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Judith A. "Judy" Walsh, nee Collins, age 76 years, entered into Eternal Life Saturday, June 4, 2011. She was a long time resident of Wauwatosa and spent her summers in Minong, WI. She will always be remembered by her beloved husband, Atty. Gerald S. Walsh; her fond children, Laurence Gerard (Erin), Kieran James (Cynthia), Kevin Quinn (Mary), Peter Joseph (Beth), Mary Elizabeth (Gary) Wendler and Shannon Francis Walsh; and fourteen cherished grandchildren; she will be further remembered by her brother-in-law, Kieran Walsh; sisters-in-law, Rita (Joe) Zielinski and Catherine (Bruce) Hoffmann; as well as many other relatives, friends, special pet, McKenzie and the countless friends and neighbors she touched over the years. She was preceded in death by her loving parents, Atty. Laurence and Rosebelle "Reks" Collins; and her dear daughter, Cathleen Bridget Walsh. Visitation will be Thursday, June 9, 2011 at Christ King Catholic Church, 2604 N. Swan Blvd., Wauwatosa from 4 p.m. until the time of the Mass of Christian Burial at 7 p.m. followed immediately by a reception in the North Hall for family and friends. Private Interment at Wisconsin Memorial Park. Judy was a graduate of Messmer High School, class of 1953, Marquette University, class of 1957 and a life member of Kappa Beta Gamma Sorority. After graduation, Judy was dedicated to education and the rearing of children. She taught in the Milwaukee Public School System, and she actively participated in the education and orientation of hundreds of students at McKinley Elementary School in Wauwatosa. Judy was an active member of the Parish and the choir of both Christ King and St. Mary's in Minong, WI. She assisted in starting Books Behind Bars on behalf of the Milwaukee Bar Association. She was a faithful volunteer for over 20 years with the St. Vincent de Paul Meal Program, where she placed thousands of reminder phone calls to parishioners to prompt their donations of Jell-O and buns. Only the Lord will really know just how many of the poor or homeless Judy helped to feed over the years. We know that so many people will miss her sweet phone calls, warm and friendly voice and the silent way she would preach the Gospel each month. The family wishes to express special thanks for the compassion and love extended to Judy by Horizon Hospice Care Givers, Nancy, Renne, Kelly, Jessica and Pamela. In lieu of flowers, memorials in Judy's name to Christ King Parish, St. Vincent de Paul Meal Program or Messmer High School.
Published in a Chicago Tribune Media Group Publication on June 7, 2011
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