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Helen T. (Walsh) Walsh

November 26, 1926 ~ February 25, 2024 (age 97) 97 Years Old
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Helen Walsh Obituary

Helen T. Walsh, age 97, of Middleborough, died peacefully on Sunday, February 25, 2024, at Nemasket Healthcare. 

She was born November 26, 1926, in Methuen, to the late Thomas & Almira (Maker) Walsh.  Helen attended public schools and graduated from Quincy High, Class of 1945.  She expanded her education, enrolling at Emmanuel College, majoring in music, then New England Conservatory, majoring in piano.  For years, Helen was a certified pastoral musician for the Archdiocese of Boston.  She was an organist for many parishes, such as Our Lady of Lourdes in Carver, North Middleborough Congregational Church, Saints Martha & Mary in Lakeville, Saint Joseph’s in Kingston and Sacred Heart Church in Middleborough. 

Helen used to be a substitute teacher for schools.  But her passion was piano, which she taught privately for over 50 years!  Helen also taught herself how to write and became a published poet.  She enjoyed supporting numerous organizations and charities, such as Saint Joseph’s Indian School, the ASPCA, the Archdiocese of Boston, Educating Africans for Christ, Sister of Saint Francis of Assisi, and the North Shore Animal Rescue League.  Helen was truly a one of a kind person and will be missed dearly by her friends and students. 

Helen is survived by her “chosen” family and close friends: Michael Andrade, Karen Fernald, Ronald Cromwell, Russell Salazar, Henry Rondelli, Rita Rondelli, Laura Perkins Swanson, and Rebecca Bowens. 

Family and friends are welcome to the visitation period at the Ashley Funeral Home, 35 Oak Street, Middleborough, on Monday, March 4, 2024, from 9:15 AM to 10:15 AM, followed by Helen’s funeral Mass of Christian Burial at Saint Isidore Parish, SACRED HEART CHURCH, 340 Centre Street, Middleborough, at 10:30 AM.

Interment will follow at Saint Mary’s Cemetery, Wood Street, Middleborough. 

Contributions in Helen’s memory may be made to Saint Joseph’s Indian School, Chamberlain, South Dakota, 57326 or the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA).

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Services

Visitation
Monday
March 4, 2024

9:15 AM to 10:15 AM
Drolette Funeral Services, Inc. DBA Ashley Funeral Home
35 Oak Street
Middleborough, MA 02346

Mass of Christian Burial
Monday
March 4, 2024

10:30 AM
Saint Isidore Parish
340 Centre Street
Middleborough, MA 02346

Interment Following Funeral Mass

Saint Mary's Cemetery
Wood Street
Middleborough, MA 02346

Donations

American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
424 E. 92nd St, New York NY 10128-6804
Web: https://www.aspca.org/

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