St. Albans – Patricia O’Sullivan Walsh, RN a longtime area resident passed away Friday, February 8, 2013, at the Franklin County Rehab Center with her loving family at her side.
She was born in Burlington, on December 20, 1932, the daughter of the late James O’Sullivan and Bertha Mead O’Sullivan Chase.
On November 28, 1953, in St. Albans, Patty married Thomas W. Walsh who survives her.
She was a 1950 graduate of St. Mary’s High School and a 1953 graduate of the Mary Fletcher School of Nursing where she received a degree in nursing. Patty was employed for 48 years as a Registered Nurse at Northwestern Medical Center (formerly Kerbs) mostly in the Emergency Department and for a short period as Assistant Director of Nursing. She retired in 2000. Patty was a communicant of St. Mary’s Parish, a member of the NMC Auxiliary, Franklin County BPW, a former board member of Franklin County Home Health Agency and the Lund Family Center. For 50 years, without fail, she enjoyed her Monday Night card games. She will continue those games in heaven with Hilda, Elaine, Betty and June. Sue and Alice will continue here in their memory.
Survivors include her husband of 59 years, Thomas; their sons and wives, Timothy and Robin, Daniel and Susan, Stephen and Beth, Patrick and Tareyn, Michael and Shelly, Andrew and Chandra and Thomas and Barbara; their daughters, Peggy Jehle and her husband, Craig, Lucy Hurlbut and her husband, Timothy and Katie Walsh-Lizewski; her grandchildren, Erin and Doug Kopacz, Sean, Eric, Hollie, Jenna, Jessica, Jonathan, Ben and Anna Walsh, Andrew, James and Megan Jehle; Cameron, Connor, Brady and Noah Walsh; Kevin, Katie and Patrick Hurlbut; Marnie and Michael Walsh; William and Chaland Lizewski; Stephen and John Martin and Melissa Grin and her great-grandchildren, Isaac, Connor and Cayden Walsh.
Patty is also survived by her brother, David Chase and his wife, Louise; her sister, Alice Sturgeon ; sister-in-law, Eleanor Walsh O’Brien; brothers-in-law, William Walsh and his wife, Judy, and Maurice Walsh and his wife, Barbara; a special nephew, #11 kid, Christopher Walsh, the 7 Smith “Kids” and numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, Patty was preceded in death by her stepfather, James Otis Chase; her brother, James O’Sullivan; sister, Molly and her husband, Armand Demers; brother-in-law, Mitchell Sturgeon; brother-in-law, Robert Walsh and her dear friend, Mary Jane Smith.
Patty's family would like to thank the wonderful staff of Franklin County Rehab Center for their loving care.
There will be no public visitation. Thank you for your thoughts and prayers.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, February 14, 2013, at 11:00 AM in St. Mary’s Catholic Church on Fairfield Street with The Reverend Brian J. O'Donnell as celebrant.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Franklin County Home Health Agency, 3 Home Health Circle, St. Albans, Vermont 05478. Private messages of condolence to the Walsh family are welcome at www.healdfuneralhome.com.