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Walsh, Ilona D.
Ilona Delmore Walsh, 86, of Punta Gorda, FL, beloved wife of the late Patrick J. Walsh, passed away peacefully on Saturday, October 29, 2016. The Daughter of the late Harold and Helen Delmore, Mrs. Walsh was born in Bridgeport. February 28, 1930. Mrs. Walsh graduated from Academy of Our Lady of Mercy Lauralton Hall, Milford, as did her granddaughter Chase. Mrs. Walsh received her degree in education from Teachers College of CT TCC. Mrs. Walsh lived the majority of her life in Fairfield, CT., and was a retired elementary school teacher in the Fairfield school system. Mrs. Patrick J. Walsh touched many individual's lives with her quiet acts of kindness and compassion. Following the passing of her husband in 1990, Mrs. Walsh relocated to Punta Gorda, FL. and was an active Rotarian, a member at Saint Andrews South Golf Club, and The Isles Yacht Club. Mrs. Walsh however never left Fairfield, as she returned every year to spend time with her family and friends. Mrs. Walsh is survived by her two sons, Patrick M. Walsh (Laura Wendt) of Fairfield CT., Peter J. Walsh of Punta Gorda, FL., granddaughter Chase D. Kjellberg (Scott), and grandson P.J. (Patrick Joseph II) Walsh. Mrs. Walsh is also survived by her beloved sister Yolanda Vossler, and husband Robert Vossler, along with four nephews and their spouses, as well as her seven grandnieces and grand nephews. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday, November 7, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. at the Egan Chapel of St. Ignatius Loyola at Fairfield University. Interment will follow in Oak Lawn Cemetery. Friends may call Sunday from 3-7 p.m. in the Spear-Miller Funeral Home, 39 South Benson Road, Fairfield. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Rev. Thomas A. Murphy, S.J. Memorial Scholarship c/o Fairfield Prep, 1073 North Benson Road, Fairfield, CT 06824. For information or to sign an online guest register please visit

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October 28, 2019
Dear Pat and Peter, Thoughts are being sent your way on Mom's third anniversary. Our memories of Burr Court keep her, your Dad, and the whole gang alive in our hearts.
Much love, Cathy May Sadaghiani
Cathy May
November 9, 2016
Dear Pat, Chase, and PJ, So sorry to read about your loss. I was unable to go to the wake. Your eulogy at the service was heartfelt and lovely. She will always be with you. Jo-Ann Olsen ( your favorite math teacher).
Jo-Ann Olsen
November 7, 2016
My deepest condolences to Ilona's family. She was one of our great teachers who helped make the Fairfield Public Schools the great schools they are today. I valued her greatly as a colleague and a friend. May her soul rest in peace.
Joseph S. Zapytowski
November 6, 2016
My condolences to the family.
(Daughter-in-law of Gladys Fant Foley)
Louise Foley
November 5, 2016
Pat and Pete sorry to read about your mom.may the speed of god be with her
Ray Mannion
November 5, 2016
I lost a good friend in Ilona,s passing. Many great memories from long ago. My prayers are with her and her family.
Patricia Ness
November 4, 2016
God bless the Walsh family and their wonderful mother...a class act! She touched many lives.
Gerry May Hince
November 4, 2016
Ilona was highly thought of by her neighbors and friends at the Isles Yacht Club here in Punta Gorda, Florida. May she rest in peace.
Michael & Janet Savino
November 4, 2016
A lovely, Gentle lady. My condolences to all the family.
Abraham Gordon
November 4, 2016
Pat, Pete & Family,
Your mother brightened up any room she was in and positively impacted on every person that was lucky enough to know her.
Many share in feeling loss and sadness over this wonderful woman's passing. My condolences.
May she now rest and be reunited with your Dad.
Michael O'Dwyer
November 4, 2016
Yo and family, I am so sorry for your loss, I will keep Ilona and you in my prayers.
Boni (Carbone) Lucas
November 4, 2016
Dear Pat and Peter, I was so sorry to hear of Mom's death (Laurie had told us.) At least she is happy with Dad once again and there is probably a bunch of them up in heaven playing lawn darts! May memories of all the good times bring you some comfort during these difficult days and cause you to smile once again. Catch a big hug and my love to your aunt, Yolanda.
Cathy May Sadaghiani, Burr Court
Cathy May
November 4, 2016
Was so sorry to hear the passing of Mrs. Walsh. We'll remember her as kind soul that always had a smile when she greeted you, and one of our "Moms" at Fairfield Beach, where she put up with our teenage years! Rest In Peace Mrs. Walsh.
Tom May
Family Friend
November 4, 2016
Offering our deepest condolences during this time.
The Staff of Spear-Miller Funeral Home
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