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 www.jimmyfund.org/gift