ALBANY – Margaret Mulholland “Marge” Walsh, 92, passed peacefully while surrounded by the love of her family on June 9, 2018. Margaret was born on September 28, 1925 in Brooklyn, NY. She was raised in Ozone Park and attended John Adams High School. After high school she was employed by the New York Telephone Company, where she was a pioneer working with computers. On September 2, 1950 she married Jack Walsh. Together they began their family of eight children, finally settling in Albany in 1963. She worked at Westmere School in the special needs class displaying her compassion that would be known for the rest of her years. She followed in her mother’s footsteps and became a parish secretary at St. Patrick’s Church, Albany, continuing on to St. Margaret Mary’s and the Chancery as a bookkeeper. In her later years she enjoyed long rides with Jack and spending time with her grandchildren.
Margaret is survived by her children and their spouses Kathy and Marty Moakler, Patti and Rich Praetorius, Janet and Len Clickman, Margaret Walsh, Sharon and Fritz Carter, John and Peggy Walsh, Noreen and Ken Hoose, and Tracy and Ken DeRagon; thirteen grandchildren and their spouses Marty, Matt (Colleen), and Megan (Kirsten) Moakler, Alex (Sarah) Grippe, Richie and Brian Praetorius, Jackie (Joel) Dorchester, Cici (Cody) Cooper, Annie and Sean Walsh, and Olivia, Sami, and Ali DeRagon; five great grandchildren: Ryan, Jack, Ian, Ilias, and Maeve; her niece and nephews Marian, Jim, Nick, and Chris Bernard. She was predeceased by her husband Jack; her parents Nora & Harry Mulholland; her sister and brother-in-law Pat and Stan Wolynski; and her son-in-law Ron Grippe.
The family would like to express their deep gratitude to the staff, past and present, on the 3A floor wing of the Teresian House for their loving care of Mom over the past 5 ½ years. Their support meant so much to all of us.
Funeral services will be held in the Hans Funeral Home, 1088 Western Ave., Albany, Thursday morning at 8:15 a.m., and from there to All Saints Catholic Church, 16 Homestead St. (behind CVS) at 9:00 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited, and may call at the funeral home Wednesday from 4-8 p.m. Interment will be in St. Agnes Cemetery, Menands.
The family suggests memorial contributions to All Saints Catholic Church, 12 Rosemont St., Albany, NY 12203; or to the Teresian House, 200 Washington Ave. Ext., Albany, NY 12203. To leave a message of condolence for the family or obtain directions to the funeral home, please visit www.HansFuneralHome.com.
Condolences to you, Margaret and all you family on the loss of your Mom.
David and Debbie Shaffer and Marion Waite
Dear Janet, Noreen and family
I am so sorry for your loss. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.
Dearest Tracy and family. Our deepest condolences on the passing of your Mom. I have fond memories of my time growing up and spending time with her. May you all hold her kindness and love in your hearts. Love PJ & Andi
Marge was one of the most classy woman I have ever met. He kindness and generosity can seen in her daughters and son. She has left her mark. She was a true lady in every sense of the word. Rest in Peace Marge, you will be greatly missed. I was proud to know you. Cheryl
Marge was a wonderful lady. We shared many activities at St.Margaret Mary,s.My deepest sympathy to her beautiful family.
To the Walsh Family: What a wonderful, loving friend and mentor your Mom was to me and to everyone she touched. How lucky I was to have had her in my life. She made a difference.
Richard and I offer our condolences to all of you on the loss of your Mom. Thank you for being wonderful neighbors.
Carol and Richard Killian
Dear Walsh Family,
I am saddened to learn about the loss of your mother. She is always in my heart.