Memorials of Connecticut Judges and Attorneys
As Printed in the Connecticut Reports
volume 239, page(s) 964-965


The Honorable John F. Walsh died on September 23, 1996, at the age of sixty-six. He was remembered by colleagues as a man who was well liked and respected, and who ran his courtroom in a firm but fair manner.

Judge Walsh received his B.S. in 1953 from Niagara University in New York, and after serving in the United States Marine Corps, he received his J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center in 1958. Following his admission to the Connecticut bar, Judge Walsh was engaged in the private practice of law, until his appointment as a judge of the Superior Court in 1983.

Judge Walsh was active in numerous civic and community activities in his hometown of New Britain and in East Lyme, where he relocated in 1982. His civic activities included: the parish council of St. Maurice Church, New Britain, where he was president from 1977 through 1978; the New Britain redevelopment commission; the board of directors of Interfaith Housing, on which he served as general counsel, vice president and president; the New Britain Memorial Hospital board of directors; the Connecticut. board of parole; and the East Lyme High School advisory council and booster club.

Judge Walsh was married to the former Ann Shine and was the father of four sons.