Albina "Macy" Walsh
December 15, 1929 – August 4, 2019
Albina Macyauskas Walsh died on August 4, 2019. Known as Macy, she was born on December 15, 1929, in Cleveland, Ohio, the third child of Lithuanian immigrants. Macy met her loving husband Dale (deceased) at Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, from where she graduated in 1952, receiving a BS in Physical Education. She taught physical education to junior and senior high school students in the Cleveland, Ohio Public School System. She later was an administrative assistant at Saint Louis School in Cleveland Heights, where she was loved by the nuns and hundreds of children. Macy loved gymnastics and was proud of her roots learning the sport at Turnvereins German-American gymnastic society in Cleveland.
Moving to Florida in 1985, Macy was very happy with her water views and living on Island Estates, Clearwater. Macy enjoyed her positions at Morton Plant Hospital, where she was the Volunteer Coordinator for 12 years, followed by 9 years of work at the Joslin Diabetes Center. She was a life member of the Indiana University Alumni Association, and participated in many organizations to include: Island Estates Women’s Club, Suncoast New Neighbors, and Saint Brendan’s Catholic Church in Clearwater. Macy also served as the President of Cleveland, Ohio Alumnae Chapter of Alpha Delta Pi Sorority, member of the Panhellenic Association; and President of the Lithuanian Women’s Club in Cleveland. She enjoyed playing bridge (particularly in tournaments), swimming, cruises, and theater. She loved travel, especially visiting relatives in Lithuania!
Macy’s loving children are: Daleen Arison, RN, and husband Bill, Fairlawn, Ohio; Emmett Walsh, Architect, Gulfport, Florida; Colonel (Retired) Shawn Walsh and wife Allison, Portsmouth, New Hampshire; and Kelly Macy, DPT, Davis, California. Macy is missed by her grandchildren: Dan and Tommy Arison; Shamus and Amelia Walsh; and Grace, Dale, and Kelsey Calhoun.
Macy’s visitation is scheduled for Tuesday, August 13, 2019 from 4:00 - 6:30 pm at Serenity Funeral Home, 13401 Indian Rocks Road, Largo, FL. Macy’s final Mass is scheduled for Wednesday, August 14, 2019 at 10:00, Saint Brendan’s Catholic Church, 245 Dory Page, Clearwater, FL. Mass will be followed by a light lunch.
In lieu of flowers, Macy would appreciate your donation to one of the following organizations:
The Gary Sinise Foundation - serves our nation by honoring our defenders, veterans, first responders, their families and those in need. https://www.garysinisefoundation.org/donate/
Can Do Multiple Sclerosis - formerly The Heuga Center for Multiple Sclerosis, transforms lives by delivering health and wellness programs on exercise, nutrition, symptom management, and motivation to help families with MS thrive. https://www.cando-ms.org/
Teach for America - Too many children in America are denied access to an excellent education. Teach For America catalyzes leadership to make educational equity a reality. https://www.teachforamerica.org/support-us/give
- Macy’s loving children are: Daleen Arison, RN, and husband Bill, Fairlawn, Ohio; Emmett Walsh, Architect, Gulfport, Florida; Colonel (Retired) Shawn Walsh and wife Allison, Portsmouth, New Hampshire; and Kelly Macy, DPT, Davis, California. Macy is missed by her grandchildren: Dan and Tommy Arison; Shamus and Amelia Walsh; and Grace, Dale, and Kelsey Calhoun.
- Visitation Tuesday, August 13, 2019
- Funeral Service Wednesday, August 14, 2019
Albina "Macy" Walsh
August 12, 2019
I loved Macy! Her smile, her wonderful love of life, her encouragement of folks to attend diabetes classes, her love her church, her love of her children. She was so proud of you all! I miss her! Rest in peace Macy!
August 9, 2019
Thank you for everything mom!
August 9, 2019
My heart was so sad when I heard that the Good Lord called you to His side and left us with a giant void of love to replace. I loved you in life and I look forward to seeing you when we meet in heaven. Save me a seat. Mary Tennant