Daniel E. Walsh of North Berwick, Maine, passed away peacefully on November 8, 2019. Born to the late Edward and Regina Walsh, Dan was raised in Malden, Massachusetts.
Daniel was the loving brother of Kathleen (Berube) Walsh of South Portland, Maine, Joseph Walsh of Revere and Edward Walsh and his wife Pamela of Derry, NH. He was the dear uncle to Alyssa Artiano, Maxwell Berube, Ryan, Joseph, Andrew and Bailey Walsh and the cherished godfather of Brittney Anzalone. Dan is also loved and survived by many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
Dan was a U.S. Army veteran. He loved music, sports, and was an avid traveler, reaching 48 states by bus. Dan was a master of conversation and connecting with people. He was a Malden/New England historian with an amazing memory.
Dan touched the lives of so many Maldonians, affectionately known as "the Mayor of Linden” and, along with his mother and three aunts, was one of a long line of family retirees from the City of Malden. Most of all, Dan loved kids and spent most of his life looking after, babysitting, mentoring, and supporting youth activities. Upon retirement from the city, Dan began Malden school crossing guard duties. In 2012 Dan was recognized by Malden Mayor Gary Christenson receiving citations from both the City Council and School Committee for shielding a child from an oncoming car.
For the past 3.5 years Dan lived in Maine with his goddaughter Brittney Anzalone, her husband Michael McNamara and their daughters Addison and Lydia McNamara, who were the lights of his life. He loved nothing more than spending time with those girls, especially their morning routine of watching Paw Patrol and eating “Freddie’s” cereal.
Dan always made people around him feel special in their own way, by highlighting, boasting, their skills and achievements. He will be missed by many.
Visiting hours will be held at the A.J. Spadafora Funeral Home, 865 Main Street, Malden on Friday November 15th from 4-8pm. A Mass of Christian Burial celebrating Dan’s life will be held in Saint Joseph’s Church, 770 Salem Street, Malden on Saturday November 16th at 10:00am. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. Interment will be in Forest Dale Cemetery, Malden.
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