroad in Germany. Mike was known for his spirit of friendship and generosity and while owner of Abbiati Monuments donated several large projects to the community that included the flag staff in Morningside Cemetery. He was a communicant of Saint Michael's Roman Catholic Church. Survivors include his two daughters, Kayleigh Walsh of Foster City, Calif., and Pember Walsh Wood and her husband, Patrick, of Union City, Calif.; one sister, Katherine Walsh Borne and her husband, Albert, of Berlin, Vt.; nephew, Albert Michael Borne; niece, Erika Borne Dietsch and her husband, Richard III, and their son Lukas. Additionally he leaves the mother of his children, Robin Rouleau Brassard of Port St. Lucie, Fla.; and his close friend, Gail Clark of Vernon. FUNERAL NOTICE: Committal services and burial with full military honors will be conducted in the springtime in the Vermont Veteran's Memorial Cemetery in Randolph Center where he will be laid to rest next to his parents. Friends are invited to call at the Atamaniuk Funeral Home on Wednesday from 5 - 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions in Mike's name may be made to Saint Michael's School, 48 Walnut Street, Brattleboro, VT 05301 in care of Elaine Beam, principal, or to Disabled American Veterans (DAV), Dept. of Vermont, P.O. Box 828, White River Jct., VT 05001. To sign an online register book or send messages of e-condolence to his family, please visit www.atamaniuk.com.


Published in Brattleboro Reformer on Mar. 30, 2015
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