Carolyn Walsh

Obituary of Carolyn A. Walsh

Carolyn A. Walsh, a resident of Wappingers Falls, entered into rest on Sunday, January 23, 2022 at her home. She was 90.

Daughter of the late Charles McCauley and Alice Grady McCauley, she was born September 12, 1931 in Yonkers. On May 21, 1949 at St. Joseph’s Church in Yonkers she married Edward Thomas Walsh. Mr. Walsh preceded her in death on May 29, 1989.

Prior to her retirement, she worked as a Bus Driver and Monitor for the Wappingers Central School District for twenty-eight years. She was a parishioner of St. Martin de Porres Church in Poughkeepsie. Carolyn was an avid Yankees Fan and enjoyed playing scratch-offs.

Survivors include her children, Gary E. Walsh and his wife, Paula of Palm Coast, Florida, Maureen Walsh Vanderwerff of Wappingers Falls, Brian E. Walsh and his wife, Lois of the Town of Newburgh, and Michael E. Walsh of Clifton, New Jersey; her sixteen grandchildren; her nineteen great-grandchildren; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by her grandsons, Travis Walsh and Shawn Vanderwerff; her great-granddaughter, Megan C. Petershagen; her sister, Dorothy Mooney and brother, Charles “Brud” McCauley.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10:45 a.m. on Thursday, January 27, 2022 at St. Martin de Porres Church, 118 Cedar Valley Road in Poughkeepsie. Entombment will follow in Poughkeepsie Rural Community Mausoleum, 342 South Avenue in Poughkeepsie.

The family would like to extend their gratitude to the staff of Hudson Valley Hospice for their constant care and compassion to Carolyn in her final days.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital, 100 Woods Road, Taylor Pavilion, Suite C 3, Valhalla, NY 10595.

Arrangements are under the direction of Straub, Catalano & Halvey Funeral Home, 55 East Main Street in Wappingers Falls. To send the family a personal condolence, please visit our website at

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Mass of Christian Burial

10:45 am
Thursday, January 27, 2022
St. Martin de Porres
118 Cedar Valley Road
Poughkeepsie, New York, United States
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