John Walsh

John Owen "Jack" Walsh

December 28, 1947 - February 13, 2020
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John O. "Jack" Walsh, Retired Chelmsford Police Sergeant

John O. "Jack" Walsh ,72, a longtime resident of Chelmsford, passed away on Thursday, February 13th, 2020, at Lowell General Hospital surrounded by his family.

He was born in Lowell on December 28, 1947 and was the son of the late Eugene and Bessie (Hamblin) Walsh. John was raised in Chelmsford and graduated from Chelmsford High School class of 1966. After 31 years of service, John retired as Sergeant from the Chelmsford Police Department in 2001. He was a member of the United States Coast Guard. John considered himself a small business man, who bought and sold real estate and in his free time enjoyed hunting, fishing, antique cars, furniture and boats.

John is lovingly survived by his brothers; Eugene Walsh and his wife Carole of Chelmsford, William Walsh and his wife Judith of Chelmsford and Daniel Walsh and his wife Susan of Florida, and his sister; Claire Greeley of Lowell and her partner Paul Chamberland of NH. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Sadly, Jack is predeceased by his beloved dog and partner Sparky.

Visiting hours will be held on Monday from 4pm to 7pm at the BLAKE CHELMSFORD FUNERAL HOME, 24 Worthen Street, Chelmsford. A Funeral Service will take place on Tuesday at 10 o'clock in the funeral home. Interment will follow in Pine Ridge Cemetery, Chelmsford.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made in John's memory to the Lahey Clinic Medical Center c/o Philanthropy Dept. 41 Mall Road Burlington, MA 01805.

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  • Visitation

    February 17, 2020 | 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    February 17, 2020 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Blake Chelmsford Funeral Home
    24 Worthen Street
    Chelmsford, MA 01824
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  • Funeral Service

    February 18, 2020 | 10:00am
    February 18, 2020 10:00am
    Blake Chelmsford Funeral Home
    24 Worthen Street
    Chelmsford, MA 01824
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  • Interment

    February 18, 2020 |
    February 18, 2020
    Pine Ridge Cemetery
    130 Billerica Road
    CHELMSFORD, MA 01824
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Pat Vespo

Posted at 05:35pm
Prayers and condolences to my cousins on the passing of your dear brother Jack. My memories of Jackie were always of a character who loved to tease his New York cousins but always in a fun, good natured way. We had such fun riding around in the back of the pickup truck through the orchards on your property. Your Mom would have a warm apple pie waiting when we all returned.
God bless you all as you move through this time together.
Pat (Ward) Vespo

John "JD" Donovan & Family

Posted at 01:57pm
Thoughts and prayers to the Walsh family. Jackie was a good man, friend and police officer. Will always remember Jackie smiling and laughs of the life antics and patrol. We worked together for many years on Chelmsford Police Dept and have many memories.

Larry Richardson

Posted at 11:12pm
A great guy, who I was lucky to have known. The last time I spoke with him is when I took this photo, at the Chelmsford Elks car show August 27 2018. RIP Jack.

Raymond G McCusker

Posted at 06:59pm
My thoughts and prayers are with the Walsh family. Jack and I worked together for over 25 years. The whole family is dedicated to public service and Jack served the town with honor and integrity. Rest In Peace.

Ret. Chief Ray McCusker

Lori kearin

Posted at 05:15pm
My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family Jack may you Rest In Peace. My memories of you are such a wonderful warm and caring person. You are at peace....

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