William H. Walsh

Walsh_ William webpage1William H. “Bill” Walsh, Age 91, forever of Dorchester most recently from Weymouth and Lake Worth Florida, May 23. Bill was a very proud member of that “Greatest generation that ever lived” and proudly served during WWII in the United States Navy as a radioman in the South Pacific. He is a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 8699 of River Street in Mattapan as well as a member of the McKeon post of Dorchester. Upon serving his time in WWII he returned to Dorchester and worked 44 years for the New England Telephone and Telegraph Company. Bill worked many side jobs also to support his wife and 9 children. Upon retiring he found much joy in spending time with his family and friends on Burke’s Beach in Green Harbor Massachusetts which is where he originally met his wife , Eileen. He was an avid collector of coins and until recently an active member of the “Dorchester Day Parade Committee”. He loved the Red Sox and BC football. He also became a “snow bird” with his wife and spent many quality winters in Lake Worth Florida making never ending friendships with the people of Kokomo and Poinciana. He will be missed dearly by both his family and friends forever. God Bless “Bill”, “Dad”, and “Papa”.

Bill is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 61 years Eileen C. “Maloney” of Neponset.  Also his 9 loving children William H. Walsh Jr. and his wife Janet of Weymouth, Helen Dunn and her husband Brian of Plymouth, Eileen Walsh of Alameda California, Maryann Mattes of Abington, Paul Walsh and his wife Linda of Pembroke, Shawn Walsh of South Boston, Coleen McNeill and her husband Jack of Plymouth, Thomas Walsh of Hyde Park, and Kelly Hally and her husband Joseph of Weymouth. Grandfather of Eric, Michelle, Kelly, Brian, Courtney, Amollia, Christopher, Adam, Michael, Patrick, Taylor, Ashley, Brendan, Christopher, Kaitlyn, Brittany, Bailey, Nicholas, Joseph, Liam and Aidan. Great Grandfather of Phoebe, Isabella, Gino, Gianna, Brody, Allison, Christopher and Jasmine, who all loved “Papa” immensely.  Bill is survived by his brother,  Dr. Jack Walsh of Wakefield R.I. and 3 sisters Celia Johnson of West Hartford Connecticut, Mary Stella of Foxboro, Theresa Meekin of Falmouth as well as the late Helen Hunsicker of Pennsylvania, and Thomas Walsh of Mattapan as well as many nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. Gregory’s Church, DORCHESTER, Fri., May 27, at 10 o’clock.  Visiting Hours in the Dolan Funeral Home, 1140 Washington St., DORCHESTER LOWER MILLS, Thurs., 3- 8 pm. Interment Cedar Grove Cemetery, Dorchester. If desired contributions in Bill’s memory may be sent to the Jimmy Fund, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284 or www.jimmyfund.org/gift