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Bridget Bridie Walsh

September 17, 1934April 1, 2021
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Funeral services for Bridget “Bridie” Walsh 86 of Flagler Beach will be held on Wednesday, April 7, 2021, at 7:00 PM in the chapel of Craig-Flagler Palms Funeral Home, 511 Old Kings Road S. Flagler Beach. The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM in the Funeral Home Chapel. Mrs. Walsh passed away on April 1, 2021, at her home surrounded by her loving and caring family. She was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland, on September 17, 1934, a daughter of the late Thomas and Catherine Baxter Dewar. A loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and aunt. She lived most of her life in America between New York and Flagler Beach. An Irish immigrant with a grade-school education but a tenacious appetite to have the American dream. She worked hard as a barmaid and owner, having several establishments in both states. She owned the Jolly Six Pence in Garnerville and Molly McGuires in Mount Ivy, both in Rockland County, New York. She found her slice of heaven when she came to Flagler Beach in 1976 and opened the Harbor Inn and later the Bridge Tender, a great little Irish pub under the bridge. For many years she would get lost every Saturday searching for bargains at garage sales, often accompanied by her sister Lilly, daughters, Colleen and Patricia, and occasionally her granddaughter Bridget. She loved to travel back to Ireland to visit her mother when she was alive, her sisters, and a gaggle of nieces and nephews. She loved her grandchildren, and they, in return, loved her dearly. She lived long enough to know 8 of her great-grandchildren. She had a weekly seat for Sunday dinners over the last 23 years at her daughter Colleen’s home, where she lived next door. She had a caring heart, an extraordinary spirit and enjoyed living life to its fullest. She made you feel as though anything was possible. She is survived by her husband of 55 years, Thomas Walsh, three daughters, Colleen Conklin and her husband, Chris of Flagler Beach, Patricia Barton and her husband Jim Barton of Palm Coast and Janet Booth of Australia. Her step-children, Roisin Baird of Palm Coast, Thomas Walsh and Keiran Walsh, both of NY, thirteen grandchildren, Ryan, Patrick, Jim, Joe, Sean, Bridget, Scott, Dale, Erin, Shannon, Riley, Courtney, and Emma, eight great-grandchildren, Brennan, Lola, Ella, Josie, Joel, Lilly, Madison and James, three sisters, Lilly Bracken, Anne McKeavney, Mary Heary and many nieces and nephews in Ireland and the United States. Preceding her in death was her son, John Adams, and a stepson, John Walsh, siblings, Katherine George, Sissy Black William Dewar, Tommy Dewar and 8 others lost after childbirth for a total of 16 children in the family. In lieu of Flowers memorial contributions are suggested to the Flagler County Education Foundation for the "Bridie Walsh Scholarship Fund". Arrangements are in the Care and Trust of Craig-Flagler Palms Funeral Home.

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Services

  • Visitation Wednesday Craig-Flagler Palms Funeral Home

    Wednesday, April 7, 2021

  • Celebration of Life Wednesday Craig-Flagler Palms Funeral Home

    Wednesday, April 7, 2021

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Joe Sullivan

April 8, 2021

Colleen

The thoughts and prayers of the Boys & Girls Club are with you and and yours during this difficult time.

May God hold her in the palm of his hand.

Joe Sullivan

Jim Barton

April 7, 2021

“Our parents give us life, our grandparents give us a sense of who we are and where we came from, and grandma never disappointed us in realizing this. She was proud to be from Belfast Northern Ireland, and passed the love of Ireland onto all of us.

We had a special bond, as I know she did with may of her friends and family. Maybe because of our complimenting mischievous ways. Even with this she kept my morals high and the love for family in the forefront. Our pranks, and jokes with each other always ending with love, she loved the people in her life with all her heart. I often caused her grief as a child, but I could do no wrong in her eyes. It was a grandmother’s love, that only a grandmother of her importance could provide. I know she made all of her grandchildren feel the same way.”

Liz and Tuck Nicholson

April 7, 2021

Molly’s Cathy and coleen playing paceman. U telling not to give them to many quarters for machine we will miss I u dearly and always fond memories saying by with a broken heart 🙏🙏🙏🙏💚💚💚💚

kate murphy

April 7, 2021

Went to rehab 35 years of sobriety.was there for six weeks tried not to let anyone know.the one visitor who came to see me, guess who ? Yes you know it !! My aunt Bridie.supported me through one of the hardest time of my life and Tommy was with her.she always had my back 💚💚💚💚

Sherri Oswald

April 7, 2021

I first met Bridie when I was 12 years old. Her and Tommy had just bought the Harbour Inn. I fell in love with her smile and quick wit! Always up for fun.
She introduced me to warm apple pie with birds custard. To this day it remains one of my favourites.
Sending thoughts and prayers to the family during this difficult time.
All my love, Sherri

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