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Mary Jane Walsh
Mary Jane (Flynn) Walsh, age 97, passed away on Saturday, April 2, 2022, at the Maples Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Wrentham, Massachusetts. Born in Clinton, Massachusetts on October 5, 1924, she was the daughter of the late John and Mary (Francke) Flynn. She was raised in Clinton, where she graduated from Clinton High School with the Class of 1942. Following her graduation, Jane settled with her family in Walpole, Massachusetts and took a sales position with Holt's Department Store.
Jane married her beloved husband, Joseph T. Walsh, on September 25, 1948, in Blessed Sacrament Church. The young couple made their home together in Walpole, where they welcomed three boys, Tim, Mike, and Jerry. As a young mother, Jane left her working career, taking on the role of a homemaker, raising and caring for her family. As her sons grew up, Jane returned to her career, taking a sales position with Orent Brothers in Norwood. She later worked in the Norfolk County Agricultural High School in the kitchen and went on to work in Campbell's Dress Shop in Walpole Center.
Throughout her life, Jane was dedicated to her faith and was an active member of Blessed Sacrament Church in Walpole, joining the Catholic Women's Club and the Sodality organization.
Jane loved spending time in her kitchen, cooking delicious meals for her family to enjoy together. However, she was most known for her baking skills, making cookies, cakes, and pies for everyone she knew, as well as patients in area nursing homes.
Beloved wife of the late Joseph T. Walsh.
Loving mother of J. Timothy Walsh, Jr. and his late wife, Maureen, of Norfolk, Michael Dennis Walsh and his wife, Margie, of Wrentham, and Gerald Francis Walsh and his wife, Doreen, of Norfolk.
Cherished grandmother of Justin Walsh of Wrentham, Scott Walsh and his wife, Amy, of Westford, Bryan Walsh and his wife, Jillian, of Franklin, Daniel Walsh and his wife, Laurel, of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, and David Walsh and his wife, Michelle, of Norfolk; and great grandmother of Jordan Walsh, Brodie Walsh, and Cordelia Walsh.
Sister of the late John Flynn, the late Gerald I. Flynn, and the late Virginia Mauritz.
Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend Jane's visitation on Monday, April 11, 2022, from 9:30 to 10:30 in the James H. Delaney & Son Funeral Home, 48 Common Street, Walpole. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow in Blessed Sacrament Church, 10 Diamond Street at 11:00 AM. Interment will take place in the Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Jane's name may be made to: The Pond Home 289 East Street Wrentham, MA 02093.
To the Walsh Boys, so very sorry to hear of your Moms passing. Many a day we would talk of how proud of you she was . She was a very strong woman with her faith and generosity for sharing her love of life no matter what pain she was in. She set a great example to follow. I will remember her with fondness. I wish you peace in the days to follow.
Jean lesage Apr 5 2022 9:23 AM
Timmy, Michael and Jerry,
So sorry to hear of Aunt Jane's passing, I still remember those wonderful meals and desserts she would prepare with such love behind every one. Loved hearing Dad's stories when he came home after dinners at her house on Thursday nights (and the raucous card games). So glad she is no longer in pain, she will be very much missed, love Cissy and Michael.
Elizabeth J. Wilson Apr 4 2022 10:35 PM
Dear Timmy, Michael and Jerry, we are so very sorry to hear of Aunt Jane's passing. Hers was definitely a life well lived and many people's lives were made brighter by her selfless acts of kindness. Attached is a picture of Aunt Jane and just some of her wonderful baking creations - Easter 2011. Love to you all, Tom & Diane Flynn
Tom & Diane Flynn Apr 4 2022 12:16 PM