Francis P. Walsh

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Francis P. Walsh, 94, of the Nativity section of Scranton, died early Monday morning. He was preceded in death by his wife of 60 years, the former Anne McDonough, on Oct. 2, 2008.

Born in the Minooka section of Scranton, Fran was a son of the late Michael and Mary Glennon Walsh. He was a member of St. John Neumann Parish at Nativity of Our Lord Church. Before retirement, he was employed as an auditor for the Pennsylvania Department of Employment Security. He was an Army veteran of World War II, having served in the Normandy, Ardennes, Rhineland and Central European campaigns, earning five Bronze Battle Stars and the Distinguished Unit Badge. He was a member of the Minooka Notre Dame Club, Minooka American Legion Post 568 and St. Mary's Club of South Scranton.

Fran was a man who was always very proud of his Irish heritage, and greeted his family and many friends with his ever-present smile. He always had a very special place in his heart for his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Fran thoroughly enjoyed the good times he spent with his wife, Anne, and friends at their pool and their "special corner." He will always be fondly remembered by his family and friends.

The family would like to express its very deep gratitude to the staff at Geisinger Mountain View Care Center for the kindness, compassion and care given to Fran throughout his illness.

Surviving are a daughter, Michele Heenan and husband James J., Scranton; two grandchildren, Christopher Heenan and wife, Stephanie, Mullica Hill, N.J.; and Jamie C. Heenan and husband, Richard Jackson, Scranton; three great-grandchildren, Annabella Jackson and Ryleigh and Greyson Heenan; a brother, Joseph Walsh and wife, Rose Marie, Minooka; nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was also preceded in death by a brother, Paul Walsh.

The funeral will be Thursday with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at St. Paul of the Cross Parish in Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary Church, 1217 Prospect Ave., South Scranton, to be celebrated by the Rev. Scott Sterowski, pastor. Entombment, Cathedral Cemetery Mausoleum.

Friends may call Thursday from 8:45 to 9:45 a.m. at the church.

Arrangements are by the Neil W. Regan Funeral Home Inc., 1900 Pittston Ave., Scranton.

Memorial contributions may be made to Geisinger Mountain View Care Center, 2300 Stafford Ave., Scranton, PA 18505.

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Published in Scranton Times on Aug. 5, 2014
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