Nancy Jean Walsh

  • "Sorry to read about Nancy. I went to Pine Grove High School..."
    - Nancy (Spancake) Desmarais

Nancy Jean Walsh, 76, of Hollywood, Md., formerly of Waldorf, Md., passed away Nov. 28 at her residence with her loving family at her side.

She was born Aug. 20, 1942, in Pine Grove, to the late George Lengel and Alma Leonard Lengel.

Nancy was employed as a secretary for the Library of Congress from 1960 to 1968 and later as an admitting clerk for Southern Maryland Hospital where she dedicated years of service. On Oct. 5, 1963, Nancy married the love of her life, John R. Walsh, in Washington, D.C. Together they spent 55 wonderful years of marriage. While working at Southern Maryland Hospital she meet her dearest friend, Mary Heffner, who she enjoyed working with. She dedicated the rest of her career to taking care of her family as they were most important to her. She was a loving and dedicated wife, mother and grandmother. She was an exceptional baker and good cook, with her specialties being cupcakes and potato salad. She and her husband enjoyed hosting weekly family dinners and the holidays at their home. She spent many hours doing crafts with her grandchildren, which she thoroughly enjoyed. Since 1972, they have all taken a family vacation to Carolina Beach, N.C., which everyone always looked forward to. She also enjoyed traveling home to Pennsylvania to visit family and to Dover to play the slot machines with her husband. She was an avid reader and enjoyed nonfiction. She crocheted many beautiful blankets and gave them to family and friends.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Betty Lou Hummel and her brother, Wellington Lengel.

In addition to her beloved husband, she is survived by her daughters, Sharon Walsh (Karen), Hollywood, Md., and Sandy Imbriale (Scott), Hollywood, Md.; her grandchildren, Hunter, John, Jordan William and Leah Pearl Imbriale, all of Hollywood, Md.; her siblings, Carol Lamborn, Palmyra, Joan Kost (John), Myerstown, and John Lengel (Mary Beth), Taylor; her in-laws, Richard Walsh (Mary), Waldorf, Md., Lee Hopson (Don), Harrisonburg, Va., and Virginia Pruitt (Greg), LaPlata, Md.; her special friend, Mary Heffner, Leonardtown, Md.; her extended family and friends.

Family received friends from 3 to 6 p.m. Dec. 3 with a funeral service celebrated at 5:30 p.m. by Pastor Jonathan Blanke at Brinsfield Funeral Home, 22955 Hollywood Road, Leonardtown, MD 20650. Interment was private. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of St. Mary's, P.O. Box 625, Leonardtown, MD 20650, or St. Jude's Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38148. Condolences to the family may be made at Arrangements by Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A.

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Published in Republican & Herald on Dec. 6, 2018