JOHN H. “JACK” WALSH – age 59, in Woburn, suddenly, July 23rd. Beloved husband of Paula A. (LaCarbonara) Walsh. Devoted father of John P. Walsh of Woburn. Dear brother of James Walsh of Townsend and Paul Walsh of NH. Son-in-law of Pauline LaCarbonara of Stoneham. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Funeral from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Saturday, July 26th at 9:15 a.m. Funeral mass in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn, at 10. Calling hours Friday 4 to 8 p.m. Interment in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Donations may be made in Jack’s memory to the American Heart Association, 20 Speen Street, Framingham, MA 01701. Late conductor, Massachusetts Bay Commuter Rail.
John H. “Jack” Walsh of Woburn, a conductor with the Massachusetts Bay Commuter Rail, passed away suddenly Wednesday morning, July 23rd, when he was stricken at his home. The beloved husband of Paula A. (LaCarbonara) Walsh, he was fifty-nine years of age.
Jack was born in Winchester, son of the late John H. and Ruth E. (Vigneau) Walsh. He grew up in Burlington and graduated from Burlington High School with the Class of 1968. He graduated from Vaughn Barber School and worked as a barber in his early years.
A proud veteran of the US Navy, he served during the Vietnam era in the Mediterranean Sea as an aircraft mechanic aboard the World War II-era Franklin D. Roosevelt.
He began his career with the railroad working as a towerman and later worked in onboard services for Amtrak. He eventually became a conductor with the commuter rail and looked forward every day to chatting with passengers and spending time with his co-workers.
Jack was devoted to his family. They had made their home in Woburn since 1977, and he loved puttering around the house and had a reputation for being able to fix anything. He was also an avid Red Sox fan and enjoyed taking his son golfing in earlier years. He was a longtime member of the Woburn Lodge of Elks and held membership in the VFW and the Towanda Club.
Along with Paula, his beloved wife of thirty-eight years, he is survived by his son, John P. Walsh of Woburn, and two brothers, James Walsh of Townsend and Paul Walsh of New Hampshire.
He was also the dear son-in-law of Pauline LaCarbonara of Stoneham, and leaves many nieces and nephews.
The funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Saturday, July 26th at 9:15 a.m., followed by a funeral mass in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn, at 10. Interment will follow in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn.
Relatives and friends are invited to call at the funeral home on Friday from 4 to 8 p.m.
Donations may be made in Jack’s memory to the American Heart Association, 20 Speen Street, Framingham, MA 01701.