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Margaret Mary Walsh

May 9, 1923 July 8, 2011
Margaret Mary Walsh
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Obituary for Margaret Mary Walsh

Margaret Mary �Peggie� Walsh of Bloomfield Hills, died peacefully July 8, 2011, surrounded by her family, after a long and courageous battle with leukemia. She was 88 years old. Peggie was born May 9, 1923, in Albany, New York, to Loretta (nee LaMore) and George Edward McGinn.

Peggie attended Business School in Syracuse, New York. After school she worked in the Statistical Department at Carrier Corporation, where she met her future husband, James Joseph Walsh. James and Peggie were married on May 5, 1951, at St. Mary�s of the Lake Church in Skaneateles, New York, and celebrated 60 years of marriage this past May. Peggie felt fortunate to have the opportunity to live for several years with her family in Caracas, Venezuela and San Juan, Puerto Rico, while her husband was employed with Chrysler International.

Peggie was an avid Detroit sports fan, with her heart belonging to the Detroit Tigers. She enjoyed spending time in her garden with her flowers, especially her roses and lilies of the valley. In her leisure time Peggie enjoyed reading, crossword puzzles, and shopping with her daughters. She cherished the time spent with family, finding great pleasure in sharing meals and conversations with them.

Peggie was adored by all those who came to know her. She was deeply loved and will be sorely missed.

Peggie is survived by her beloved husband James, and children, Anne Sheaffer, Kim (Bob) Pine, Meg Walsh, Bill (Lori) Walsh, and Amy Walsh. She is also survived by 11 grandchildren, sister, Helen Rita Turner, and brother, George Leo (Judy) McGinn.

A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at Church of St. Owen, 6869 Franklin Road, Bloomfield Hills, Friday 11am. Friends may visit at church beginning at 10am.

Memorials appreciated to Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, 1471 E. 12 Mile Road, Madison Heights, Michigan 48071 or American Heart Association, 3816 Paysphere Circle, Chicago, Illinois 60674.

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