Richard M. Walsh Sr.

March 7, 2010

RICHARD M. WALSH SR. – In Woburn, Sunday, March 7th. Beloved husband of Barbara J. (Galante) Walsh. Devoted father of Susan J. Walsh of Dracut and Richard M. Walsh Jr. of Woburn. Dear brother of Timothy E. Walsh III of Woburn. Funeral from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn on Thursday, March 11th at 9:15 a.m. Funeral Mass in St. Anthony Church, 351 Main Street, Woburn at 10. Calling hours will be held on Wednesday from 4 to 8 p.m. Interment in Calvary Cemetery, Woburn. Donations may be made in Mr. Walsh’s memory to the Mass General Cancer Center Development Office, 165 Cambridge Street, 6th Floor, Boston, MA 02114 or to Partners Hospice, Development Office, 281 Winter Street, Suite 200, Waltham, MA 02451.


Richard M Walsh Sr. passed away Sunday evening, March 7th with family at his side after a very courageous bout with cancer. He was the beloved husband of Barbara (Galante) Walsh.

Born in Woburn, he was the son of the late Timothy and M. Loretta (Morgan) Walsh Jr. He was raised in the North Woburn section of Woburn where he lived his entire life.”Richie” as he was affectionately known, was brought up on the family farm. He and his brother would help his Dad with the horses, cows, and milk deliveries for the family dairy and any of the other chores that needed tending.

Richie began playing sports at a very young age and went through Elementary, Junior High and High School excelling in every sport he played. While he was in High School during his Senior year he had the distinguished honor of being a Tri Captain for football, hockey and baseball. To date this has not occurred since 1959, when he graduated. Richie had worked at the Woburn Times office during some of his High School years and continued working there until 1987, when he joined the Woburn Public Schools Engineering Department. He had spent time at both the Shamrock School and Joyce Middle School, retiring in 2008.

In 1963 Richie married his long time sweetheart Barbara Galante. Together they brought two wonderful children into the world, and to whom he was most devoted. As the children were growing up they would spend summer vacations at Hampton Beach with friends and family. Often he and his wife would take jaunts to Maine and Cape Cod A great amount of time he spent attending his daughter and sons activities as they too had that terrific athletic ability in all sorts of sporting events.

He never lost his fine athleticism, and he soon began golfing, which was a sport he enjoyed from April till the first flake of snow. He and friends would travel to Myrtle Beach, but all the other days were spent at Woburn Country Club where he had a host of friends. Richie was truly a very simple man, who enjoyed all of the simple things in life. He had a great love of his family and friends, he loved to talk and tell stories. He had a memory that could take him back to when he was a child and tell stories about all those wonderful times, right up till last Friday.

Richie was predeceased by his parents and sister-in-law Judy Walsh.

He is lovingly survived by his dear and devoted wife of forty six years Barbara, his two children Susan J. Walsh of Dracut and Richard M. Walsh Jr of Woburn, his dear brother Timothy Walsh of Woburn, Mother and Father in Law Albert and Marion Galante of Woburn and many loving nieces , nephews, and a host of wonderful friends.

A Funeral will be held from the Lynch- Cantillon on Thursday March 11th at 9:15 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Anthony Church , 851 Main Street, Woburn at 10. Interment in Calvary Cemetery, Woburn. Calling hours Wednesday 4-8p.m.

Donations may be made in his memory to Mass General Cancer Ctr., Development Office, 165 Cambridge Street, 6th Floor, Boston, MA 02114 or Partner’s Hospice Development Office, 281 Winter St., Suite 200, Waltham MA 02451.


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  1. so sorry to hear of richies passing.came upon notice on lynch cantillon site looking for john sousa’s funeral notice.butch&maureen farino

  2. Barbara,

    We are so sorry to hear that Richie passed away. Hampton Beach won’t be the same. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Rick and Dolores Meuse

  3. Dear Barbara, Susan and Ricky,

    We are all saddened to hear of your loss. Our prayers ask that God help you though this very difficult time and give you hope for the future.


    The Hollywood Family

  4. Barbara and the Walsh Family,

    A good life was lived and God has called for Richard. As long as the memory of him resides within those who knew and loved him his spirit will live on. Be thankful for the life enjoyed and may he rest in peace.

    Frank Feldman

  5. Rick & Family,

    We are very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you in this tough time!

    Vinny & Jaclyn Rutigliano

  6. Dear Sue,

    I’m so sorry to hear about the passing of your Dad. May memories comfort you and bring you peace during this very difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are with you.


  7. Barbara, Susan, Ricky;

    When someone you love becomes a memory; a memory becomes a treasure. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Bob & Brenda (Galante) Hembrow

  8. Dear Barbara , Susan and Ricky
    My deepest sympathy on your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  9. Sue,

    I know many years have passed since I’ve seen you but please know how sorry I am for your loss.
    May good memories help you and your family at this time.

    Lynne Moore Valante

  10. Rick,

    Please except my deepest sympathies at this most difficult hour. The years have come and gone but through it all we have remained great friends. I’m so very sorry to hear about your father.

    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

    Your friend,

    Todd L.

  11. Barbara, Ricky & family,

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
    The ones we love are never gone, they live within our hearts.
    May you know peace and comfort.
    I hope he gets a good Tee Time up above.

    God Bless,

    Charlie & Sandy

  12. To the entire Walsh family, my thoughts are with you at this sad time.

    Mary Anne LeBlanc

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