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IPSWICH - Edward W. Walsh, 77, retired Ipswich Police officer, husband of Angela (Garza) Walsh, died Monday morning January 15, 2018, in his home after a long battle with cancer. Born in Newburyport on October 25, 1940, he was the son of the late John P. and Eunice H. (Walley) Walsh.
Mr. Walsh began his career as a Police Officer with the Town of Ipswich on August 25, 1969. He served for 36 dedicated years and retired on August 25, 2005. Officer Walsh was a member of the IPD's Domestic Assault Response Team; he was the Union President as well. He was a member of the Irish American Police Officer's Association. Once he retired as a Police Officer, he served as the Dockmaster at the Town Wharf for several years. Mr. Walsh was very social, he loved to dine out with his friends. He would organize many social bus trips to New York City, Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun. Mr. Walsh loved animals. He was loved by many and will be dearly missed.
Mr. Walsh is survived by, in addition to his wife Angela, his five step-children, Coulette Garza of Wenham, Kelli Rollins and her boyfriend, Anthony Cecere of Manchester, N.H., Christopher Rollins and his girlfriend, Britany Carr of Beverly, Jill Meers of Connecticut, and Doug Hancock of Florida. He is also survived by his four grandchildren.
Visiting hours will be Friday, January 19, from 5 to 8 p.m. in the Morris Funeral Home, 45 North Main Street, Ipswich. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. A funeral service will be held privately at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in Mr. Walsh's name to Cops For Kids With Cancer, Attn: Dep. Chief Rafferty, c/o Canton Police Dept., 1492 Washington St., Canton, MA 02021. For directions or to leave a condolence to the Walsh family, please go to www.MorrisFH.com.
Published on January 16, 2018
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