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JUNE 9, 1917 -- JULY 25, 2004

Anne L. Walsh, a former nurse who later became involved in spinning and weaving, died Sunday in Mount St. Mary's Hospital, Lewiston, after a short illness. She was 87.

Born Anne Hennessey in Niagara Falls, she graduated from Niagara Falls High School and, in 1942, from Mount St. Mary's School of Nursing.

She worked at that hospital in Niagara Falls as a registered surgical nurse until she started to raise a family in the late 1940s. Two decades later, she returned briefly to nursing.

Mrs. Walsh was a member of the Spinning and Weaving Guild of Lewiston and Youngstown, and she was among members who demonstrated their old-time skills at Old Fort Niagara. She also enjoyed painting.

Mrs. Walsh attended St. Bernard's Catholic Church.

Her husband of 41 years, Charles J., died in 1985.

Survivors include three sons, Charles Jr. of Middleport, Michael C. of Amherst and John P. of Sanborn; two daughters, Mary Jane Flores of Las Cruces, N.M., and Susan M. Bretsch of Clayton; a brother, Robert J. Hennessey of Niagara Falls; two sisters, Rita Kralik of Gates Mills, Ohio, and Mary L. Hennessey of Buffalo; nine grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10:30 a.m. Thursday in St. Bernard's Catholic Church, Hinman and Second streets. Burial will be in St. Bernard's Cemetery.


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