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Joan L. Walsh

ALBANY – Joan L. Walsh left this world on March 9, 2020. She was born in Albany on April 19th 19 “something,” the daughter of the late Leo and Alvina Somerville. She was the dear wife of the late William F. Walsh.

Joan was predeceased by her brothers Leo Somerville and Richard Somerville, as well as nephew Lee Somerville.  She is survived by her brother Rev. Alvin J. Somerville, OFM Conv., and her beloved daughters Dr. Amy Walsh (Howard Malamood), and Megan A. Hart (Robert), and her six beloved grandchildren Luke (Deborah), Mark (Marisa), Paul, Kyra, and Megan Malamood, and Matthew Hart. She leaves behind her sister-in-law Marcia Somerville of Wilmington, DE and nephews Shane, Kelly, Kevin and Brian Somerville, and many dear cousins and friends.

Joan was greatly loved by her family and all who had the opportunity to know her. She was a guiding light in the lives of her children and grandchildren. As her brother Jack (Fr. Alvin) said, “Life won’t be the same without her.”

Funeral services will be held in the Hans Funeral Home, 1088 Western Ave., Albany, Friday morning at 10:00 a.m., and from there to St. Vincent DePaul Church, Madison Ave. at Partridge St., at 11:00 a.m.  Relatives and friends are invited, and may call at the funeral home Thursday from 4-7 p.m.  Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery, Glenmont.  To leave a message of condolence for the family or obtain directions to the funeral home, please visit

Click here to view Joan’s resting place in Calvary Cemetery, 481 Route 9W, Glenmont, NY 12077.


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