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“Dear Amanda, I am so sorry for your loss. I haven't been on facebook in ages and just read the message from Sue telling me about Jeff. I know what...Read More »
1 of 51 | Posted by: Alda Nye - Westerly, RI

“So sorry to hear this. Prayers to you and your family. ”
2 of 51 | Posted by: Lisa koons - Hughesville, PA

“Jeez Amanda. I'm so so very sorry. You take care of yourself. I remember all the fun we had in westerly back in the day. ”
3 of 51 | Posted by: Fran Cabral - Stonington, CT

“Thoughts and Prayers go out to you and your family. So sorry for your loss. ”
4 of 51 | Posted by: Hazel Tuminello - Simsboro, LA

“Amanda and Family, I am so sorry to hear about Jeff. I can remember when we were just kids and when the two of you first started dating. I am very...Read More »
5 of 51 | Posted by: Wendy O'Donnell - Windsor, CT

“Amanda, I offer my sincere condolences for the loss of Jeff. I haven't seen him in a long time, but I recall spending time with him in high school...Read More »
6 of 51 | Posted by: David Bedard - Bradford, RI

“I offer my sincere sympathy to Jeff's wife and children, and to his parents and siblings. A difficult loss. I knew Jeffrey as the youngest in the...Read More »
7 of 51 | Posted by: Jody Bourgeois - Seattle, WA

“Rest easy Jeff. Cool getting to meet and know you over a few good years at NGM. Thoughts and condolences to all family members. ”
8 of 51 | Posted by: Zim - Springield, MA

“I met Jeff through a mutual friend and had the privilege of getting to know his generous personality over the past several years. I really enjoyed...Read More »
9 of 51 | Posted by: Roland Cote - Springfield, MA

“Amanda, Becca & Ben, There are no words to express my heartfelt sympathy for the loss of Jeff. You are all in my prayers, and my heart. ”
10 of 51 | Posted by: Lorraine Giardino - Phoenix, AZ

“Amanda and family, Our thoughs and prayers are with you. May God bless you and watch over you in this time of need. ”
11 of 51 | Posted by: Maureen & Michael Gosselin - CT

“Amanda, I am so very sorry to hear about Jeff. I knew him through Park Plaza and snowplowing in the mid nineties. I am so sorry I wasn't able to...Read More »
12 of 51 | Posted by: Peter Harnois - East Hartland, CT

“Dear Amanda and Family, We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Robert and Kathryn (Scott)Smith ”
13 of 51 | Posted by: A friend

“Dear Amanda, Becca and Ben, We are so sorry for the loss of Jeff, Amanda; Becca and Ben for the loss of your Dad and Luke for the loss of your...Read More »
14 of 51 | Posted by: Debbie/Ray Maagero - Suffield, CT

“Amanda & family, Words cannot express how deeply sorry I am for your loss. With Deepest Sympathy, ”
15 of 51 | Posted by: Barbara Gent - RI

“I never met Jeff but I know he must have been an amazing person. I work with Becca and see the wonderful person she is. He did a great job as a dad....Read More »
16 of 51 | Posted by: Amy Puebla - South Windsor, CT

“dear jeff you will never be forgotten and you will be truly missed. Ill miss your santa chuckle and bigger hugs. xoxo ”
17 of 51 | Posted by: jackie Shewchuk - Springfield, MA

“Great guy, Great boss. I had a lot of fun and learned a lot working for Jeff at Walsh Auto Works. My deepest sympathies to all of his family. Jeff...Read More »
18 of 51 | Posted by: Peter Coope - Mystic, CT

“Our Deepest Sympathies on the passing of Jeff. ”
19 of 51 | Posted by: A. J. & Linda Morrone - Westerly, RI

“Amanda, I am so sorry to hear of the sudden loss of your husband Jeff. I to was grieving the loss of one very special to me, and as I was demanding...Read More »
20 of 51 | Posted by: Joe Cimalore - Westerly, RI

“Dear Amanda and family. We are so sorry for your loss. You are in our prayers and thoughts. May God comfort you at this time, ”
21 of 51 | Posted by: Gil & Joan Fernald - Ocala, FL

“i just found out JEFF sorry to hearabout him we had some pretty wild times 4 wheeling GOD B WITH HIM gill & JOAN ”
22 of 51 | Posted by: GIL FERNALD - ocala, FL

“Dear Amanda i am so sorry for your loss you are in my prayers love nancy ”
23 of 51 | Posted by: nancy casale - charlestown, RI

“Amanda, Ben, and Becca - We are deeply saddened to hear of your loss. May the family memories of wonderful times together help you through this sad...Read More »
24 of 51 | Posted by: Eileen and Tony Ferreira - CT

“Amanda, I am very sorry to hear of your loss, I had alot of good times, having a few beers at the shop with Jeff and the crew. He was a great guy....Read More »
25 of 51 | Posted by: Joe Gerrish - Charlestown, RI

“Dear Amanda,I am so sorry for your sudden loss. 28+ years together yet they pass so quickly and it is too soon to be parted. You and your family...Read More »
26 of 51 | Posted by: Cindy Fiore - Westerly, RI

“Amanda, I was shocked and saddened to hear of your husband's passing. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are...Read More »
27 of 51 | Posted by: Don Campbell Jr. - Westerly, RI

“Dear Amanda, Please accept my deepest sympathies. I am so very sorry about Jeff's passing. You are in my thoughts,Amanda. Love Denise O, Westerly, RI ”
28 of 51 | Posted by: A friend

“I will never forget his smile or everything that he taught me. We lost a great man and I will miss him. I am so sorry for your loss. ”
29 of 51 | Posted by: Joe Deteves - Westerly, RI

“Amanda,So sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. ”
30 of 51 | Posted by: Barbara Petrie - Westerly, RI

“Amanda – please accept my condolences for the loss of Jeff. I had the pleasure of sharing a few high school classes with Jeff, and I am quite...Read More »
31 of 51 | Posted by: Pat Ryan - CA

“My Thoughts and prayers are with you. ”
32 of 51 | Posted by: Ada Knowles - Westerly, RI

“Our condolences to your entire family Jeff. You were a dear friend and you will be terrible missed. Your laugh, generosity and big heart will never...Read More »
33 of 51 | Posted by: Isabel Birkbeck - CT

“Amanda, Becca and Ben - I am so sorry for your loss. You will all be in my thoughts and prayers. ”
34 of 51 | Posted by: Sue Bookataub - RI

“My dear friend, you will be forever in my heart and mind. Your smile never forgotten. Your absence will be forever felt R.I.P. ? ”
35 of 51 | Posted by: monique bergeron - springfield, MA

“I was sorry to hear of Jeff's passing and my condolences to all the Walsh family. Jeff and I were good friends back in the late 60's and I had the...Read More »
36 of 51 | Posted by: Mike Deubel - Powder Springs, GA

“Amanda and family, Please accept my deepest condolences at this time. May the arms of CHRIST always be around you and yours.Stephen ”
37 of 51 | Posted by: Stephen Laudone - Westerly, RI

“Dearest Amanda, Please accept our sincere sympathies on Jeff's passing. We will always remember the Jeep and those tires! Bob Smiths, and Trots. ...Read More »
38 of 51 | Posted by: Lyd and Brian Neugent - Ashaway, RI

“Amanda, I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you and your family. ”
39 of 51 | Posted by: Pamela Fenelon Moran - Fall River, MA

“Ben and family. I am so sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers go out to you during this hard time. ”
40 of 51 | Posted by: Matt Gallo - Suffield, CT

“May you rest in peace,a distant friend. ”
41 of 51 | Posted by: BILL

“Jeff you will be missed, I learned alot from you the short time we worked were a good friend.maybe you will meet up with my father up...Read More »
42 of 51 | Posted by: roger belliveau - SPRINGFIELD, MA

“Oh my friend, you will be missed so much.I will always remember the good times. ”
43 of 51 | Posted by: Mark Gulluscio - Grover Beach, CA

“I am devastated to learn of the passing of my dear friend, Jeffrey. He was like my second son when he lived in Simsbury, two houses away from us. I...Read More »
44 of 51 | Posted by: Priscilla Scheiner - Southington, CT

“My sincere condolences to Amanda, Ben and Becca. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. I will always remember his great big laugh. He will be...Read More »
45 of 51 | Posted by: Eva Recchia - MA

“Dearest Amanda and familyI am so sorry for your loss. I'm sure he was a great guy... You will be in my thoughts and prayers. ”
46 of 51 | Posted by: Linda Olsen

“To my dearest family, some things I'd like to say...but first of all, to let you know, that I arrived okay.I'm writing this from heaven. Here I dwell...Read More »
47 of 51 | Posted by: Maryann Maccione Dodd - Lakeland, FL

“Our love,thoughts and prayers to you all during these difficult days ahead.If we can be of any help or support please call us.our deepest sympathy...Read More »
48 of 51 | Posted by: Tom Traendly - Westerly, RI

“Mandy, Becca and Ben.... words cannot express how sad I am to hear about the sudden passing of your husband/father. You are all in my thoughts and...Read More »
49 of 51 | Posted by: Joan Oliver - Newington, CT

“You are going to be missed big guy, however never forgotten and always loved! ”
50 of 51 | Posted by: Freddie Berard - Springfield, MA

“With deepest sympathy during this time of difficulty. ”
51 of 51 | Posted by: Nicholson & Carmon Funeral Home - CT

Donald "Jeff" Walsh, 55, of Suffield, son of Donald and Lesley (Ferrar) Walsh and beloved husband of Amanda B. Walsh, died suddenly at his home on April 27th, 2012.

Along with his wife, Amanda of 28 years, he is survived by his daughter Becca and son Jeffrey "Ben", all of Suffield, CT. He also leaves his beloved sister Deborah Aber and her husband Jim of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, and brother Richard Walsh of Winsted, his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Samuel and Mary Brown of Westerly, RI, and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Jeff grew up in Simsbury and Westerly, RI and was a graduate of Westerly High School with the Class of 1975. Jeff was an avid fisherman, dedicated father, hard worker and a loyal friend. No one reaped the benefit of this devotion more than his best friend- his dog, Luke. Luke was with him right to the end and stayed by his side until his family arrived. His hobbies were a big part of his life from early days on his sailboat to many hours of his adult life spent in the waters of Long Island Sound fishing for striped bass.

He was a hard worker, employed for over 15 years at Northeast Grounds Management in East Springfield, Mass. He got an early start at all of this hard work at the age of 8 by taking apart his mother's car on the garage floor. No one knew more about cars and his career included owning his own auto body shop and maintaining the large fleet of grounds maintenance machinery at Northeast Grounds.

His family's days will be a little less bright without his familiar belly laugh and both his grumpy and happy moments will be sorely missed.

His family will receive friends on Saturday, May 5, 2010, from 11 to 1 p.m., at the Nicholson & Carmon Funeral Home, 443 East St., (Rt. 159) Suffield. A celebration of life service will follow at 1 p.m., at the funeral home. Burial will be private at the request of his family.

To honor Jeff's dedication to his dog's, memorial donations can be made in lieu of flowers to the ASPCA, 520 8th Ave, 7th Floor, New York, NY 10018 and or Westerly Animal Shelter, Larry Hirsch Lane, Westerly, RI, 02891.