Joseph P. Walsh

January 11, 1921 ~ November 27, 2010 (age 89) 89 Years Old

Joseph Walsh Obituary

Joseph P. Walsh, a longtime Needham resident died on Sat Nov 27, 2010 at the Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital in Needham. He was 89.
Joe attended Mass College of Art and was a fine artist painting with water and oil, and also did wood carvings. He worked for over 30 years in the micro biology lab at the VA Hospital in West Roxbury and also at the Glover Memorial Hospital in Needham. Joe was also a lifelong musician playing trumpet and trombone with his brother in several bands, and was a member of the Bix Beiderbecke Memorial Society.
Husband of the late Margaret (Allen) Walsh, Joe is survived by his children Stephen J. and his wife Lisa A. Walsh of Lincoln, RI, J. David of Needham and Judith M. Walsh of Hingham, and his grandchildren Joseph Patrick Walsh, Brendan Murphy Walsh, Anthony Joseph Longo and Valerie Margaret Longo. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
His funeral will be from the Eaton Funeral Home 1351 Highland Ave. NEEDHAM on Thurs Dec 2 at 10 AM followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Joseph Church at 10 AM. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Visiting hours are Wed 4-8 PM. Interment will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery Needham.
In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Joe may be made to the MassArt Foundation, Mass College of Art and Design, 621 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02115, Please note that they should be directed to the Marjorie Frary Scholarship Fund. To share a memory of Joe please visit

  • Visitation

    December 01, 2010
    4:00 PM to 8:00 PM

    Eaton Funeral Home

    1351 Highland Ave
    Needham, MA

  • Funeral Mass

    December 02, 2010
    10:00 AM

    St. Joseph's Church

    1360 Highland Ave.
    Needham, MA

  • Interment

    December 02, 2010
    11:15 AM

    St. Mary's Cemetery

    Needham, MA

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