Frank Walsh

Born: Wed., Aug. 17, 1938
Died: Fri., Jun. 7, 2019


3:00 PM to 6:00 PM, Thu., Jun. 13, 2019
Location: Joseph J. Darrow Sr. Funeral Home Inc.

Funeral Service

10:00 AM Fri., Jun. 14, 2019
Location: St Martin DePorres

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Frank Walsh, 80, of Poughkeepsie, NY passed away June 7, 2019 at Vassar Brothers Medical Center.   He was born on August 17, 1938 in Poughkeepsie, NY to the late Robert Walsh and Dorothy Zeleznik. Frank served in the US Army starting 1957, receiving an honorable discharge in 1960. On June 1, 1963 he married Elizabeth Simmons in Poughkeepsie, NY.

  Frank worked as a manager for IBM and was a master at making maple syrup for 30 years. He enjoyed camping, canoeing, motorcycling, hunting and fishing with family and friends. Especially his dearest friends at the Gold Gym. He was a member of the Manchester Hunt Club, Hudson Valley Sportsman’s Association, and BMW Motorcycle Association of America.

  Survivors include his wife; Elizabeth, siblings; Joe Walsh and family, Vincent and his wife Theresa and family, many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. Brother in laws; John Simmons and family, David and Kathy Simmons and family, a sister in law; Cecelia Simmons.

  He was predeceased by brothers; Robert, John, and Thomas Walsh. A special thank you to the Heart Center at Vassar Brothers Medical Center, Dr. Pedevillano, and Bobby Walsh (nephew) who helped Elizabeth take care of Frank at home. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations are made in memory of Frank to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place Memphis, TN 38105 or Vassar Brothers Medical Center.

   Visitation is 3-6PM, Thursday June 13, 2019, at the Joseph J. Darrow Sr. Funeral Home Inc. 39 S. Hamilton St, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601. 845-452-1840. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated 10AM, Friday June 14, 2019, Church of St. Martin DePorres 118 Cedar Valley Rd Poughkeepsie, NY 12603. Interment immediately following in St. Peter’s Cemetery 171 Saltpoint Tpke Poughkeepsie, NY 12603. To send online condolences please visit

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Chris Wohlfahrt
   Posted Tue June 11, 2019
Dear Liz and Family,
I'm so sorry for the loss of your beloved, Frank. Take comfort in knowing that Jesus promised us eternal life.

Much love,

Les Wojnar
   Posted Tue June 11, 2019
Liz & family,
I considered Frank a good friend & buddy for the last 15 years.
His close friends at Hudson Valley Sportsman Assoc. will truly miss him.

Joseph romer
   Posted Wed June 12, 2019

Spring's Bounty Basket was sent by Susan Romer.

Frank was a special soul who will be well loved and remembered sincerely by The Romer Family & Mr George Okst

Bob and Melinda Dodds
   Posted Wed June 12, 2019
Dearest Liz, We loved Frank and have so many wonderful memories with Frank and you on all our motorcycle trips (Nova Scotia/PEI, Missouri, the list goes on) plus camping, hanging out. We are deeply sorry for losing your one and only and faith tells us that he's with you always but without the pain and struggles that he has had. With all our love, Bob and Melinda

doreen and glenn niese
   Posted Fri June 14, 2019
he was a special man always at the maple farm helping and brightening our day. always a blessing. will miss him very much. he is in a heavenly maple farm.

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