Mass of Christian Burial
Obituary of Carol Walsh
Carol Walsh, age 70 of Ilion, NY entered into Heaven on Tuesday, January 8, 2019 at home after a brief illness. She lived a life filled with love and family inspired by her favorite quote, “The best times are together times.”
Born in Frankfort, NY on July 6, 1948, she was the daughter of the late Christopher and Adeline (Burrows) Seymour. Carol graduated from Frankfort-Schuyler Central schools in 1966 and continued her education at the State University College at Oneonta earning her degree in 1970. On August 1, 1970, Carol was united in marriage to Eugene “Jerry” Walsh, Jr. at Sts. Peter and Paul Church in Frankfort. Carol and Jerry enjoyed 38 years of marriage and lived in Ilion their entire married life.
For 32 years, Carol worked as a school teacher at Hughes Elementary School in New Hartford. She was committed to inspiring children through education which brought great joy to her life. She also opened and operated the Starting Place Nursery School in Ilion for a number of years. In addition, Carol worked with Jerry for more than two decades in their family business, Walsh’s Video. They captured the joy of weddings and other happy times on video providing lasting memories for their clients.
After Jerry’s passing, Carol started the Jerry Walsh Memorial CakeEater Classic, a local golf tournament that benefited ALS of Utica and other ALS services. During the 10 years of the golf tournament, thousands of dollars were raised to help ALS patients and their families.
While she held many titles, the one she cherished the most was Grandmother. Her grandchildren, Patrick, Grace and Summer were her world. The time she spent with each was filled with love, adventure and imagination. She considered them life’s most precious gifts and they brought joy to her life which will live on in wonderful memories.
Carol is survived by her loving family which includes son Jerry and his wife Amanda Gabeler-Walsh of Rochester, NY; son Christopher and his wife Kristen Copeland Walsh of New Hartford, NY; her beloved grandchildren Patrick, Grace and Summer; her sister Mary Margaret and her husband John Freedman of North Venice, FL; her brother Burt Seymour and his wife Laurie of Orlando, FL; brothers and sisters-in-law John and Kathy Gardner of Old Forge, NY, Dave and Mary June Wainman of Ilion, NY, Charles and Mary Catherine Pasquariello of Oak Ridge, NJ and Sharon Applegate of St. Petersburg, FL; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, her parents and her father and mother-in-law Eugene “Jerry” Walsh, Sr. and Catherine (Gardner) Walsh.
Friends may call on Sunday, January 13, 2019 from 3:00 to 6:00 pm at the Whiter-Hendrix Funeral Home Inc. 100 Otsego St. in Ilion. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, January 14, 2019 at 10:00 am at Our Lady of The Rosary, 1736 Burrstone Road, New Hartford, NY. Father Joseph Salerno will officiate. Interment will be in the Armory Hill Cemetery in Ilion.
In lieu of flowers, please consider contributions to ALS of Utica, 9169 River Road, Marcy, NY 13403 or to the Carol Walsh Memorial Scholarship, 9 Hughes Lane, New Hartford 13413 Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
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The Whiter Funeral Company was started in 1893 by H.A. Whiter and was originally located in Forestport, NY. Following a fire in Forestport our family relocated in Ilion, and reopened the funeral home, in the early 1900's.
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