James A. Walsh

James A Walsh 82, of Cranston, Rhode Island passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Tuesday June 9, 2015 at the Philip Hulitar inpatient center in Providence Rhode Island. He was the son of the late James A. and Margaret (Kirkwood) Walsh. Jim was a retired agent for the Internal Revenue Service. He was a veteran of the US Army and served in the Korean War. He was past Chief of the Oak Lawn Volunteer Fire Association in Cranston, Rhode Island, past Chairman of the Cranston School Committee, and past treasurer of the Phenix Sportsmen’s Club. Jim was married to the late Sandra (Winans) Walsh for 53 years. He is survived by his children, Donna Monti and her husband Joseph of Johnston, Rhode Island, Joseph Walsh of Providence, Rhode Island, James Walsh and his wife Sharon of Exeter, Rhode Island and Susan Ursillo and her husband Richard of Carolina, Rhode Island. He also leaves his four adored grandchildren, Vincent, Gregory and Elizabeth Monti and Mackenzie Walsh. A private service was held at the Rhode Island Veteran Cemetery where he was laid to rest. Contributions in Jim’s name may be made to Home and Hospice Care of Rhode Island 1085 North Main Street Providence, Rhode Island 02904. Jim loved his family and life in general. He wanted to tell everyone “Goodbye, it’s been fun”.

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Donna Monti - 06/11/2015

Hi Dad. I am going to miss you terribly but I know that you and Mom are together again up in Heaven. Try not to cause too much trouble! Now you can eat all the Chocolate Cake you want. I love you Dad. Rest in Peace.

Carol Klopfenstein - 06/11/2015

Uncle Jimmy was such a great source of joy and strength for our family. We were lucky to have him in our lives and I regret not being able to see him more in the recent past but from the looks of the commercial he made in the retirement home, he was enjoying every minute! May the Walsh family find peace and comfort in the memories that will live on.

Nancy Cleeland - 06/11/2015

What a wonderful, upbeat, kind, fun, compassionate, loving man my Uncle Jim was. It's hard to fathom the world without him. My heart goes out to his family. The consolation, of course, is that now he is back together with the love of his life. I will never forget him.

Cathy DeLucia - 06/11/2015

My Uncle Jimmy was a wonderful husband, father, son, brother-in-law, community participant, uncle and Godfather to me and my oldest daughter. I was lucky enough to attend his wedding to his beloved Sandy when I was a little kid. He was a beacon of strength throughout my life. I adored him. Whenever his children were asked to describe him, they would always say "He's the Best" - and he was!

Teri Cleeland - 06/12/2015

"Its been fun" so aptly sums up the joy that Uncle Jimmy brought everywhere he went. We five Cleeland sisters will always remember him with great fondness. He was the last living link to our mother, his sister, but he will live on in our memories forever. Thinking of our Walsh cousins today with sadness and hoping to see you again someday.

Jon Lussier - 06/14/2015

RIP Jim. You were one of the best.

John E. Lanni, Jr. - 06/14/2015

My deepest sympathy to the Walsh family. Jim was a great guy and I was lucky enough to get to know him during his time on the school committee and when he ran for city council.
He will be missed by many but I'm sure he is in a better place now.

Ed & Lorna Belanger and family - 06/14/2015

Donna, so sorry to hear of the passing of your dad. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family!!

Michele Poy - 06/14/2015

I am so sorry to hear of Jim's passing. Jim brought so much love and life to the residents at Greenwich Farms. "Good Bye, it's been fun" is something Jim would say! He was such a character. I am glad I was able to know him:)) RIP big

Roger D. Robitaille - 06/14/2015

A few of us from the office also knew you as "Papa Jim."
Rest in Peace Jim.

Susan Phillips Marchetti - 06/15/2015

Susan, I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Lisa & David DelVecchio - 06/23/2015

To the entire Walsh/Monti family we hope you find peace in wonderful memories of your father. He was always such a kind, gentle man with a smile for everyone, he will be missed by so many.

Donna Monti - 09/17/2015

So Dad, you are with Mom again in Heaven. I hope you are having a great time. I miss you both so much. I love you till the end of time!! You are the wind beneath my wings.

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