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Mary Walsh

December 19, 2016

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Mary “Mari” Walsh of the East Mountain section of Scranton died Monday at Hospice of the Sacred Heart Inpatient Unit. Her husband of 63 years is Donald Walsh.

Born in Scranton, she was the daughter of the late Theodore and Mildred Karle Meledonian and Michael McGraw. A graduate of St. Mary’s High School class of 1952, she was employed by Scranton Dry Goods and then by Walsh Sheet Metal.

Mari was an avid walker and enjoyed her daily walks with her many friends around Lake Scranton for more than 30 years.

She loved traveling to and vacationin­g in Florida over the winter months, particular­ly enjoying spending time in Disney World.

Mari loved music and instilled this love in all of her children and grandchild­ren, all of whom cherished this love with her for many years.

She deeply loved all of her children and grandchild­ren, and had a unique gift for making each one feel special and loved in her own way.

She was a member of St. Mary’s of the Assumption until its closing, and currently St. John Neumann Parish.

Also surviving are sons, Donald Jr. and wife, Rebecca, Scranton; Theodore and wife, Susan, Ohio; Kurt, Scranton; Leonard and wife, Judith, Scranton; Michael and wife, Rhonda, Moscow; and Jeffrey and wife, Suzanne, Scranton; grandchild­ren, Donny, Clarke, Alexander, Corey, Natalie, Ethan, John Meledonian, Christina, Teddy, Katie, Eric, Vanessa, Kurt, Brandon, Sarah, Alesia, Lenny, Michael, Stephanie, Julia and Mira; and great-grandchild­ren, Wilhelmina, Sophia, AJ, Aiden and Penelope

The funeral will be Friday from Miller Bean Funeral Home, 436 Cedar Ave., Scranton, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. in Holy Name of Jesus Church, 1414 Elm St., Scranton. Interment, St. Catherine’s Cemetery, Moscow.

Friends and family may pay their respects Thursday from 4 to 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributi­ons may be made to Hospice of the Sacred Heart, 600 Baltimore Drive, WilkesBarr­e, PA 18702. Visit the funeral home website to leave an online condolence.

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