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Carol Walsh Obituary
Carol Walsh 1948 - 2019
ILION - Carol Walsh, age 70, entered into Heaven on Tuesday, January 8, 2019 at home, after a brief illness. She lived a life filled with love and family, inspired by her favorite quote, "The best times are together times".
Born in Frankfort, on July 6, 1948, she was the daughter of the late Christopher and Adeline (Burrows) Seymour. Carol graduated from Frankfort-Schuyler Central schools in 1966 and continued her education at the State University College at Oneonta, earning her degree in 1970. On August 1, 1970, Carol was united in marriage to Eugene "Jerry" Walsh, Jr. at Sts. Peter and Paul Church in Frankfort. Carol and Jerry enjoyed 38 years of marriage and lived in Ilion their entire married life.
For 32 years, Carol worked as a school teacher at Hughes Elementary School in New Hartford. She was committed to inspiring children through education which brought great joy to her life. She also opened and operated the Starting Place Nursery School in Ilion for a number of years. In addition, Carol worked with Jerry, for more than two decades, in their family business, Walsh's Video. They captured the joy of weddings and other happy times on video providing lasting memories for their clients.
After Jerry's passing, Carol started the Jerry Walsh Memorial CakeEater Classic, a local golf tournament that benefited ALS of Utica and other ALS services. During the ten years of the golf tournament, thousands of dollars were raised to help ALS patients and their families.
While she held many titles, the one she cherished the most was Grandmother. Her grandchildren, Patrick, Grace and Summer were her world. The time she spent with each was filled with love, adventure and imagination. She considered them life's most precious gifts and they brought joy to her life which will live on in wonderful memories.
Carol is survived by her loving family, which includes her son, Jerry and his wife, Amanda Gabeler-Walsh, of Rochester; son, Christopher and his wife, Kristen Copeland Walsh, of New Hartford; her beloved grandchildren, Patrick, Grace and Summer; her sister, Mary Margaret and her husband, John Freedman, of North Venice, FL; her brother, Burt Seymour and his wife, Laurie, of Orlando, FL; brothers and sisters-in-law, John and Kathy Gardner, of Old Forge, Dave and Mary June Wainman, of Ilion, Charles and Mary Catherine Pasquariello, of Oak Ridge, NJ and Sharon Applegate, of St. Petersburg, FL; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband; her parents; and her father and mother-in-law, Eugene "Jerry" Walsh, Sr. and Catherine (Gardner) Walsh.
Friends may call on Sunday, January 13, 2019, from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m., at the Whiter-Hendrix Funeral Home, Inc., 100 Otsego St. in Ilion. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, January 14, 2019, at 10:00 a.m., at Our Lady of The Rosary, 1736 Burrstone Road, New Hartford, NY. Father Joseph Salerno will officiate. Interment will be in the Armory Hill Cemetery in Ilion.
In lieu of flowers, please consider contributions to ALS of Utica, 9169 River Road, Marcy, NY 13403 or to the Carol Walsh Memorial Scholarship, 9 Hughes Lane, New Hartford, NY 13413. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
To leave an online condolence, please go to www.whiter-hendrix.com.
Published in The Observer-Dispatch from Jan. 10 to Jan. 11, 2019
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