Deacon Vincent P. Walsh

WEST HARWICH, Mass. — Deacon Vincent Patrick Walsh of Holliston formerly of West Harwich, died on Good Friday, April 18 at Milford Regional Hospital surrounded by his loving family.  He was 90 years of age.

Born in Dorchester, the son of the late Edward and Honora C. (O’Holleron) Walsh, Deacon Walsh graduated from Boston Latin School and Boston College and attended Boston College Law School.  He was employed by the New England Telephone Company for 44 years and retired as the Cape Cod Repair Manager in 1984.  A World War II Veteran, he served as a Staff Sergeant in the Philippines and Japan.

In 1980, Deacon Walsh was ordained as a Permanent Deacon in the Catholic Church. He was the Catholic Chaplain in Hendry County Correctional Institute in La Belle, Fla. from 1993 — 1998.  

He was one of the founders and was the president emeritus of the Family Pantry, Inc. of Cape Cod.  He was chaplain of the Charismatic Prayer Group, the Celebrate Life Committee and the St. Vincent de Paul Society at Holy Trinity Church in West Harwich.  He was a member of the Knights of Columbus and the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

His beloved wife of 39 years, Doris Milloy Walsh pre-deceased him. He was the brother of the late Father Paul T. Walsh, Edward J. Walsh and Mary E. Walsh.  He is survived by his daughter, Maureen W. Carchidi and son John T. Walsh of Lutz, Fla.  He is also survived by his sisters Rita A. Walsh of Milton, and Eleanor C. Doherty of Quincy, his four grandchildren, one great grandson and many nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated April 29 at Holy Trinity Church. Burial followed in the National Cemetery in Bourne. 

Memorial gifts in Deacon Walsh’s memory would be greatly appreciated and may be sent to Xaverian Brothers High School Scholarship Fund 800 Clapboardtree Street, Westwood, Mass., 02090.

Morris, O’Connor and Blute Funeral Home 678 Main Street, Harwich Center, was in charge of the arrangements.

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