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Diane Marie Walsh

January 30, 1948 - March 18, 2023

Diane Marie Walsh Obituary

The family of Diane Marie Walsh is heartbroken to announce her passing on March 18, 2023 after a two decade struggle with Parkinsons Disease. Born in Brooklyn on Jan. 30, 1948 to Agnes (Kadavy) and Louis Otto, she spent most of her childhood years growing up in Garden City South on Long Island. She proudly attended The Mary Louis Academy (Class of 66) and then attained her B.S. (Biology) and M.S. (Ed.) degrees from St. Johns University in Queens. In September of 1972, she joined the faculty of Regis High School in Manhattanan institution she cherished and at which she continued working until declining health prompted her retirement in June, 2009. During her 37 year tenure at Regis, she taught Biology, Advanced Biology, Chemistry, and Health Science, was a prominent figure in the implementation of the schools Science Research Program, and acted as Science Department Chair for 15 years. Her primary extracurricular occupation came with the Regis Dramatics Society, within which she served as Costume Director for roughly three decades, and for which she directed and co-directed a handful of productions. At various points in her career, she also moderated a variety of clubs and publications, organized special events, and helped to guide the efforts of the Bookstore & Textbook Staff. Dianes students consistently described her as clear and demanding in her expectations, but fair and kindly in her response to their good faith efforts. Her colleagues appreciated her gentility on the one hand, but her straightforwardness on the other. She carried herself with an equanimity the likes of which is most rare even among other consummate professionals. Within her immediate family, she was openly acknowledged as the most graciously unassuming and selfless spouse imaginable and the kindest, best older sister a sibling could ever have. Predeceased by her parents and her beloved sister, Mary, Diane is survived by Frank, her husband of 45 years; her brothers, Richard and John; her sisters, Eileen, Susanne, and Carolyn; and 9 nieces and nephews. Family & Friends are invited to Cassidy-Flynn Funeral Directors 288 East Main Street Mt. Kisco, NY 10549 on Tuesday March 21, 2023 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm and Wednesday March from 2:00pm to 4:00pm and 6:00pm to 8:00pm for visitation. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated for Diane on Thursday March 23rd 2023 at 10:00am St. Patrick's Church Seven Pound Ridge Road Bedford Village, NY Burial will follow in Oakwood Cemetery 304 Lexington Avenue Mt. Kisco, NY 10549. www.cassidyflynnfuneralhome.com Visitation Tuesday, March 21, 2023 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Cassidy-Flynn Funeral Directors 288 East Main Street Mount Kisco, New York 10549 Visitation Wednesday, March 22, 2023 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Cassidy-Flynn Funeral Directors 288 East Main Street Mount Kisco, New York 10549 Visitation Wednesday, March 22, 2023 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Cassidy-Flynn Funeral Directors 288 East Main Street Mount Kisco, New York 10549 Mass of Christian Burial Thursday, March 23, 2023 10:00 AM St. Patrick's R.C. Church Seven Pound Ridge Road Bedford, Village,, NY 10506 Burial Thursday, March 23, 2023 11:30 AM Oakwood Cemetery 304 Lexington Avenue Mt. Kisco, NY 10549

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The family of Diane Marie Walsh is heartbroken to announce her passing on March 18, 2023 after a two decade struggle with Parkinsons Disease. Born in Brooklyn on Jan. 30, 1948 to Agnes (Kadavy) and Louis Otto, she spent most of her childhood years growing up in Garden City South on Long Island. She proudly attended The Mary Louis Academy (Class of 66) and then attained her B.S. (Biology) and M.S. (Ed.) degrees from St. Johns University in Queens. In September of 1972, she joined the faculty of Regis High School in Manhattanan institution she cherished and at which she continued working until declining health prompted her retirement in June, 2009. During her 37 year tenure at Regis, she taught Biology, Advanced Biology, Chemistry, and Health Science, was a prominent figure in the implementation of the schools Science Research Program, and acted as Science Department Chair for 15 years. Her primary extracurricular occupation came with the Regis Dramatics Society, within which she served as Costume Director for roughly three decades, and for which she directed and co-directed a handful of productions. At various points in her career, she also moderated a variety of clubs and publications, organized special events, and helped to guide the efforts of the Bookstore & Textbook Staff. Dianes students consistently described her as clear and demanding in her expectations, but fair and kindly in her response to their good faith efforts. Her colleagues appreciated her gentility on the one hand, but her straightforwardness on the other. She carried herself with an equanimity the likes of which is most rare even among other consummate professionals. Within her immediate family, she was openly acknowledged as the most graciously unassuming and selfless spouse imaginable and the kindest, best older sister a sibling could ever have. Predeceased by her parents and her beloved sister, Mary, Diane is survived by Frank, her husband of 45 years; her brothers, Richard and John; her sisters, Eileen, Susanne, and Carolyn; and 9 nieces and nephews. Family & Friends are invited to Cassidy-Flynn Funeral Directors 288 East Main Street Mt. Kisco, NY 10549 on Tuesday March 21, 2023 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm and Wednesday March from 2:00pm to 4:00pm and 6:00pm to 8:00pm for visitation. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated for Diane on Thursday March 23rd 2023 at 10:00am St. Patrick's Church Seven Pound Ridge Road Bedford Village, NY Burial will follow in Oakwood Cemetery 304 Lexington Avenue Mt. Kisco, NY 10549. www.cassidyflynnfuneralhome.com Visitation Tuesday, March 21, 2023 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Cassidy-Flynn Funeral Directors 288 East Main Street Mount Kisco, New York 10549 Visitation Wednesday, March 22, 2023 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Cassidy-Flynn Funeral Directors 288 East Main Street Mount Kisco, New York 10549 Visitation Wednesday, March 22, 2023 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Cassidy-Flynn Funeral Directors 288 East Main Street Mount Kisco, New York 10549 Mass of Christian Burial Thursday, March 23, 2023 10:00 AM St. Patrick's R.C. Church Seven Pound Ridge Road Bedford, Village,, NY 10506 Burial Thursday, March 23, 2023 11:30 AM Oakwood Cemetery 304 Lexington Avenue Mt. Kisco, NY 10549

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