Margaret Noone Walsh of Wallingford died at home on April 19, 2010 surrounded by her loving family. Mrs. Walsh was born in New Haven on September 15, 1921 to Charles Barry and Rose Thilburg Noone. She married in 1950 to her late husband Robert Sheridan Walsh. Having spent most of her life in the Spring Glen area of Hamden, Margaret moved to Wallingford in 1984. Margaret Walsh leaves behind her children, Mary Ann (David) Lewis of Rockville, MD, Margaret (Frank) Pereira of Birmingham, MI, Kathleen (Jerry) Miller of Somesville, ME, Eileen (Greg) Smith of North Haven, Robert (Susan) Walsh of Cheshire and Rosemary (Michael) Iapalucci of Washington, DC. She is survived by 16 grandchildren, Charles and Robert Lewis, Caitlin Pereira, Hannah, Nora, and Lila Miller, Breda and Mairead Smith, Charles, Kelly, and Daniel Walsh, Aiman, Maria, Anelle, Josephine, and Margaret Iapalucci and by her sister, Eileen Noone McCarty of Alexandria, VA. Margaret was predeceased by her son Charles Noone Walsh and brother Charles Michael Noone. Funeral from BEECHER & BENNETT, 2300 Whitney Ave., Hamden, on Saturday, April 24th at 9:30 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Rita's Church at 10:00 a.m. followed by interment in St. Mary's Cemetery. Friends may visit with the family on Friday evening from 4 to 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Donations may be made to the St. Rita School fund in memory of her son, Charlie Walsh, 1601 Whitney Ave., Hamden, CT 06517.

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  1. Your mom was such a strong woman, a very good example for all of us. I was so glad to have been able to visit with her in August. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Love, Karen, Steve, Chris, Jennifer, Tom & Grace

  2. Eileen, Although we did not have the opportunity to really get to know Margaret directly, we certainly know you Eileen, and that speaks volumes as to what a wonderful person and mother she must have been. We are thinking of you and Greg and the rest of your family.

  3. Neighborhood picnics under the patio at O’Shaughnessey’s, Christmas Eve at the Walshes, burning fall leaves on .the lot. next to Bergeron’s, playing ball in the street in front of our houses, St. Rita School and church…the list goes on and on… those of us who grew up on Thornton Street will forever feel the pull of the memories and friendships from the old neighborhood. Hope those memories bring a smile to you all as you celebrate your mom’s life and the fun and laughs she added to our lives. (I have a funny feeling the party is already started in the Thornton St. part of heaven). Thinking of your whole family this weekend and in weeks to come.

  4. To all of the Walshes….. Margaret was such a sweet woman who loved and spoke so much of everyone in her family. She will be missed…. Love, Meg Leubecker

  5. Kathy, Eileen and family, It’s been many years since I last saw your Mom, but I remember her well….whether helping out at Saint Rita or letting me hitch a ride home from school when a sudden rainstorm came up. How great that you were able to be with her these past few days. Thinking of you as you celebrate her life.

  6. I am a person who is never at a loss for words. In times like this there are very few words that can lessen your loss. Just know that you are all in my thoughts and my prayers, and I am but a phone call away. With deep regret and sorrow, Tom Limauro

  7. Mary Ann I know it is hard to lose a parent, but you will have some fond memories and she will be with you always. You will tell friends funny stories of your mother, and share things about her also in the years to come. If she is anything like you, she must have been a delightful person. Lindsey

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