“Our visit was prompted by the sudden and stunning loss of our daughter, E. We had no idea what to do or what to expect, but Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home was beyond helpful and understanding. You were so patient with us and let our son run all around the facility. We are grateful for how your group handled everything — so many things we had never thought about. Truly, we were blindsided and we thank you for helping us through these tough days.”
— S. and F.
Melvin R. Walsh
January 14, 1926 - April 07, 2012
Melvin “Mel” Walsh, age 86 of Plainfield, IL at rest April 7, 2012 at his home with his family at his side. Born January 14, 1926 in Oak Park, IL the son of the late George and Kathryn Walsh. Beloved husband of Gloria for 56 years, loving father of Eileen (Timothy) Rico, Geralynn (Gregg Peters) Walsh, Laura (Terence) Canniff and Thomas (Staci) Walsh. Cherished grandfather of Cassie, Katie and Caroline Rico; Jordan and Max Peters, Hannah Canniff, Thea and Matty Walsh; dear brother of Paul (Ruby) Walsh and life long friend of Richard S. Spector. Mel proudly served in the US Marines. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be directed to the We Care Food Pantry, Romeoville, IL or Honor Flight Chicago. (honorflightchicago.org). Family and friends will gather on Friday, April 13, 2012 at 10:00 AM at St. Andrew the Apostle Catholic Church, 505 Kingston Drive, Romeoville, IL 60446 for the Mass of Christian Burial. Inurnment at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, Elwood, IL. Memorial Visitation Thursday, April 12, 2012 from 4:00 – 8:00 PM at Overman-Jones Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 15219 S. Joliet Road, Plainfield, IL 60544