Merrill A. Walsh
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of Townsend; formerly of Tewksbury; 68
TOWNSEND -- Merrill A. Walsh, 68, of Townsend, formerly of Tewksbury, died Tuesday, October 9, 2012, at his residence.
Mr. Walsh was born in St. John, New Brunswick, Canada, November 27, 1943, a son of Emily (Burhoe) Walsh and the late Bernard Walsh and grew up in St. John. He was a graduate of St. John Vocational School. Mr. Walsh resided in Tewksbury with his family before moving to Townsend 20 years ago.
Besides his mother of St. John, NB, Canada, Mr. Walsh leaves his wife of 49 years, Gloria J. (Carlin) Walsh; four sons, Jeffrey M. Walsh and his wife, Cathy, of Wilmington, Sean D. Walsh and his wife, Anne, of Raymond, NH, Michael B. and his wife, Jodie, of Townsend, Kenneth J. Walsh and his fiancee, Susan Hamel, of Lowell; a sister, Gloria Haley of Salem, NH; four grandsons, Jared Walsh, Austin Walsh, Cole Walsh and Jack Walsh.
For over 20 years, Mr. Walsh worked as a heavy equipment mechanic at G.H. Harnum Company formerly of Wilmington, now located in Methuen, before retiring in the early 1990's.
He was the ultimate handy man and there were very few things that he could not repair especially any kind of machinery.
Throughout his retirement he continued to keep up with his many projects and help others with theirs. He enjoyed the outdoors, listening to music and taking walks in the local parks with his wife & dog.
He had attended the First Baptist Church in West Townsend.
WALSH -- Mr. Walsh's family will receive family and friends at a visitation period 6-8 Friday, October 12th at the T.J. Anderson & Son Funeral Home, 250 Main Street, (Rte 119) Townsend Center. Please see www.andersonfuneral.com for additional information.
Published in Lowell Sun on Oct. 10, 2012