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Terry M. Walsh

November 18, 1945 – April 9, 2023 (age 77)

Newburgh, NY

Terry Michael Walsh Sr., son of Michael Francis and Evelyn Marjorie (Terry) Walsh, died on Easter Sunday, April 9, 2023.

Born on November 18, 1945, Terry was a lifelong resident of Newburgh. At Newburgh Free Academy, Terry excelled in baseball and basketball. Following graduation from NFA, at age 18, Terry served his country in the United States Army and was deployed to Germany as a Military Police (MP) Officer during the Vietnam War. Terry always prided himself on the role he played, not only maintaining order, but also supporting the morale of his Army brothers while organizing and playing many a basketball game.

As a young man Terry aspired to follow in his father’s footsteps, becoming a boilermaker for Boilermakers Local Lodge No. 5 in New York when he returned home from deployment. Along with his Local 5 brothers, Terry was a proud member of the International Brotherhood of Boilermakers, dedicating his career to his work in this trade union.

Terry is survived by his beloved children Cara Susan Walsh and Terry Michael Walsh Jr., the mother of his children Patricia Walsh, dear sister Michelle Walsh-Card, aunts Marion Ethel (Babe) Sgro and Linda Manzo, brothers-in-law Michael Smith and Robert Smith, sister-in-law Bernadette Smith, nephews and nieces Christopher Milite, Kayla (Joe) Cappelli, Victoria Smith, Alexander Smith, Robert Smith, Bridget Smith and Patrick Smith.

In addition to his parents, Terry was predeceased by his brother Jon C. Walsh, sister-in-law Kathleen Delarede Walsh, niece Melanie Milite, father-in-law Michael Smith, mother-in-law Bridget Bernadette Smith and sister-in-law Caroline Smith.

As a US Army veteran, Terry will receive a military funeral honors ceremony. Funeral services will be private and at the convenience of the family.

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