CORRECTED OBITUARY: Sister Margaret Walsh
HOLYOKE – Sister of St. Joseph Margaret E. Walsh (Denis Mary), a member of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Springfield in her 58th year of religious life, died in Holyoke on Aug. 27.
Born in Northampton, Mass., she was the daughter of Denis and Dora (Glover) Walsh.
She entered the Sisters of St. Joseph of Springfield from St. Mary of the Assumption Parish, Northampton. She graduated from the former St. Michael High School, Northampton. She received a bachelor of arts degree from the College of Our Lady of the Elms, Chicopee, a master of arts degree from Assumption College, Worcester, a master of arts from LaSalle University, and a certificate in clinical pastoral education from St. Anne’s Hospital, Fall River, Mass.
She ministered in the Springfield Diocese as a teacher at the former Holy Trinity School, Greenfield; the former Our Lady of the Sacred Heart and Holy Name schools, Springfield; the former Sacred Heart and St. Jerome schools, Holyoke; and the former Annunciation School, Florence.
She served as secretary at the Diocesan Religious Education Office, Springfield. She ministered in the Worcester Diocese as a teacher at St. Peter and St. Peter-Marian schools and as a pastoral associate at St. Patrick Parish, Whitinsville. In the Fall River Diocese, she taught at Bishop Feehan High School in Attleboro. In 2010, she entered the Mont Marie Health Care Center, where she continued her outreach ministry to others.
In addition to her sisters in community, she is survived by her brothers, Denis and Richard, of Florence, and Robert, of Florida; her sister, Mary Janek, of Northampton; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her brother, James.
The wake will take place at Mont Marie on Friday, Aug. 30 from 9 a.m. to 10:00 a.m., with a prayer service at 9:15 a.m. The Liturgy of Christian Burial will be held in the Mont Marie Chapel at 10 a.m. Burial will follow in Mont Marie Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Sisters of St. Joseph, Mont Marie, 34 Lower Westfield Rd., Holyoke, MA 01040-2739.