Frances “Fran” Claire Walsh, 88, passed away on June 17, 2018 in Palm Beach Gardens, FL.
Frances is survived by her husband of 66 years, John A. Walsh, Jr., daughter, Jane Rader, grandchildren Jennifer, Allison and Michael Ronayne, as well as many nieces and nephews including Elizabeth Falkenstern.
Born on September 17, 1929 in NYC, Frances was the daughter of Frances Rafferty Noud and Peter J. Noud. She is predeceased by her brother, Leonard Noud, and sisters, Genevieve Kissinger and Marguerite Coyne.
Frances grew up in the Riverdale section of the Bronx, and graduated from Blessed Sacrament High School and St. Vincent Ferrer Business School. In 1952, Frances and John married at St. Gabriel’s Church in Riverdale, NY.
Frances and her husband lived in Palm Beach Gardens, FL, traveled extensively, and were members of PGA National Golf Club and several golf clubs including Knollwood Country Club in Elmsford, NY. They were parishioners of St. Clare Church in North Palm Beach.
Visitation will be held on Sunday, June 22, 2018 from 2pm to 6pm at Dwyer Vanderbilt Funeral Home, 90 No. Broadway, Tarrytown, NY. A 12 Noon Mass will be held on Monday, June 25, 2018 at St. Francis of Assisi Chapel at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, 10 West Stevens Ave., Hawthorne, NY, with burial to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Frances’ name to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Memorial and Honor Gifts, PO Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38148.