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 Phyllis Jean <I>Hayes</I> Walsh

Phyllis Jean Hayes Walsh

Death 1 Dec 2011 (aged 83)
Burial Johnson City, Broome County, New York, USA
Memorial ID 86863453 · View Source
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Walsh, Phyllis

Binghamton: Phyllis Walsh, an incredibly strong and brave woman, died on December 1st in Wilson Hospital at age 83. Phyllis lived an honorable life, demonstrating kindness to all. Born in Binghamton on December 10th, 1927, she grew up at Emerson Place at Hayes Boathouse where her father rented boats. She attended North High, where she met the love and joy of her life, Walter Walsh. They kept their youthful love alive in their marriage for 61 timeless years, unconditionally devoted to one another. Phyllis and Wally married in 1950 and lived in Key West, Florida while Wally served in the Navy. After 2 years, they returned to the West Side of Binghamton to raise their family. Phyllis was well-known in the community, working for over 20 years in downtown Binghamton, first as the infamous "soup lady" at Steven Square Tavern, and then as a Court Officer for Broome County. When she retired she spent time with her family, playing cards with her grandchildren and cooking delicious meals in her kitchen. She was predeceased by her birth mother, Elizabeth Fox Hayes in 1934; her father and mother, Arthur and Irene Hayes; her sister, Jane Murphy; and brother, Donald Hayes. She is survived by her husband, Walter J. Walsh; children, Karen Walsh, Walter J. Walsh Jr. and Cynthia Walsh, Sue (Walsh) and Joe Burns; her sister and brother-in-law, Molly and Al Siedlarczyk; brother-in-law, Richard Walsh; grandchildren, Meghan Burns, Sarah Burns and Elisa Gonzalez; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. She was a member of St. Thomas Aquinas Church, Binghamton. A Funeral Mass will be offered at St. Thomas Aquinas Church, Highland Avenue, Binghamton, Monday at 12 Noon. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Johnson City. The family will receive friends at St. Thomas Aquinas Church Monday from 11 a.m. until 12 Noon. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy in memory of Phyllis may be made to Lourdes Hospice Program, 4102 Old Vestal Road, Vestal, NY 13850. Arrangements are by the J.A. McCormack Sons Funeral Home, 141 Main Street, Binghamton, NY.

Published in Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin from December 3 to December 5, 2011

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  • Find A Grave Memorial 86863453
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Phyllis Jean Hayes Walsh (10 Dec 1927–1 Dec 2011), Find A Grave Memorial no. 86863453, citing Calvary Cemetery, Johnson City, Broome County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Paul R (contributor 47317162) .