Theresa "Terry" Walsh
Molloy Funeral Home
906 Farmington Avenue
West Hartford, CT
Old Lyme - Theresa "Terry" (Ruff) Walsh, of West Hartford and Old Lyme, passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016, following a brief illness.

Terry was born in San Francisco, Calif., daughter of the late Henry Ruff of Glastonbury and Kathleen (Dennehy) Ruff of Hartford. She was raised in Hartford, lived in West Hartford for 45 years and enjoyed spending her summers in Old Lyme for 29 years. She graduated from Buckley High School and Central Connecticut State University.

For over 40 years, she held various sales and management positions with The Hartford Courant, The New Britain Herald, The Bristol Press, and most recently, The Day. Terry enjoyed cooking, gardening, spending time at the beach and vacationing in St. Thomas and Punta Cana.

Terry leaves behind her husband of 45 years, Robert Walsh; and her three sons and their wives, Rob and Julie Walsh of Wethersfield, Tim and Karen Walsh of West Hartford and Mike and Tricia Walsh of Jersey City, N.J. She leaves behind six grandchildren, Holden, Zelda and Soren Walsh of Wethersfield and Tyler, Benjamin and Samantha Walsh of West Hartford. She is also survived by her brother and sister-in-law, Richard and Pauline Ruff of West Hartford; and her uncle, John Dennehy of Bloomfield; as well as many cousins.

Funeral services will take place at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 29, at St. Thomas the Apostle Church, 872 Farmington Ave., West Hartford. Calling hours will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, at Molloy Funeral Home, 906 Farmington Ave., West Hartford.

The family would like to thank the nurses and doctors at Yale-New Haven Hospital's Transplant Center as well as the staff at St. Francis Hospital.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks for any donations to be made to the Yale-New Haven Transplant Center.

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Published by The Day on Oct. 27, 2016.
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906 Farmington Avenue, West Hartford, CT
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St. Thomas the Apostle Church
872 Farmington Ave., West Hartford, CT
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Dear Robert and family:

I have many fond memories of Terry and her brother in grammar school and high school. As neighbors we saw each other almost daily. Please accept my deepest sympathies. Jerry Rucci
November 1, 2016
I was lucky to have worked with Terry during our time together at The Day. Always the professional she put her clients needs first and hearing her talk about her family she obviously put their needs before hers too. We had a fun group that would meet for dinner, lunch or drinks and always laugh the time away. I was lucky to have been included in her life and hope her family knows how very much she loved all of you

She will be missed.
Lynn Faulstick
October 31, 2016
To the Walsh Family, Joan and I are very saddened to hear about Terry's passing. We know that you will all think of her often and remember what a great Mother, wife, and person that she was.

Joan and Charlie Reagan

Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan
October 28, 2016
Very sorry for the the loss of our mom. My prayers and condolences are with everyone at this sad time.
Jill Ahern
October 28, 2016
Dear Robert and family,
My sincere sympathy to you all. Terry is much to young to have this happen.
I will be unable to attend the calling hours and funeral due to previous obligations. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Kay Ruff, Pomfret Center, Ct.
October 27, 2016
Dear Richard and family, Very sorry for your loss. I am very sorry that I can not attend the calling hours or the funeral due to previous obligations. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Terry was much to young for this to happen.
My sincere sympathy,
Kathryn Ruff, Pomfret Center, Ct.
Richard Walsh
October 27, 2016
So sorry for your loss, may the family find comfort @ Issiah 25:8,AJ
October 27, 2016
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