Loretta Walsh

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Loretta A. Perry Hunter Walsh, 74, of Carbondale, died Friday at the VNA Hospice at Geisinger Community Medical Center, Scranton. She was the widow of Robert J. Walsh Sr., who died in January 1998.

Born in Scranton, daughter of the late Fred and Regina Miller Colachino and the late Charles Perry, she was a member of St. Rose of Lima Church, Carbondale. She was a graduate of Benjamin Franklin High School, class of 1957, Carbondale. Before retirement, she was employed as a home health aide.

She enjoyed crime shows on TV, and was an avid bingo player who loved crossword puzzles and Scrabble. She was a loving mother and grandmother.

Surviving are four sons, Robert J. Walsh Jr. and wife, Jill, Clarks Green; Randy Hunter, Carbondale; Jeffrey Hunter, Simpson; and Michael Hunter and wife, Jennifer, Southington, Conn.; three daughters, Maureen Kotowski and companion, Adam Loughney, Mayfield; Cindy Keen and husband, Gary, Waymart; and Laura Langan and husband, Michael, Factoryville; 18 grandchildren, Jessica Patten, Kelly Holevinski, Joseph Keen, Monica, June and Larry Hadden, Jason, Andrew and Shawn Hunter, Jacob, Derek and Jennifer Hunter, Blase, Nicholas, Joshua and Zachary Symuleski, Sarah Langan and Macey Loughney, who had a special place in grandma's heart and whom grandma always enjoyed spending time with; six great-grandchildren; two brothers, Fred Colachino and wife, Julie, Archbald; and Frank Colachino and wife, Carol, Peckville; a sister, Rosalie Straub, Archbald; a sister-in-law, Bernice Colachino, Dickson City; and several nieces and nephews.

She was also preceded in death by a brother, Butch Colachino.

The funeral will be Monday from the Brennan & Brennan Funeral Home Inc., 55 Lincoln Ave., Carbondale, with Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. in St. Rose of Lima Church. Interment, Our Mother of Sorrows Cemetery, Finch Hill.

Friends may call today from 4 to 7 p.m. Online condolences may be sent at www.brennanfuneralhomes.com.
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Carbondale, PA 18407
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Published in Scranton Times from Aug. 2 to Aug. 3, 2014