APOPKA - George "Papa" Walsh passed away suddenly January 5th, 2015, in Apopka, Florida. He was born January 31, 1939 in Millinocket, Me., and educated in local schools.
He worked for Great Northern Paper Co. and retired in 1995, after 40 years of service. In his "retirement years", he went to work at Paul's Pastry Shoppe with his daughter Kelly and son-in-law Paul, in Derry, NH. Returning to Maine, he then worked in various forms of employment in the Bangor area. His hobby was working. He fully retired in 2012 at the age of 73.
George was a very proud man and taking care of his family was his mission in life. He loved his girls and his grandchildren unconditionally. He was an avid New England sports fan and an arm chair coach for the Boston Celtics, his all-time favorite.
He will be greatly missed and will be remembered as a loyal and dedicated husband father, papa and friend. He is survived by his loving wife Isabelle (Thompson) Walsh. His girls Karen Bunker and partner Shawn, Kelly Trocki and her husband Paul, and Jean Walsh. His siblings Lois York, Anna McDunnah, Frank Walsh, and Joey Stratton. Five grandchildren who were so special to him, Jeffrey, Andrew and Timothy Eaton, Tiana and Jacob Adams, and Hunter McLaughlin. One great-granddaughter Mia Isabelle Adams and one great-grandson arriving in April, Jacob Adams, Jr.
He was predeceased by his parents and his sister Beverly King and godson and special friend Richard Stratton.
"You toiled so hard for those you loved.
You said goodbye to none,
your spirit flew before we knew,
your work on earth was done.
We miss you now, our hearts are sore,
as time goes by we miss you more.
Your loving smile, your gentle face:
no one can fill your vacant place.
Your life was love and labor.
Your love for your family true.
You did the best for all of us.
We will always remember you."
Services will be on his birthday January 31st, in Apopka Florida.