James Maurice Walsh

September 21, 1929August 21, 2020
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James Maurice Walsh, devoted husband and cherished father and grandfather passed away August 21, 2020. A longtime resident of Hobe Sound, FL, “Jim” was born in New York City on September 21, 1929 to Michael and Molly (Concagh) Walsh. He proudly served his country in the US Army during the Korean Conflict. Shortly thereafter he met his beloved MaryAnn and they were inseparable since; very happily married for 64 years.

Jim was a tireless worker; he toiled at two jobs most of his adult life to provide for his family. He worked first in payroll at The Plaza Hotel, and then joined the IBM family as a Systems Analyst in the Finance Division; his work at The Plaza continued on a part time basis. Jim and MaryAnn enjoyed more than 30 years of retired life, traveling the world and enjoying their homes in upstate NY and Florida. Jim was a faithful and devoted Catholic who was truly grateful for his countless Blessings; he fiercely loved his country and had unwavering support for the US Armed Forces. Jim loved to sing, play golf, travel and spend time with treasured friends and family. He was proud to be an American, while fully embracing his Irish heritage. Jim was also a diehard Notre Dame and NY Giants football fan.

Preceded in death by sister Maureen, and brother Kevin, Jim is survived by wife MaryAnn, children Karen Ulrich (Tom), James Jr. (Barbara) and Michael (Antoinetta DOD 6/10/20), along with seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

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  • Preceded in death by his parents, Michael and Molly (Concagh) Walsh, sister Maureen, and brother Kevin,

    Jim is survived by wife MaryAnn, children Karen Ulrich (Tom), James Jr. (Barbara) and Michael (Antoinetta DOD 6/10/20), along with seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

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  • A Celebration of Life for James Maurice Walsh

    Friday, October 2, 2020

  • Visitation

    Friday, October 2, 2020

  • Mass of Christian Burial

    Saturday, October 3, 2020

  • Mass of the Resurrection for James Maurice Walsh

    Saturday, October 3, 2020


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Deborah Kerns

October 2, 2020

Always with a smile! Although you will be loved and missed forever, you are now with my mom and Uncle Kevin and your parents. Til we meet again!

Denise (Sam) Hynds

September 23, 2020

I had the privledge of knowing Jim as the father of one of my dearest friends, Karen Ulrich. I always felt she was so lucky to have such a marvelous man as her father and friend. I got to spend time with him and Mary Ann while visiting them in Hobe Sound on many occasions. Sometimes on the golf course but more often on the lanai for cocktail hour listening to Jim tell stories of the old days. I hold those memories dear and am so grateful that Karen shared him with us. I know he is smiling and singing a song and telling stories to anyone “up there” that will listen!

Jim Walc

September 23, 2020

My nearly 40 Year Friendship with Jim and the Walsh Family began in Yulan N.Y in the early 1980's, continued over the years with timely celebrations at Karen & Tom's in Newburgh N.Y. and then in 2011  I followed the Walsh/Ulrich path down to our common Retirement Destination in sunny Hobe Sound Florida. Jim is currently up in heaven (probably playing a round of golf with Arnold Palmer ... lol) and is smiling down on everyone knowing that he did a wonderful job of dedicating his time and efforts in life to ensure the happiness and success of his tightly-knit Family. Jim was a true friend to us all and will never be forgotten.  Please remember all the good times you had with Jim and keep those memories alive forever. This world was definitely a better place with Jim in it and I consider myself quite fortunate to have known him. Rest in Peace Jim!

Frank Weiland

September 23, 2020

There are so many days I remember with Jim and each time he found a way to make you smile, laugh, or listen to him sing. I had the honor of serving as his Eucharistic Minister at the Sheridan and at our weekly prayer service it was a joy to see Jim escorting his beautiful bride to the room we used for the service. Upon his arrival and he was often just socially late he would always say" Ok we are here you can begin Frank - but keep it short would ya!" His sense of humor always had everyone smile. He lost his 7 iron on our golf course several times and I always found it - one day I just took it out of his bag and he looked for it - turned towards me and said -"Ya gonna wait till I loose it wont ya." He will be missed by many and loved by all. May he rest in the light of God's face.

marge and Bill Lake

September 23, 2020

Bill and I moved to Florida in 1998 and Mary ann and Jim became one of our closest friends. Playing golf and doing shows together. We would go on trips together and visit each other at their house up at the lake and ours at the shore. also at my sons house at Cape San blas where a group of us had gone for about 5 days. to have fun and see the Emerald Coast. And where a few of them who did'nt know that Jim liked to wear a nightshirt and cap to bed. He was such a good sport about doing things and being the life of the Party. He will be missed by so many people. se you in heaven Jim

Tim & Connie Hatton

September 21, 2020

We celebrate a friendship of 50 years. We always knew when Jim walked in his large voice and a song. We feel blessed to have shared part of his life. We met in Yulan NY and stayed friends through the years. We retired in Florida and have been enjoying 30 years of retirement with Maryann and Jim. We will miss him, but his treasured memories remain with us.Thanks for such good times Jim We celebrate you.

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