Grace M. Walsh

Grace M. Walsh, 90, of Towanda, Pa., formerly of Williamsport, passed away Sunday evening, Feb. 4, 2018, at the Skilled Nursing Unit of Guthrie Memorial Hospital, Towanda.

Grace was born in Dunmore, Pa., on March 13, 1927, the daughter of Edward J. Devine and Mary Higgins Devine.

She was a graduate of Dunmore High School and Marywood University where she received her Bachelor of Science degree in Education. Grace served as a math and chemistry teacher for a year in Narrowsburg, N.Y.

On Dec. 27, 1950, Grace married Robert (Bob) John Walsh at St. Mary of Mount Carmel Catholic Church in Dunmore, Pa. The couple later resided in Emporium, Pa., Fort Wayne, Ind., Dallas, Texas, and Williamsport.

Grace worked for the Liberty Mutual Insurance Company in Williamsport for nearly 20 years until her retirement, and was a member of the Church of St. Ann in Williamsport and Ss. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Towanda. She enjoyed reading and playing bridge and was a devoted fan of Penn State football. Grace loved spending time with her grandchildren — picnicking, mini golfing, and teaching them her favorite games. She was grateful she and Bob were able to travel to so many places; being able to say “I’ve been there” made hearing about it on the news more meaningful.

Grace will be greatly missed by her son and daughter-in-law, Robert E. and Vida Walsh, of Round Rock, Texas; her daughter and son-in-law, Marie D. and Lane D. Seibert, of Towanda, Pa.; her grandchildren, Ken Walsh, his wife Kim, and their daughter Lillian; Scarlett Walsh; Michael Seibert, his wife Laura, and their children, Mary Grace, Lucia, Joseph, Gianna, and Nicholas; Claire Seibert, Susanna Seibert, Theresa Seibert, and Stephen Seibert; and her nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, Grace was predeceased by Bob, her husband of 59 years, on April 27, 2010, and her sister, Marian Coyle, in 2015.

The family will receive friends Friday, February 9, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018, at 1 p.m. at Ss. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Third St., Towanda, Pa. Burial will be in the St. Mary of Mount Carmel Parish Cemetery, Dunmore, Pa.

The family suggests that contributions may be directed to St. Joseph’s Center, 2010 Adams Ave., Scranton, PA 18509 in memory of Grace M. Walsh.

Memories and condolences may be expressed by visiting www.bowenfuneralhomes.com.