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Barbara J. Walsh, 84, died October 10, 2017. She was the wife of the late David A. Walsh.
Born in Great Barrington, she was the daughter of the late John and Sophia Johannson. She was raised and educated in Springfield where she graduated from Cathedral High School.
She worked as a secretary in the insurance industry for many years and then as a secretary for the Essex Agricultural Society for 15 years until the time of her retirement.
A Topsfield and Boxford resident for more than 60 years, she was a parishioner of Saint Rose of Lima Church.
She leaves two children, Brenda Walsh of Peabody and William Walsh and his wife, Paige of Haverhill; three granddaughters, Stephanie Igoe, Alexandra Didlake and Madison Walsh; three great-grandchildren, Ethan, Olivia, and Kennedy; her sisters-in-law, Jeannette Bradstreet, Rosemarie Walsh; and beloved friend, James Silva; her brothers-in-law, James, Edmund and his wife, Evelyn, Richard and his wife, Barbara, and Phillip Walsh; and several nieces and nephews.
Her Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday, Oct. 20, 2017, at 10 a.m. in Saint Rose of Lima Church, Park Street, Topsfield. Burial will follow in Pine Grove Cemetery, Topsfield. Visitation will be in the church prior to the Mass beginning at 9 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited.
Published on  October 17, 2017
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