Dr. James F. Walsh III
Published 7:48 am, Tuesday, September 28, 2010
The oldest of seven children, he was born Nov. 14, 1924, to Dr. James F. Walsh and Genevieve Powers Walsh in Bridgeport. He attended Beardsley Grammar School and Warren Harding High School in Bridgeport, from which he graduated with honors in 1941.
Walsh went on to attend Yale University and studied pre-med for one year before being drafted into the U.S. Army during World War II. The Army sent him for one year to Cornell University to complete his undergraduate education and he went on to attend medical school at the New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. In 1945, while still in medical school, he was released from the Army and went on to earn his medical degree from the NYU School of Medicine.
He completed his internship and residency at French Hospital in New York City and, in 1949, he married Frances Cecelia Tracey of Nashua, N.H. Following completion of his residency, he was drafted once again by the Army for the Korean War and spent two years in urology with the 98th General Army Hospital in Munich, Germany, achieving the rank of captain until he was again discharged.
Upon returning from Germany, he began practicing medicine with privileges at St. Vincent's Hospital, Bridgeport Hospital, Norwalk Hospital and Milford Hospital. He was chief of urology at St Vincent's Medical Center for many years, and was appointed to a professorship at the Yale School of Medicine. Walsh was still a member of the staff at St. Vincent's Hospital at the time of his death.
He is survived by his wife, Frances Walsh; his son and daughter-in-law, Mark and Lisa Walsh of Moorpark, Calif.; his son and daughter-in-law, James and Nancy Walsh of Lewisberry, Pa.; a grandson, Sean Walsh; his sister, Mary Jane Hughes of Norwalk; brother, Thomas Walsh of Milford; a sister, Genevieve Walsh of Bridgeport; his brother and sister-in-law, John and Mayor Joan Walsh of Harrison, N.Y.; and his sisters-in-law, Ellen Walsh and Joyce Walsh.
He was predeceased by his brothers, Robert Walsh of Scarsdale, N.Y., and William Walsh of Milford.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday, Oct. 1, at 11 a.m. in Notre Dame of Easton Church, 640 Morehouse Road, Easton. Interment will take place at St. Michael's Cemetery at a later date. There will be no calling hours.
Arrangements are being handled by the Redgate -- Hennessy Funeral Home, Trumbull. To send online condolences, visit www.redgatehennessy.com