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Louisa Marcy Walsh SUMMERVILLE - Louisa Marcy Walsh, 49, daughter of Norman Sinkler Walsh, MD and Marcy Stoney Walsh, died Sunday, June 28th. The family will receive visitors Friday, July 3, 2009 from 4 until 6 o'clock at James A. Dyal Funeral Home, 303 S Main St, Summerville. A memorial celebration of her life will be held on Sunday July 5th at 2 p.m. at the Gage Hall Annex of The Unitarian Church in Charleston, 4 Archdale St, Charleston. Memorials may be made to CooperRiis Healing Farm, 101 Healing Farm Lane, Mill Spring, NC 28756, or the charity of your choice. Born April 8th, 1960 in Charleston, she was the granddaughter of the late Samuel David Stoney and Louisa Lawrence Dudley Stoney and Joseph Norman Walsh and Cleremonde Gaillard Sinkler Walsh. Louisa graduated from Porter Gaud School, The University of the South in Sewanee, TN and received her MD degree from the Medical University of South Carolina. A resident of Philadelphia, PA for the last 15 years, she had a successful career as a Medical Director of Drug Safety for the AstraZeneca pharmaceutical company of Wilmington, DE. Survivors including her parents are one sister, Anne W. Rosebrock of Winter Park, FL; two brothers, William Gaillard Walsh and his wife Terry of Mt. Pleasant, and David Stoney Walsh and his wife Sharon of Charlotte, NC; three nieces, Emily Rosebrock, Melanie Walsh and Cristina Montero; two nephews, Peter Rosebrock and Kevin Walsh; one uncle, David Stoney, Jr. and his wife Andrea. A memorial message may be written to the family by visiting our website at www.jamesadyal.com. ARRANGEMENTS BY JAMES A. DYAL FUNERAL HOME, 303 SOUTH MAIN STREET, SUMMERVILLE, SC. Visit our guestbook at www.postandcourier.com/deaths

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Published in Charleston Post & Courier from Jul. 1 to Jul. 3, 2009.
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March 27, 2018
I only just now learned of Louisa's passing, and I am really sad to know that such a wonderful light went out eight years ago. We were friends when she lived in Wayne and use to go hiking and dancing together all the time, and attended the UU church there. She really was special. Saying a prayer for her and her family
September 9, 2009
Dear Marcy & Dr Walsh,

My heart is so sad at your loss of Louisa. We danced many dances together and that is when Louisa seemed really happy. Her smile would light up the room. I know that where ever she is she is dancing. Every time I set foot on the dance floor now I will dedicate my first dance to her memory.
Warmly Lin
Lin Jenkins
August 13, 2009
Dear Dr. and Mrs. Walsh, and the Walsh family:

I am profoundly saddened to learn of Louisa's passing away. My sincerest condolences to all of you.

Louisa's friendship brought tremendous joy to my life. I met her dancing in 2005 and her energy, enthusiasm and positive spirit instantly told me she was a truly special person. I loved dancing with her and my favorite memory is that she loved dance turns and would shout out a joyous "Oh, yeah" whenever I would lead her in a turn or would do one myself.

I also can not forget how when I was myself down early last year, Louisa kept reaching out to me to provide tremendous emotional support.

I thank God and you for the gift of Louisa to my life. May her Soul rest in peace and may God give you all the strength at this time of grief.
Ravi Bansal
August 11, 2009
We are so sorry to hear about the passing of Louisa. While we haven't seen her in many years, we knew her well when she was involved with MLUC groups in the 90's. I always appreciated her great smile, her enthusiasm, and new friends she would bring over to the church and functions. I believe that's where we met Beth as well. I'm not sure what happened but it sounds like her passing was sudden. So sad that although she gave so much of herself during her short time here with us, she was a woman who had so much more to give. We had lost track of Louisa and again are so saddened to hear she is gone from our midst. May peace come to you as you all, family and friends, move through this difficult time.
Jane Rothrock & Chickie Payne
July 18, 2009
Celebrating Louisa's life and mourning her loss.
Melanie Renfroe, C82, Sewanee
July 17, 2009
I am soooo sorry for your loss. I remember playing cards around Louisa's round kitchen table. We've had so many fun game nights. Louisa will be sadly missed.
Mary O'Connor
July 15, 2009
Dear Walsh Family,
I only knew Louisa for a short time, but it was clear that she was a bright light. I am so sorry for your loss.
Sherry Lynch
July 15, 2009
Dear Dr. and Mrs. Walsh:
I feeling deep sadness today having learned of Louisa's passing last night. She lit up my life and all who came in contact with her. I could always count on her honesty and clear communication.

Louisa is alive in our hearts forever. Thank you for the gift you gave the world of a most beautiful daughter. Love, Donna Morrow
Donna Morrow
July 14, 2009
Dear Walsh family,
I am so sorry to hear about Louisa. She was always sweet to me growing up. She was quick to find humor in every situation and laugh and smile about it. She also seemed wise beyond her years (even as a teen-ager) with that kind sparkle in her eyes! I miss you all and hope for peace within your hearts.
Celeste Joye
July 12, 2009
Our condolences to the Walsh family and all who knew Louisa. Our hearts are heavy with grief, but lightened by the memories of our times together. Despite her struggles, Louisa's energy, sparkle and laugh were infectious and drew so many towards her. Look how many lives she touched--and still touches! It's difficult to accept that she is gone from us. May her spirit be at peace.
Betsy Berger and Allison Wolf
July 12, 2009
Dear Walsh Family,
I am so sorry for your loss. Your family is in my prayers. Louisa was a friend who brought a smile and joy to all. Thank you for sharing her life with us. She touched peoples hearts deeply.

Barbara Walsh, West Chester, PA
July 9, 2009
My condolences for Louisa's passing. She was for a time more than a colleague of mine, but a trusted friend, and her loss leaves a hole in those of us left behind.
Bob Koelle
July 8, 2009
It is with a very heavy heart that we send our love and prayers to the entire Walsh Family. We will always be thankful for the love and kindness that Louisa shared with our family. Through my sister Beth, we were fortunate enough to know Louisa and witness the impact that she could have on those around her. One of my fondest memories is when T.J., our special needs brother, appointed Louisa his “music manager”. She took her job seriously and made T.J. feel very important!!! At several family holiday dinners, they sang and danced together.

We will miss her – she is a true force of nature.

Sending you love and light,

Tricia Reilly Koch
Tricia Reilly Koch
July 8, 2009
Walsh Family:
I am so glad that Louisa, Beth, and I could be together this past April in North Carolina. Louisa took us everywhere... from shopping in Asheville, to hiking in the woods, to several quaint restaurants in Tryon. We laughed the entire weekend. One night the three of us crashed in our Bed and Breakfast Inn room and watched an old Tracey Ullman video. We had a blast! Louisa's laugh was contagious. Please know that you all are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
Cathy Reilly
July 8, 2009
Dr.Walsh and Marcy, So sorry for your loss. I remember your children from seeing them and hearing of them as we worked in the office. God bless you and your family during this sad time. Love, Cary and Eleanor Grayson
July 7, 2009
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Dave Walsh
July 6, 2009
At the Jersey Shore
Dear Walsh family,

I am so saddened by Louisa's death. She was one of the founding members of a 20/30's group that formed in 1997. We have been in touch ever since, celebrating birthdays and life milestones. Louisa contributed greatly to the energy of that group. Now that a founding member has gone, we feel a large hole. Her death is a shock. We remember Louisa with so much love, and wish you the best as you process this loss.

All the best,
Gillian Backus
July 6, 2009
Louisa and Beth at our wedding in 2003
Jim and I are so sorry to hear about Louisa's passing. I got to know Louisa through my good friend 'Beth' over 10 years ago. I recall her love of life and the outdoors. I enjoyed hiking and outdoor concerts with her and Beth, and was thrilled when they came to our wedding (photo attached) in 2003 to help us celebrate our new beginning and dance the night away! May she be in peace and may her family and close friends find comfort in happy memories and knowing that she was loved so much!
Jill and Jim Tilney
July 4, 2009
To the Walsh family,

I offer you my deepest condolences on Louisa's death. I was a friend of Louisa's when she lived in Pennsylvania. We had gotten to know each other through a church group and discovered that we had both grown up in the Charleston area and had both graduated from Porter Gaud. I think we always enjoyed comparing notes about Charleston. I always had so much fun with Louisa. She was so warm, generous, giving and had a terrific sense of humor. I miss her very much and can say that she is very much missed among our group of friends in Pennsylvania. I wish you much peace and comfort in the time ahead.

Leslie Hempling
Phoenixville, PA
Porter-Gaud, Class of 1986
Leslie Hempling
July 3, 2009
To the Walsh family,

My prayers and thoughts go out to you and your family. I have not seen Louisa in many, many years (Ashley Hall days) but I remember her as always kind, gentle and fun. Please take comfort in knowing that our Lord and Savior has her wrapped in His loving and most gracious arms.

Mary Harrigan Carr
Ashley Hall, Class of 1978
Mary Carr
July 3, 2009
Pard and Marcy,
We were sorry to read about the death of Louisa. Our thoughts and prayers are with your entire family. We are away but will be in touch with you later.

Much love,
Polly and Ed
Polly & Ed Horger
July 2, 2009
My heart aches for the loss that you all have suffered! I remember Louisa fondly as a prankster who put rice in Anne's luggage on her wedding night. May she now be at peace and may you all remember all the love and joy that she brought to your family!

Love to all,
Jeanne Derderian
July 2, 2009
Our thoughts prayers and sympathy are with Pard, Marci and the family during this time of loss. We wish we could be with you but we are leaving for Honduras. All of you will remain in our prayers.

We love you...Mike and Jeanne Sabback
Mike and Jeanne Sabback
July 2, 2009
Love and prayers to you all at this difficult time.
Dave Stoney
July 2, 2009
Marcy and Pard, Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Sharon contacted us about Louisa's death. We remember her and glad for the photo taken just before we moved to Chicago.
May you be surrounded by family and friends at this time of loss,and may God bestow comfort. Louisa is now at peace.
We send our love
Joe and Jean Anne Feiler
July 2, 2009

We're thinking of you during this difficult time. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.
July 2, 2009
Dear Walsh Family,
I had only recently begun to know and enjoy Louisa's company here in Tryon. She joined a group of us at the beach in May, and I went bicyling with her one Sunday. (she left me in the dust.) I went walking with her and Winston, her greyhound, a time or two also. We were making plans for hiking, and she seemed to be interested in lining up rounds of tennis and golf with other people in the area. She had been talking of changing her research medical career back to clinical medicine and working with those most in need. I'm sure she would have been great at it.
There are many of us here in Tryon who are deeply affected by her untimely death. The news has rippled through us like a shock wave.I will miss her sweet presence at our gatherings and activities. My heart goes out to her family. love, Ann
Ann Gleason
July 1, 2009
Dear Pard & Marcy:

Johnny Evans sent the news of Louisa death. We always remember her bright young face at camp and with CDC. And of course the unforgetable evening in San Francisco when she asked the waiter, "What kind of Italian Restaurant is this that doesn't serve pizza?" Know that our thougths and prayers are with you both.

Love Ed & Molly
Ed & Molly Henderson
July 1, 2009
So sorry to hear of Louisa's passing. She departed the same day my mother did. She was a fabulous housemate and both Alan and I remember her warmth and enthusiasm, and her tolerance for two lovebirds. Hard to believe it was over 25 years ago we were in that pepto bismo pink house on Montagu St. Our hearts go out to her family as do our thoughts and prayers.
Amy Nadel Romanczuk
July 1, 2009
So sorry to hear about Louisa. I have fond memories of the good times we shared in kindergarten and Hobcaw. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.
Sally King Bridges
July 1, 2009
Dear Marcy, I can not tell you how my heart hurts for you during this time of sorrow. I lost Jason, my son, just 7 weeks ago. It is the worst pain a mother will ever know. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. If I can be of any assistance, please do not hesitate to call.
Sharon (Grimsley) Messervy
Former: Adventure Travel, S'ville
Sharon Messervy
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