NORTH OXFORD – John T. “Chuck” Walsh, 94, formerly of Chestnut Hill Road, died peacefully on Tuesday, October 4, 2022, at the Overlook Masonic Health Center in Charlton surrounded by his family. He was predeceased by his wife of 70 years, Mary M. (Power) Walsh who died in 2021. He is survived by five children, Susan Bell and her husband Chris of Southport, NC, John Walsh and his wife Shelley of Oxford, Ann Farrell and her husband David of Bolton, Thomas Walsh and his wife Jane of Dudley, and Patricia Murphy and her husband Jack of Charlton; 11 granddaughters, 25 great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by two brothers, Charles Walsh and Edward Walsh; and his daughter-in-law, Glenelle Walsh. He was born in Cambridge, son of the late Thomas W. and Gertrude (Farrell) Walsh, and lived in North Oxford since 1954. He graduated from St. Peter’s High School in Worcester in 1948 and received an associate degree from Quinsigamond Community College in Worcester in 1986. He was a U.S. Navy veteran serving aboard the U.S.S. Franklin D. Roosevelt.
Mr. Walsh was a police officer at Assumption College in Worcester for many years, retiring as sergeant in 1993. Previously, he was a sergeant on the Oxford Police Department for many years, and was a member of the Oxford Police Honor Guard. He was a former member of the Oxford Board of Selectmen.
Chuck was a member of St. Ann’s Church in North Oxford and a former member of the St. Vincent de Paul Society at the church. He belonged to the Greendale Men’s Club and was a former member of the Oxford Lions Club. He was a member of the St. Peter’s High School Athletic Hall of Fame.
Chuck loved his family. He loved to travel with his beloved wife Mary. He cherished his time with the “fabulous eleven” granddaughters and loved to entertain his great grandchildren with his Donald Duck voice. Chuck always looked forward to his annual hunting trips to Vermont, spent mostly taking pictures of the deer! A big sports fan, he enjoyed watching baseball and football with his sons. His favorite sport, of course, was golf and he played for decades enjoying the company of his dear friends Ernie, Gerry, and Donald. Throughout his life, Chuck taught us all what it means to be a kind and caring person. He will be truly missed.
A funeral will be held on Monday, October 10, 2022, from Paradis-Givner Funeral Home, 357 Main St., Oxford, followed by a Mass at 10 a.m. at St. Ann’s Church, 652 Main St., North Oxford. Burial will follow at St. Roch’s Cemetery in Oxford. Calling hours are Sunday, October 9, 2022, from 4-7 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the St. Vincent de Paul Society, c/o St. Ann’s Church, P.O. Box 488, North Oxford, MA 01537.