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Cecily Ann (Murphy) Walsh

WEST BOYLSTON - Cecily Ann (Murphy) Walsh of West Boylston, formerly of Worcester and Holden, passed away peacefully Saturday, February 20, 2016.

Cecily was the wife of John F. Walsh, Jr., who passed away in 2009. She is survived by her six children: John F. Walsh III and his wife, Keri; Christine Nicholson, her husband, Patrick, and their children Robert, Kelsey, Erik and William; William Walsh, his wife Renee, and their children Jessica and Connor; Dennis his wife Michelle, and their children Nicole and Danielle; Tara Gouin, her husband Keith, their children Kimberlee and Jennifer, and granddaughter Leah; Kerry Owens, her husband Vincent, and their children Patrick and Erin; granddaughters Kathleen, Colleen and Kerry Walsh; Sandra Walsh; brother-in-law Thomas J. Walsh and his wife Simone of Auburn; and two nieces, Jodi and Jessica.

Cecily was predeceased by her son, Kevin, and infant daughter, Cecily Mary.

She was a loving mother, grandmother, and great grandmother, a woman of sincere kindness and compassion. A longtime member of St. Mary's Church in Jefferson and Our Lady of Good Counsel in West Boylston, Cecily was an embodiment of her strong Catholic faith, always putting the needs of others before her own. She truly had a heart of gold. Her large family and dear circle of friends were her life, and she took such joy in so graciously hosting countless gatherings through the years.

Born in Worcester, MA on February 2, 1937, Cecily was the daughter of the late Daniel and Cecily (Shea) Murphy. She graduated from South High in 1955, where she met her husband of 50 years, John F. Walsh, Jr. She took great pride in the various positions she held over the years, particularly her time at Assumption College.

Relatives and friends are invited to calling hours Tuesday, February 23 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Athy Memorial Home, 111 Lancaster St., Worcester, and a Mass Wednesday, February 24 at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church, 111 Worcester St., West Boylston, followed by burial in St. John's Cemetery, Worcester.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in to the March of Dimes, 112 Turnpike Road, Suite 300, Westborough, MA, 01581.

Published in Worcester Telegram & Gazette from Feb. 21 to Feb. 22, 2016.
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