Mary Lorraine (Condon) Walsh, age 85, of Needham passed away suddenly on January 10, 2021 from injuries sustained from a car accident. She is survived by her devoted husband, Thomas J. Walsh, of over 60 years.
Born on February 28, 1935, she was lovingly referred to as Grandma-Walsh or Lolly by her extended family and friends. She grew up in Watertown, attended Rosary Academy and went on to study at Boston College where she earned her B.S. in Biology and a Master’s in Education. She then went on to teach Biology, Chemistry and Physics at several private high schools.
Lorraine was a strong woman of faith and active in both Saint Joseph’s Church and St. Bartholomew’s Church in Needham. She was an active woman and enjoyed many outdoor actives including skiing, walking and camping. One of her favorite annual trips with family was camping at Dolly Copp Campground and visiting The Old Man of the Mountain and hiking Mt. Washington in NH. She was an avid sports fan and a season ticket holder to both BC football and hockey games. Her most favorite activity was spending time with her grandchildren and watching them play sports, walking with them, listening and learning what interests them.
Lorraine is survived by her husband Thomas Walsh, her brother William Condon, his wife Shirley of Hudson, and her sister Jean Zerega, her predeceased husband Al also of Hudson. She also leaves 6 children; Thomas Walsh Jr. and his wife Lisa of Walpole, Kevin Walsh of Rye, NH, Dan Walsh and his wife Laura of Needham, Brian Walsh of Boston, Catherine McCarthy and her husband John of Needham, and Julie Baker and her husband Henry of Newton. She was the proud grandmother of 11 grandchildren; DJ, Kelsey, Katlyn, Tommy, Cooper, Timmy, Maggie, Henry, McKenzie, Catherine and Johnny.
Lorraine’s family will receive friends for visitation Thursday January 14 from 4:00PM to 7:00PM at Eaton Funeral Home, Needham. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Friday January 15 at 10:00AM at St. Joseph’s Church in Needham and she will be laid to rest and be at peace at St. Mary’s Cemetery also in Needham.
Strict COVID guidelines will be followed including all attendees must wear a face covering and practice proper social distancing.
In Lieu of flowers donations may be made in her memory to Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) or St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
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