Cindy L. Walsh, 64, died Nov. 26 after a courageous year-long battle with GI cancer. Daughter of the late Paul E. Murphy and late Nancy (Jennings) Murphy of Needham, Cindy is predeceased by her dear husband, Brian J. Walsh of Hopkinton. She leaves behind her daughters, Kirstin Click and husband David of Upton, Kelly Burke and husband Michael of Needham, and Kara Francis and husband Zac of Adelaide, Australia; and her five beloved grandchildren, Brian, Esme, Evie, Lila and Liv. She also leaves behind her brother, Paul. E. Murphy Jr. and wife Karin Murphy of Chester, New Hampshire, and many brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews.
Cindy was a graduate of Needham High School, Class of 1976, and spent time in the Army as a dental assistant. After raising her girls, Cindy continued her career as a dental assistant for 23 years, working in Ashland for Dr. Rosenthal, Dr. Rubin and Dr. Silva, who along with her co-workers she considered her second family. What Cindy cherished most in life was being a Mimi to her grandbabies.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks for donations to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and extends their gratitude to Dr. Peter Enzinger and nurse practitioner Michael Casey in addition to her larger care team.
A funeral mass will be held Tuesday, Dec. 6, at 10 a.m. at St. John the Evangelist Parish, 20 Church Street, Hopkinton, followed by a burial at Mt. Auburn Cemetery, Hopkinton. Visiting hours will be held Monday, Dec. 5, from 4-7 p.m. in the Matarese Funeral Home of Ashland.
Obituaries are submissions, typically from funeral homes, that are not subject to the same level of editorial oversight as the rest of the Hopkinton Independent. Obituaries may be edited for grammatical and factual mistakes and clarifications and shortened for space considerations.