Deacon Vincent Patrick Walsh of Holliston formerly of West Harwich, MA died on Good Friday, April 18th at Milford Regional Hospital surrounded by his loving family. He was 90 years of age. Born in Dorchester, MA, the son of the late Edward and Honora C. (O'Holleron) Walsh, Deacon Walsh graduated from Boston Latin School and Boston College and attended Boston College Law School. He was employed by the New England Telephone Company for 44 years and retired as the Cape Cod Repair Manager in 1984. A World War II Veteran, he served as a Staff Sergeant in the Philippines and Japan. In 1980, Deacon Walsh was ordained as a Permanent Deacon in the Catholic Church. He was the Catholic Chaplain in Hendry County Correctional Institute in La Belle, Florida from 1993 - 1998. He was one of the founders and is the President Emeritus of the Family Pantry, Inc. of Cape Cod. He is Chaplain of the Charismatic Prayer Group, the Celebrate Life Committee and the St. Vincent de Paul Society at Holy Trinity Church in West Harwich, MA. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus and the Veterans of Foreign Wars. His beloved wife of 39 years, Doris Milloy Walsh pre-deceases him. He was the brother of the late Fr. Paul T. Walsh, Edward J. Walsh and Mary E. Walsh. He is survived by his daughter, Maureen W. Carchidi and her husband Thomas of Holliston, MA and his son John T. Walsh of Lutz, Florida. He is also survived by his sisters Rita A. Walsh of Milton, MA and Eleanor C. Doherty of Quincy, MA, his four loving grandchildren, Matthew Vincent Carchidi and his fiance Anahel Cabrera of San Jose, CA, Brendan P. Carchidi, Kathleen A. Carchidi, Megan E. Carchidi all of Holliston, MA plus his great grandson Braylon Vincent Carchidi of San Jose, CA and many nieces and nephews. Calling hours will be held on Sunday, April 27th 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. at the Morris, O'Connor & Blute Funeral Home 678 Main Street, Harwich Center, MA. Deacon Walsh will lie in state at Holy Trinity Church 246 Rte. 28 West Harwich, MA on Monday, April 28th 3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. A Vigil Service will be held at 7:00 p.m. His Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, April 29th at Holy Trinity Church. Burial will follow in the National Cemetery in Bourne, MA. Memorial gifts in Deacon Walsh's memory would be greatly appreciated and may be sent to Xaverian Brothers High School Scholarship Fund 800 Clapboardtree Street Westwood, MA 02090. Notes of comfort and sympathy may be sent to Deacon Walsh's family at www.MorrisOConnorBlute.com
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Published in The Cape Codder from Apr. 21 to Apr. 28, 2014