John Walsh’s mother Loretta O’Mara Walsh died Feb. 18, 2016

Loretta O’Mara Walsh

Mother of John Walsh


Mar. 23, 1922 – Feb. 18, 2016

Loretta O’Mara Walsh, age 93, of River Forest, IL; beloved wife of the late John J. “Coach” Jr.; loving mother of John J. III (Dia), Kevin O. (Maggi), Mary W. (John) McHugh, Loretta M., and Therese W. “Tagger” (William) O’Brien; devoted grandmother of Kieran (Marianne), Briana, and Conall (Andrea) Walsh, Kevin (Kiera), Patrick, Michael (fiancée Claire Mullen), Emmett (fiancée Lisa Gonzalez), and Ryan Walsh, Molly (Bob) Crawford, Bridget, Colleen, and William O’Brien, and the late John McHugh; great-grandmother of 7; dear sister of the late Shirley (the late Alexander) Burke, Elizabeth (the late Edmund) Branand and Anne (the late Robert) Conroy; fond aunt and great-aunt of many. Loretta was a graduate of St. Luke, Trinity and Rosary College, all in River Forest. For over 50 years she along with her late husband were the owners and brokers of P.M. Walsh & Co. in Elmwood Park, IL. Visitation Sunday, February 21st from 3 to 8 p.m. at Drechsler, Brown, & Williams Funeral Home, 203 S. Marion St., Oak Park. Friends and family will meet at St. Vincent Ferrer Church, Lathrop and North Ave., River Forest on Monday for Mass at 10:00 a.m. Interment Queen of Heaven Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Muscular Dystrophy Association ( are appreciated.

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