Lorraine Walsh

Lorraine H. Walsh (Hamel)

Wednesday, January 6th, 1932 - Thursday, April 30th, 2020
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COHOES Lorraine H. Walsh, 88, of Cayuga Plaza entered into eternal rest Thursday, Apr. 30, 2020 surrounded by her loving family.

Born in Cohoes to Albert and Corinne Garneau Hamel, Lorraine was a lifelong resident. She was educated in Cohoes schools and worked for many years at the Cohoes Housing Authority until her retirement in 1987. She had been a communicant of the former St. Bernard’s Church and more recently St. Michael’s Church. She belonged to the Moose Lodge in Cohoes and volunteered for Thursday Afternoon Bingo at the Cohoes Community Center. She also loved to bowl at the Cohoes Bowling Arena, to travel on her casino and bingo trips and was renowned for her beautiful needlepoint embroidery.

Lorraine was the wife of John Walsh who passed away in 1986; the loving mother of Cheryl Szozda (Stanley) of Cohoes, Kevin Walsh of Niskayuna, Linda Bizan (Steve) of Clifton Park and Brian Walsh (Cathy) of Hilton; the sister of the late Eugene Hamel, Eleanor DeProperty, Beatrice Fonda and Albert Hamel; the grandmother of Timothy Szozda, Katrina Keith, Michael Szozda, Geoffrey Bizan, Stefanie Pawluk, Corinne Walsh, Brandon Schoepfel and Eric and Kyle Walsh; the great grandmother of Julia, Jonathan, Kelsey, Lindley, Jack, Evelyn, Avery, Charlotte and Waylon. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be private at this time due to the COVID-19 pandemic restrictions. Interment will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Waterford.

Memorial contributions may be made in Lorraine’s memory the Community Hospice Foundation, 310 S. Manning Blvd., Albany, NY 12208.

Lorraine’s family would like to extend their appreciation to the many people who provided wonderful care during her illness, especially Dr. Benton, Dr. Farooq, Deb VanWie, Portia, Jennifer and the staff at Samaritan Hospital.
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Jimmy Halloran

Posted at 04:50pm
So sorry to hear of Lorraines passing. Thoughts and prayers are with you all . Like so many I’m sure, I wish I could have been there to say goodbye in person .


Posted at 01:35pm
With heartfelt condolences, Paul and Judy
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Darcy Williams

Posted at 11:48am
I am thinking of everyone back home at this sad time. Aunt Lorraine was a hoot and she'll be missed.
Please give my Gramma a hug for me when you see her and the both of you need to behave...
Love, Darcy

Alice Benamati

Posted at 10:46am
I grew up next door to "Mrs. Walsh" I remember her as a kind and loving neighbor and mother (who wasn't afraid to speak her mind!) I remember many 'play dates' at her house as a kid, you guys had the best games (Mystery Date) and the best snacks! May you find comfort in the memories of a life well lived. May God Bless you all.

Alice (Rogowski) Benamati

Michelle & John Frainier

Posted at 11:25am
Cheryl & family,
Please accept our sincere condolences on the passing of your mother. She will live forever in the hearts of all who knew and loved her. May you always cherish the loving memories of her. We will keep Lorraine and your family in our thoughts and prayers during this sad time.
Michelle & John Frainier

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