Carolyn L. Walsh

PORTLAND — Carolyn Louise Hill Walsh, 77, of Portland, passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2010, at South Portland Nursing Home after a short illness.

Louise was born on Sept. 16, 1933, in Fryeburg, the daughter of Fred Sherman and Adelaide Elizabeth (Mann) Hill. She was educated in the Fryeburg schools, and graduated from Fryeburg Academy in 1952.

After graduation, she moved to Portland where she held positions at Rines Brothers, Watkins Cleaners, Howard Johnson’s and Woolworth’s in Portland, and Bradlee’s in Westbrook.

She met her future husband, James Walsh, in Portland, and they were married on Feb. 15, 1964. Although they were not blessed with children of their own, they took great pride in their many nieces and nephews.

Louise was a quiet, gentle, loving lady who was happiest in her home and when at gatherings with her extended family.

She was predeceased by her husband of 35 years in 1999; as well as her parents.

Survivors include her five brothers and sisters: Mrs. May Ward of Madison, N.H., Mr. Fred Hill of Medway, Ohio, Mrs. Mona Boulanger of Somersworth, N.H., Mrs. Mildred Lunt of Glastonbury, Conn., and Mr. Raymond Hill of Scarborough; and many nieces, nephews; grandnieces and nephews; and great-grandnieces and nephews.

A funeral service was held on Saturday, Nov. 13, 2010, at the Hobbs Funeral Home, 230 Cottage Road, South Portland. Interment was at New Calvary Cemetery in South Portland.

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