Jillian Walsh

Jillian F. Walsh (Becket)

Thursday, June 5th, 1930 - Monday, October 21st, 2019
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Jillian F. Walsh of Olean, New York who recently moved to Loudonville, New York died October 21, 2019 after a long illness.

Born June 5, 1930 in London, England to Frank H. and Jean Jarrett Becket. She attended schools in London and Ipswich, England and received degrees in nursing and midwifery from the Radcliffe Infirmary in Oxford, England and the London Hospital.

She emigrated to the United States in 1956 and in 1960, in St. Paul’s Cathedral in Birmingham Alabama, she married John P. Walsh. She became a United States citizen in 1998 in Buffalo, New York.

She was employed for many years at the former St. Francis Hospital in Olean, New York. She was a member of St. Mary of the Angels Church and the Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians.

She is survived by her husband and three children, Margaret (Richard) Eckhardt of Guilderland, New York, Bridget (Rick Paluck) Walsh of Loudonville, New York and Matthew of Wolcott, New York and three grandchildren, Janet, Gregory and Elizabeth Eckhardt and a sister Susan of Norfolk, England. She was predeceased by her parents, her sister Pauline and a son, John T. Walsh.

The family would like to express gratitude for Hospice of Albany County and especially Cory who provided gentle care.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Jillian’s name to Interfaith Caregivers of Olean, NY, Community Hospice of Albany or donor’s choice.

Visitation will be from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm on Wednesday, October 23, 2019 at The Shrine Church of Our Lady of the Americas (on the corner of North Lake and Central Avenue), Albany, New York 12206.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 am on Thursday, October 24, 2019 at The Shrine Church of Our Lady of the Americas, 273 Central Avenue, Albany, New York 12206.

Arrangements are by the Bond Funeral Home 1614 Guilderland Avenue Schenectady
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  • Visitation

    Wednesday, October 23rd, 2019 | 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Wednesday, October 23rd, 2019 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Shrine Church of Our Lady of the Americas
    273 Central Avenue
    ALBANY, NY 12206
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Thursday, October 24th, 2019 | 11:00am
    Thursday, October 24th, 2019 11:00am
    Shrine Church of Our Lady of the Americas
    273 Central Avenue
    ALBANY, NY 12206
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Rev. Francis O'Connor
  • Interment

    St. Bonaventure Cemetery
    Alleghany, NY
    Graveside Services for Jillian will be Saturday October 26, 2019 at 11 AM


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Tina Farmer

Posted at 05:53pm
We were neighbors with the Walshes for many years in Olean. We missed them when they moved. We are so sad to hear is Mrs. Walsh's passing. Condolences to the family. Jim and Tina Farmer

Kathy Kinnaird

Posted at 10:06pm
Dear Meg,
I am saddened to hear of your Mother’s passing. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. My deepest sympathies.
Kathy Kinnaird
Buffalo, NY

Harold McCord

Posted at 05:21pm
Brendan and I send our condolences. Jill was a beloved wife, mother, and grandmother. Our prayers to her family. She will be missed and remembered. My God bless her.

Jeanne Weber

Posted at 09:19pm
Wonderful Parents ! Mom's at peace, God Bless you all. - Jeanne & Paul Weber

Mary Gergel

Posted at 08:05am
Jill always had a bright smile and a sparkling hello for everyone -- she was certainly a wonderful lady! John, I do know how much you will miss her -- and how big and deep the hole is - but she is out of pain and is a new angel -- what a blessing!

Love to all -- see you Saturday.

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