Michael Joseph Walsh

January 2, 1938March 29, 2014

Michael Joseph Walsh, 76, of Williamsburg, formerly of Reston, VA and Astoria, NY, passed away on March 29, 2014.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Mary Josephine; father, Denis Joseph; sister, Evelyn; nephew, John Barbarine; niece, Carolyn Reddy; nephew, Edward Walsh; and sister-in-law, Marylou Walsh.

Michael spent time in the U. S. Armed Forces and was a retired Government consultant. He was a member of St. Olaf Catholic Church in Williamsburg, as well a member of the Williamsburg Historian Club. He had a passion for spending time with his grandchildren, gardening, painting, boating, relaxing at the beach, and politics. Michael always loved spending time with family and friends.

He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Barbara Walsh; daughters, Kathy (Kevin Bogner), Kelly (Erik Wallace), and Kristi (Peter Stewart); grandchildren, Jordan, Connor, Sydney, Cole, Nicole, Ryan, Megan, Dylan, and Rachel; his siblings Tom, Joseph (Elsie), Frank (Marie), Mary (Nick Barbarine) and brother-in-law, Jim Reddy; and a host of nieces and nephews.

A visitation will take place at Nelsen Funeral Home, 3785 Strawberry Plains Road, Williamsburg, VA, on Monday, March 31, from 5-8pm. A service will be held at St. Olaf Catholic Church, 104 Norge Lane, Williamsburg, VA, on Tuesday, April 1, at 10am.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project P.O. Box 758517 Topeka, Kansas 66675. Online condolences may be offered at


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Julie Johnson

April 3, 2014

Just wanting you to know I'm thinking of you today Mr. Walsh & would do anything to hear your laugh!

Troy & Judy Olson

April 3, 2014

Sorry to hear about your loss. Please know that the entire Walsh family is in our thoughts and prayers

Patty Donahue

April 2, 2014

I'm very sorry for Uncle Mike's family as they grieve his loss. He was a great man and always so kind and funny when I saw him. Wishing much peace and solace.

Julie Konikow Johnson

April 1, 2014

Dear Mrs. Walsh, Kathy, Kelly and Kristi,
Please know I've been thinking of you all day and am devastated by your loss. Mr. Walsh was truly a "one of a kind," amazing man who made known to all that his family would FOREVER come first and that at the end of the day, it's all that mattered anyhow!
Gosh how I loved him & being around him, especially when when Mrs. Walsh & all three girls were together! His smile and welcoming "OMG" statements surely lit up any room!
As the fortunate girl whom he'd nicknamed "Lady Luck" many years ago I hope he knew how truly lucky we all were for having had his spirit, wit, and smile in our lives!

Gary Carpenter

April 1, 2014

To Mike's family,
I had the great honor and privilege to know "Big" Mike from the first days that Ann and I moved into Colonial Heritage. For about three years he and I delivered flowers together for Blooms That Brighten. Those afternoons included some long conversations and since Mike was a great conservative and I am a great liberal those talks came to a lot of "agreements to disagree". But he was always pleasant about it. Mike had a huge smile, a sincere concern for everyone, and a huge heart. He was my very good friend and he will be missed. We loved him.
Gary and Ann Carpenter

Jana Smith

April 1, 2014

We are so sorry to hear about your Dad. We have such great memories from all those years ago in Reston. Love to all of you!

Aaron and Jana Smith

Phyllis Konikow

April 1, 2014

Dear Barbara, Kristi, and family, We are so sorry to hear about Mike. We have wonderful memories of our friendship and your time in Reston. We are thinking of you all at this very sad time. With Sincere Sympathy and Love, Phyllis & Lenny Konikow

Lynne Ruback

April 1, 2014

So very sorry to hear of Mike's passing. He was such a great guy. You are in our prayers. Lynne and Desmond

March 31, 2014

So sorry to hear about your dad. I have great memories of all the nice times we had together. You girls have been blessed to have spent this time with your folks.

My prayers are with you
Pauline LaFrance

Jeanne Manning

March 31, 2014

Aunt Barbara, Kathy, Kelly & Kristi-
Your family has been in our thoughts & prayers so much these past months. Please know that we will continue to pray for each of you in this very, very sad time. Uncle Mike brought a lot of laughter to all family gatherings. I am sure he is watching down on each of you with a huge smile & a heart overflowing with love, Jeanne, Pat, Kaity, Pat & Mary Manning