Obituary: Edward F. Walsh Jr.

Edward F. Walsh Jr.

PORTLAND – Edward “Eddie” Walsh missing his struggle with addiction on Oct. 20, 2021. His courage to facial area his disorder with an open and sincere mind assisted him achieve quite a few intervals of sobriety in the course of the yrs. He never gave up, even when facing setbacks. Inspite of the tremendous help from family members, good friends, and the restoration neighborhood, this impressive illness in the long run took his life.Eddie was born on Jan. 1, 1993 in Portland. Expanding up with two more mature sisters, Eddie was quick to assume his job as “entertainer” and introduced infinite hrs of pleasure and laughter to his spouse and children. Eddie’s really like for animals started off at an early age. He was identified to exhibit up at a neighbor’s doorstep with a snake in each individual hand, spend countless hrs at the “frog pond” and could be located catching bumblebees and other bugs in the entrance yard. He thought of himself a “dog whisperer” and quickly related with just about every pet he met. Eddie’s enjoy for travel commenced with annual family members holidays to Disney Globe, visits to his grandparents’ condo in Florida and holidays in the Caribbean, Costa Rica, and Mexico. His passion for vacation ongoing into his adulthood with his impromptu journey to France to check out a good buddy, solo expedition to Iceland and his examine abroad in Brazil. Eddie manufactured pals at each individual prevent alongside the way with his speedy wit and simple appeal.Eddie graduated from Portland Substantial University and obtained his bachelor’s degree in Conversation with a minimal in Advertising and marketing from the College of Southern Maine. He cast many bonds of friendship in his early higher university decades and relished playing baseball, soccer and lacrosse. Eddie’s magnetic identity, compassion, eagerness to aid others, and non-judgmental mindset designed him a loyal good friend. Just one close buddy explained Eddie ideal, “He manufactured most people come to feel like somebody.” These traits aided him make sturdy connections in the recovery local community. He was generally willing to lend an ear and a assisting hand.In excess of the previous few several years, Eddie worked in the behavioral health field at various places. His get the job done with young children with bodily and mental well being worries was complicated but constantly gratifying. Encouraging his clients fulfill even the smallest objectives introduced him good joy.Eddie’s brief but impactful everyday living ended much way too quickly. Dependancy is a cruel disorder, does not discriminate, and continues to rob us of our beloved types. Eddie would not want his passing to be a statistic but a reminder to share his memory and to assistance individuals battling with addiction. Let us all just take a take note from Eddie: Put your judgments aside, be supportive, empathetic, and open your heart to many others. “Be form, for all people you meet is combating a battle you know absolutely nothing about.” – Wendy Mass Eddie is survived by his mothers and fathers Edward and Karen Walsh of Portland his sister, Kelly Walsh of Portland sister, Kristen and her spouse Colin Minte and their daughter Evie and son Killian of Portland grandmother, Margaret Mathews of Portland girlfriend, Samantha Topchik of Portland and his many loving aunts, uncles cousins and many mates.He is predeceased by his grandparents Coleman and Donata Walsh and grandfather, Everett “Bob” Mathews.Viewing hrs are 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 27 at Jones, Prosperous and Barnes Funeral Residence, 199 Woodford St, Portland. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, 307 Congress St., Portland on Thursday, Oct. 28 at 10 a.m. In an effort and hard work to hold everybody nutritious and secure, you should wear a mask if you have not been COVID-vaccinated. You could share your recollections and condolences at In lieu of flowers, the family asks you to be sure to donate in Eddie’s memory to:The Household RestoredP.O. Box 10116Portland, ME

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