Constance Elaine (Conway) Walsh, age 83, of Allamuchy, NJ (Panther Valley) passed away Wednesday, January 24, 2018 after a long illness. She was born July 24, 1934 in Boston, MA to the late Leo and Ann (Dorsey) Conway.
Connie attended the Girls’ Latin School and Boston State Teachers College where she received her B.S. in education. Later, she was awarded an Education Masters Degree from Paterson State College. After teaching elementary school briefly in Quincy Massachusetts and Garnerville, New York, she withdrew from teaching for ten years while raising her three sons, Michael, Robert, James and two daughters, Susan and Carolyn. Upon resuming her career, she taught at the Mountain View North School, Mount Olive and the Merriam Avenue School, Newton both in New Jersey. Connie retired in the year 2000, most fittingly as “Teacher of the Year”.
She is survived by her loving husband: Robert Walsh, her 2 daughters, Susan Graham and husband Douglas, Carolyn Lightner, 3 sons. Michael Walsh and wife Catherine, Robert Walsh and wife Catherine, James Walsh and wife Emily, a brother, Leo Conway, Jr. and wife Mary, 9 grandchildren, Kyle and Christian Lightner, Emily, Catherine, Kenneth, Oliver, Alison, Griffin and Claire Walsh, son-in-law, Mark Lightner, and many nieces and nephews.
A private family funeral service will be held at Cochran Funeral Home followed by a burial at Good Shepherd Cemetery, Green Township, NJ.
Friends may attend a visitation from 4-8 pm on Sunday, January 28, 2018 at Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ.
For those desiring donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 200 Morris Avenue, Suite 251, Denville, NJ 07834 in memory of Connie.
Peg and Dick Pregno
February 9th, 2018 7:12 am
Our family is sadden at the loss of Connie. Our family remembers the good years we had on Phyllis Drive. Prayers are with you.
February 7th, 2018 9:13 pm
Carolyn, what a beautiful life your mother lived. I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with all of you. Much much love to you and the boys.
Ingrid and Michel van Loon Holland
February 1st, 2018 6:16 am
Dear Jim and Catherine,
What a beautiful photo, looks to us she was a strong women.
Our condolences to all of the familiy.
Bonnie S. Lyons
January 30th, 2018 7:25 pm
Dear Bob and family, I am so sorry for your loss. I have many fond memories of working with Connie many years ago at Mountain View North. She was an outstanding teacher who cared deeply about all her students. Connie had a wonderful sense of humor and a smile that would light up every room she entered! During our many conversations about our families, it was evident that she loved you all so very much. May your many memories comfort you all. God Bless.
Barbara & Paul Theberge
January 27th, 2018 2:38 pm
Carolyn and family: No matter when it happens, the loss of a mother who loved you unconditionally is such a sad time. May your happy memories of her help to lighten your loneliness and grief. Love, Barbara & Paul
January 26th, 2018 2:53 pm
Sue- I'm so sorry for your loss. God bless you and your family in your time of need.
January 26th, 2018 8:38 am
Dear Rob, my heartfelt condolences go out to you and your family. May God rest her soul in peace.
Carl and Sue Ackerman
January 26th, 2018 8:06 am
So sorry for you and your family's loss...
To all The Walsh's
January 26th, 2018 7:36 am
I am so sorry to hear of your mom
Sal & Susan Maggio
January 26th, 2018 7:14 am
We are very sorry for your loss. Connie was a great person, mother and teacher. She will be missed by all.
Sal & Sue Maggio
January 25th, 2018 4:25 pm
Dear Sue, I'm so sorry for your loss. My heart goes out to you and your family.
January 25th, 2018 1:56 pm
May fond memories of your mother bring you comfort during this hard time in your life. My heart and prayers go out to you and your family.
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