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Kevin D. Walsh, 55

CHARLTON/STURBRIDGE - Kevin D. Walsh of Dudley, formerly of Charlton, Sturbridge and Holden, passed away surrounded by family and friends on Saturday, January 30th, 2016 in Worcester at the age of 55.

Kevin was a loving father and brother, a man of great strength and passion. As a friend, "Woody" was truly loyal and generous. He loved time spent on Cape Cod and the golf course, and is remembered as a competitive athlete, grill master, and true New England sports fan.

Kevin is survived by his mother Cecily Ann (Murphy) Walsh of West Boylston; three daughters Kathleen Hipkins and husband Martin; Colleen Walsh and husband-to-be Joel Cecchi; and his youngest daughter Kerry Walsh; siblings John F. Walsh III and his wife Keri; Christine Nicholson and her husband Patrick; William Walsh and his wife Renee; Dennis Walsh and his wife Michelle; Tara Gouin and her husband Keith; and Kerry Owens and her husband Vince; the mother of his children Pamela Walsh; and several nieces and nephews. Kevin was predeceased by his father John F. Walsh Jr. and his infant sister Cecily Mary.

Kevin graduated from Wachusett Regional High School in 1978, Springfield College in 1982, and received his MBA from The University of Massachusetts Amherst in 1984. He was the first Town Administrator of Sturbridge, MA and went on to have a very successful career in the insurance industry.

Calling hours will be held at the Athy Memorial Home, 111 Lancaster St. Worcester, on Wednesday, February 3rd from 5 to 8 p.m. There will be a Mass on Thursday, February 4th at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph's Church, 10 H Putnam Rd Extension, Charlton. Burial will be in North Cemetery, Sturbridge.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Jimmy Fund to support Sarcoma cancer research and patient care. P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284 or via

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Published in Worcester Telegram & Gazette from Jan. 31 to Feb. 1, 2016.
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January 25, 2019
When I got this reminder from Legacy, it stopped me in my tracks. I still can't believe he's gone. I miss his laugh and his wonderful sense of humor. And though I haven't seen him for many years, the memories I hold dear of all the times with the Walsh family will remain deep in my heart. Hope you're behaving yourself, Woody.

Michael Murphy
Michael Murphy
March 17, 2016
Pam and family I am so sorry for your loss. You were both customers of mine at TD Bank for many years before I left and had gotten to know your family well. My deepest of sympathies to you all.
Kim Chaput
February 27, 2016
We were sad of hearing today of Kevin Walsh passing. You are all in our prayers.Peg Head remembers him as a kid always smiling and laughing.Rember all the good times. Love Joe and Kathy AND PEG HEAD.
February 22, 2016
My thoughts and prayers to all of you.
I found out about Kevin yesterday and am still trying to process the reality that 'Woody' is gone. I truly regret that I will never laugh with him again.
May God bless and comfort all of you at this difficult time.

Michael & Pamela
Michael Murphy
February 16, 2016
To the Walsh Family,
I will always have the fondest memories of my SC college friend, Woody. Sorry for your loss.
My deepest sympathy, Cheryl
Cheryl Croce
February 15, 2016
To John and the whole Walsh family,

You and I were classmates at Wachusett and I was a teammate of your brother's at both Wachusett and Springfield. My wife Laurie and I are shocked to hear of Kevin's passing. Even though he and I were a year apart, I do remember Woody as a hard working and very dedicated student athlete. It sounds like he carried those traits into fatherhood and the business world. As Carl and Bill said just prior to my entry all of Springfield College is grieving with you.

Dave and Laurie Hinman (SC Classes of '81 and '82) Salida, Colorado
February 15, 2016
To the Walsh family, I am saddened to hear of passing. We played baseball together in college and I considered him my best friend in college. We had talked often innthe past year trying to reunite only to find out my good friend is gone. He was the best, and will truly missed, god bless, Carl Schmitt
Carl Schmitt
February 15, 2016
I am stunned and heartbroken to have just learned of our buddy Woody's passing. The laughs that we shared over the years were too many to try to count and too memorable to ever forget. We always looked forward to our annual golf tournament and weekend back at Springfield. We will raise a toast in his honor this June but it will never be the same.
On behalf of Woody's Springfield College Family I send our deepest sympathy to all of his family and friends. He will always be in our thoughts and memories and the stories will help us laugh and remember. Rest in Peace old friend.
Bill Boland
Springfield College Class of 82
February 11, 2016
To the entire Walsh Family - I have just learned of Kevin's passing and I was shocked by this news. I have known Kevin since the early 90's when I was an account executive with a medical insurance company and he was the broker for several municipalities which I handled. We had a great working relationship for many years and I had the honor of working with/for him at his agency in Webster which was one of the most rewarding experiences in my professional career. He was a caring and honest man - for which I will always have the highest respect. Rest in Peace, Kevin.
William (Bill) Bjerke
February 6, 2016
Paula and I so sorry to hear of Kevin's passing. He was such a good guy. I am sorry we missed the services. We were out of town.
Conrad Allen
February 5, 2016
I am so very sorry to learn of kevin passing. He was my tenant on the lake for for a couple of years. I found him to be a joy to rent to. He often talked about his family, especially his daughters, who gave him much delight. Also his golf was a frequent topic. I'm sure he'll be greatly missed. My heart goes out to you all.
kathleen wilk
February 5, 2016
Dear Kerry, Vince, Patrick, and Erin,

So sorry for your losss of a brother and uncle. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

Alan Greszler
February 5, 2016
Dear Pam, Katie, Colleen and Kerry, We are so sorry for your loss. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers. We know together you will stay strong. Love you all... Dee and Rick Davies
Dee Davies
February 5, 2016
Dear Pam, Katie, Colleen and Kerry, We are so sorry for your loss. You are always in our thoughts and prayers. Love, Dee and Rick Davies
February 4, 2016
So sad for you loss. Sending our love and prayers to the entire Walsh family.
The Robertsons
February 3, 2016
Too happy, too funny, too sincere, too loyal, too friendly and too young to leave us all who mourn his passing.
Blizniak Family Paul Keri Brett & Georgene
February 3, 2016
Our thoughts and prayers to the Walsh Family. Rest in peace Woody. It was a pleasure to know you.
Tod & Cheryl Mandella
February 3, 2016
Dear Pam, Katie, Colleen, and Kerry,
You are in my thoughts and heart at this time of sorrow. Hold on to those wonderful memories, for they will help to ease the pain. Hugs and love to all. Love, AnnMarie
AnnMarie Clem
February 3, 2016
Dear Walsh Family,
I am so sad to learn of Kevin's passing. I remember him as a great athlete and always smiling and laughing. I am so sorry for your loss and I have no doubt he is up in heaven joking around with his Dad. May warm memories help ease your heartache.
Annie Claprood
February 3, 2016
So very sorry for you loss.
Scott Zeena
February 3, 2016
My deepest condolences to Kevin's family .. He was so ch a very nice person .. Always pleasant and generous.. You will be sadly missed by your friends and family .. Rest in peace .!!!
May Greeley
February 2, 2016
My thoughts and prayers go out to the Walsh Family. R.I.P. Kevin. It was an honor to know you. You will be missed.
Marilyn Owens
February 2, 2016
My sincerest condolences to the Walsh Family:
Kevin had been our insurance broker for the 15 years that I have worked for the Quabbin Regional School District. I was saddened to hear of his passing. I remember the moment he walked into that first meeting with me in 2001, we both smiled. We recognized each other from high school. I graduated with Chris. It was always a pleasure to meet with him. Always the professional. And, as someone else wrote - he had a wonderful laugh.
Cheryl (Sandstrom) Duval
February 2, 2016
Rest in peace Woody. We will miss you and love you always! You were a great friend.
Katie Stevens
February 2, 2016
Katie, Colleen & Kerry, I feel so very blessed to have shared so many beautiful memories with your DAD (his most cherished title). He was so excited to be gaining sons. He was a true gentleman, protective, honest and caring! I will be praying for you. Love Deb
February 2, 2016
Woody, you will truly be missed by all. R.I.P.
Maryellen & Todd Langway
February 2, 2016
I had the pleasure of working with Kevin on health insurance issues and am in shock at this news. My deepest sympathy to his family and friends. Rest in Peace, Kevin. God Bless
Susan Green
February 2, 2016
Pam, Katie, Colleen and Kerri, Although it's difficult today to see beyond the sorrow, may looking back in memory help comfort you tomorrow. Our deepest sympathy for your loss, Jacki & Rick LeBlanc
February 1, 2016
Walsh family,
I was deeply saddened to hear the news of Woody's passing. I have so many great memories of hanging out with Kevin in high school. I was fortunate to have him as a friend. He was a great guy and someone who's smile and laugh was contagious. Please accept my heartfelt condolences.
John Mastrototaro
February 1, 2016
I just met Woody this past fall...glad I had the deepest sympathy goes out to the family.
Jon Brennan
February 1, 2016
I guess I can give up my Thursday nights now George!! Rest easy my friendshelley
February 1, 2016
I will miss you a great deal and thank you for always being there when I needed a friend. May you RIP Woody! My thoughts and Prayers go out to the Walsh Family.
Candy Gentile
February 1, 2016
To the Walsh family, Please accept our deepest condolences. RIP Kevin, always a nice guy!
The Sloyans
Maureen Sloyan
February 1, 2016
You were our tough young catcher in '73 for the Cubs in Babe Ruth League in Holden! I see that the name Woody continues on. R.I.P. teammate.
Al Van Wert
February 1, 2016
I was deeply saddened to hear about Woody's passing. I have many memories of him being at our house with John. His laugh was infectious. Please accept my sincerest condolences.
Kathy (Drolet) Sloan
February 1, 2016
Woody, I have fond memories of you over the last several years. You were,respectful,honest and friendly to many. We will miss seeing you around. Rip. Chris and Kellie.
Kellie Rivers
February 1, 2016
I once heard at a funeral that someone who dies is just crossing the horizon. We can't see them anymore, but someone is on a shore on the other side saying "Here he comes".

My condolences to all of you during this difficult time. Know that he is at peace.
February 1, 2016
To Pam, Kate,colleen and Kerry
My deepest sympathy are sent at this most difficult time. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.
Craig Smith
February 1, 2016
Pam, Katie, Colleen and Kerry,
I am so sorry. This is such a difficult time.. may you all find help, strength and comfort from those who love and surround you.
With our deepest sympathy,
Nicole Brown and
Deborah Ceccarini
February 1, 2016
To the Walsh Family Prayers and Thoughts from Karen, Breana, Carly and I . Love and Hugs from the Pfeifer Family
Eddie & Karen Pfeifer
February 1, 2016
To the Walsh Family,
I'm so sorry for your loss. Keeping you in my thoughts at this tough time.
Shannon Vayo
February 1, 2016
What a GREAT & Kind man Kevin was!
Rest in Peace
Susan Marino-Zaczek
February 1, 2016
Dear Walsh Family,
Please accept our sincere sympathy and prayers for your loss.
The Kasierski Family
Patricia Kasierski
February 1, 2016
Pam, Kate, Colleen, and Kerry,
Sending love, light, and peace. So very sorry for your loss.
Love you,
February 1, 2016
our will be missed R.I.P.
Mark Julien
February 1, 2016
I have fond memories talking and shooting the breeze with Woody. I admired him as a very approachable and friendly guy. My condolences.
Jon Donovan
January 31, 2016
You will be truly missed...
Rory/Stephanie Belvery
January 31, 2016
I will surely miss your smile and sence of humor RIP my friend.
Mark Vancellette
January 31, 2016
To the Walsh Family,
Please accept our deepest sympathy
We will always remember Kevin as one of the ring leaders of the Walsh/Murphy/Pinard beach blasts.

Ray and Joan Pinard
January 31, 2016
Pam, Katie, Colleen and Kerry,
We send our thoughts and prayers. Please know Kevin
Is now at peace. We send love and hugs to each of you.
Carolyn & Dave
January 31, 2016
To the Walsh Family.
Please accept our deepest sympathy for your loss. We will always remember him as one of the ring leaders of the Walsh/Murphy/Pinard crazy beach blasts.

Ray and Joan Pinard
January 31, 2016
Rest easy Woody. Thanks for being a great friend. Miss you buddy...
Kevin Duboyce
January 31, 2016
Woody, I will cherish my memories of you/with you always. You were like a brother and living together was pure.
Thomas Sullivan
January 31, 2016
It was our privilege to have you as a friend!!! You will be missed by all who were lucky enough to have you in their life. Our thoughts and condolences to his family. Love - Bob and Kris Bellows
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