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Peter Walsh

Peter Walsh

Friday, October 6th, 1961 Sunday, September 1st, 2019

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Obituary for Peter A. Walsh

Peter A. Walsh was born in Elizabeth, New Jersey on October 6, 1961, the third of what would eventually be five children born to Francis J. and Mary Louise Walsh. Peter, affectionately known to his family as Moose, was raised in Westfield, graduating from Westfield High School in 1979. He attended Embry Riddle Aeronautical University and Kean College. He loved sports and entertainment, and was able to break into that industry as a salesman for the New Jersey Generals. He then moved to the west coast, and worked for the Los Angeles Lakers and Los Angeles Kings.
Peter never tired of going to sporting events and concerts, and attended thousands. He would travel anywhere at any time for a great show, his favorite being Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band.
Eventually, Peter moved home to the east coast, living in Florida for a time and then home in New Jersey. He suffered a stroke some years back, which impaired his short-term memory. After that, he lived with his parents and, since his mother, Mary Lou’s death, some four years ago, lived with his father in Spring Lake. Moose’s job was to be the day-to-day support for his Dad, but in truth they kept an eye on each other. He leaves behind his father, Francis of Spring Lake, and his siblings: Kathleen Grace Walsh of Woodbridge, Virginia; the Hon. Thomas J. and Diane Walsh of Westfield; and Carol Ann Walsh of Lutz, Florida. Peter was predeceased by his brother, Jim, who perished in the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001, but is survived by his sister in law, Kate Walsh Calton. He also leaves nine nieces and nephews, Mark, Conner and Kate Karlen; 1st Lt. Thomas F.X. Walsh; Taylor, Michael and Morgan Murphy; and Caroline and Fiona Walsh Calton, as well as his beloved aunts, uncles and cousins.
Peter was a weekly communicant at Sts. Catherine and Margaret R.C. Church in Spring Lake, and there will be a requiem Mass on 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 7, 2019, at St. Catharine Church. Friends are invited to call at O’Brien Funeral Home, 2028 Hwy. 35, Wall, on Friday, September 6, 2019, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Tuesday’s Children (tuesdayschildren.org).

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  • Visitation

    Friday, September 6th, 2019 | 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    O'Brien Funeral Home - Wall
    2028 NJ-35
    WALL, NJ
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    Friday, September 6th, 2019
    5:00pm - 7:00pm
  • Service

    Saturday, September 7th, 2019 | 9:00am
    St. Catharine's Church
    215 Essex Avenue
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    Saturday, September 7th, 2019

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Joseph “Gill” Donahue

I’m sorry to hear about Pete’s passing. He was a good friend for almost 30 years. I was going to call him today and wish him a Happy Birthday. My brother called me and told me he saw on Facebook that he passed away. My condolences go out to Pete’s family. He was an awesome person.
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To the Walsh Family,

I am very sad to hear the news of Peter’s passing. You have my heartfelt condolences and deepest sympathy at this time.

Peter was a good friend, a warm and generous soul, and he will be greatly missed by all who knew him. We shared a lot of fun times as well as leaning on each other to get through some difficult ones – just what good friends are for.

I was out of the country and didn’t hear of his passing until last week. I am very disappointed that I wasn’t around to attend the services to commemorate a life well lived and share some happy memories as well as to offer my condolences in person.

I hope you are all able to use the memories of his passion for life to bring a smile to your faces and warmth to your hearts.

With Love,

Greg Gleason
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Love, Leslie and Paul

Dear Walsh family, With our deepest sympathy
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Kathy, your Core Family loves you and is with you. Please use our collective strength to help you through this difficult time.
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We are thinking of you. May Peter rest in eternal peace.
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