John Arthur Walsh

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John Arthur Walsh

December 24, 1936 - November 25, 2018

John Arthur Walsh Salem, MA - John Arthur Walsh, 81, of Salem passed away unexpectedly in the early hours of Sunday November 25, 2018 at Salem Hospital surrounded by his loving family.
John was the son of the late Charles and Margaret (Trainor) Walsh and the beloved husband of 57 years to Evelyn (Julien) Walsh. He was the loving and caring father to Michele (Joe) Castellucci of Nashua, NH, Julie (Scot) Amero of Essex, Maureen (Lee) Davis of Salem, Michael of Salem, and Edward of Salem. He was the loving grandfather of Amanda (Steve) Morrison of Billerica, Angela (Patrick) McReynolds of Lowell, Matthew Davis of Nashua, NH, Anthony (Kayla) Castellucci of Merrimack, NH, Lauren Davis of Salem, Seanna Walsh-Quill of Essex, Falyn Walsh of Oakland, CA, Shannon Davis of Salem, and Brandon Walsh of Danvers. John also leaves behind his pride and joy great-granddaughters, Savannah and Kaia Morrison of Billerica. John also leaves behind his siblings, Charles “Ben” and his wife Joyce of Salem, Marjorie Reynolds of Salem, Brendan Walsh and his wife Katherine of Salem, and his sister in law Edie Walsh of Salem as well as his long time best friend Kenneth Michaud of Port St. Lucie, FL.
John is predeceased by his siblings Eleanor Morey, Angela Doyle, Donald Walsh, and James Walsh.
Throughout his life, John worked at Almy’s Department Store as well as General Electric in Lynn, and later went onto Sylvania in the IT Department and later as a Supervisor.
For the last 20 years, John worked as an employee at the Murphy Funeral Home in Salem, where he was very fond of his colleagues there.
In fulfillment of John’s wishes, there will be no visiting hours and funeral services will be private per the request of John and his family. There will be a memorial mass at Immaculate Conception Church on Sunday January 6, 2019 at 9:00 AM, located at 15 Hawthorne Blvd, Salem, MA. Memorial contributions can be made to: Salem Children’s Charity at Salem Children’s Charity P.O. Box 102 Salem, MA; St. Jude Children's Research Hospital 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105; or the North East Animal Shelter 347 Highland Ave. Salem. John would smile down upon you for a donation to either one of these charities in his name or doing a good deed in his name.” Kindness is the word”. For more information or online guestbook, please visit or call 978-744-0497.
Published on November 30, 2018
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Charlie Geary
Dec 06, 2018
Sorry to hear that John passed, he was a special man. Always had a story or joke to pass on to brighten the day. He will be greatly missed.
Keri Cahill
Dec 04, 2018
John was truly one in a million. probably the kindest, gentlest, sincerest man I've ever met. He was a role model in loving others. I comfort myself with knowing her is reuniting right now with his brother Jimmy and all his other loved ones. I know he will be celebrated in heaven with as much fervor as he was loved here. I will miss you.
Tammy Graves
Dec 03, 2018
Julie and family, thinking of you all in my many thoughts and prayers!
Judith St.Amand
Dec 02, 2018
My deepest sympathy to all Johns family and friends. The world has lost a great man and the afterlife has gained a kind soul.
Beth Dakiri
Dec 01, 2018
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family Michelle.
Biff Michaud
Dec 01, 2018
I am very saddened by the news of my friend John. He was always a man of courtesy and love. He would always greet friends and family from the front door of Murphy's and have a few kind words for all. He was a nice guy and I want his awesome family to know that I care.
John E. Sullivan, Solimine Funeral Home
Nov 30, 2018
John was always a welcome addition to our funeral staff when we rented a limousine from Murphy Funeral Home. He was always outgoing and professional. He will be missed.