James A. Walsh, of Avon, passed away July 22, at the age of 91. James was born in Dorchester and was raised in South Boston. A veteran, he served in the U.S. Navy during World War II as a Fire Controlman, 1st Class on the USS Baltimore in the South Pacific. James also worked at the Gillette Company in South Boston. He was the Commander of the Baltimore Post in Somerville, and was also a CCD teacher, eucharistic minister, member of the Knights of Columbus, parishioner of St. Michaels Parish in Avon, and member of the Life Center. Beloved husband of the late Betty (Miller) Walsh, he was the loving father of Marjorie Walsh-Baschieri and her husband Nino of Avon, Susan Walsh and her husband Normand Beauchemin of Norwood, and Elizabeth Pardo and her husband Laurence of Carver; devoted brother of the late John Walsh, Catherine Hughes, Mary Fitzgibbons, Winnifred Stokinger, and Rita Walsh; dear grandfather of Scott, Kate, Vivien, James, and Jamie. Funeral from the Hurley Funeral Home, 134 South Main St. (Rte. 28), Randolph, Friday at 9:15 a.m., followed by a funeral Mass at St. Michaels Church, Avon, at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. Visiting hours Thursday 3-8 p.m. Interment in St. Michaels Cemetery, Avon. In lieu of flowers, donations in Jamess name can be sent to the Life Center, 54 Haverhill St., Brockton, MA 02301. For online guest book and directions, please visit us at our Web site, www.thehurleyfuneralhomes.com.
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Hurley Funeral Home
134 So. Main St. (Rt. 28) Randolph, MA 02368
Published in The Patriot Ledger on July 24, 2013