Lu­cille (Luchi) Walsh

3/8/1919 – 10/27/2018

San Francisco Chronicle - Late Edition (Sunday) - - LIFE TRIBUTES -

Born in Tepic, Na­yarit, Mex­ico on March 8, 1919. She was the sixth child of Fran­cisco and Car­men Gon­za­lez Her­nan­dez. The fam­ily moved to the North Beach area of San Fran­cisco when Lu­cille was a year old, af­ter which time four ad­di­tional sib­lings were born. Lu­cille was raised in San Fran­cisco, grad­u­at­ing with honors from Mis­sion High School. She worked many years in the news­pa­per field, as a proof­reader and in clas­si­fied ad­ver­tis­ing, both for the San Fran­cisco Ex­am­iner and the San Fran­cisco Progress. She mar­ried Richard (Dick) Con­nolly in Septem­ber of 1940, and they had two daugh­ters: Joan Arel­lano and Kacey Kar­mendy (Jake). Af­ter the death of her first hus­band in Oc­to­ber 1971, Lu­cille mar­ried Kevin Walsh, an­other long-time San Fran­cis­can, in De­cem­ber of 1972. On his re­tire­ment, they moved to Santa Rosa, where they loved coun­try liv­ing and were ac­tive in the Holy Spirit Catholic Church com­mu­nity. Af­ter Kevin passed in 2003, Lu­cille re­lo­cated to the Oak­mont area. In 2010, Lu­cille moved to Red­wood City to be closer to her daugh­ters. She moved to Mill­brae in 2016, where she lived un­til her pass­ing. Lu­cille was blessed with three grand­sons: Mark and Jim Arel­lano and Nick Kar­mendy; as well as step­grand­chil­dren: Danielle Bur­ris, David Arel­lano, Stephen Arel­lano and Lisa Deyo. She is sur­vived by her sis­ter Alice Vez­zolini. She en­joyed play­ing cards, es­pe­cially poker, pinochle and 31. Lu­cille was a life-long 49er fan and had an ex­ten­sive VHS col­lec­tion of their games from the 90’s, which she watched over and over. She was proud of her Mex­i­can her­itage, and her en­chi­ladas and con­ta­males (baked tamales) were leg­endary. In her younger days, she and her brother Mike would en­ter­tain the fam­ily by danc­ing “Jarabe Ta­p­a­tio” (Mex­i­can Hat Dance) at fam­ily gath­er­ings. Her ex­tended fam­ily, in­clud­ing nieces and neph­ews, great­grand­chil­dren, grand­nieces and grand­nephews will miss her very much.

A Memo­rial Mass will be held on Mon­day, Novem­ber 12, 11:00 am at St. Dun­stan Church in Mill­brae. A Cel­e­bra­tion of Lu­cille’s Life will be held in early 2019. In lieu of flow­ers, the fam­ily re­quests do­na­tions in Lu­cille’s honor to St. An­thony Padua Din­ing Room in Menlo Park, Hanna Boys Cen­ter or the Sis­ters of the Pre­sen­ta­tion.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from USA

© PressReader. All rights reserved.