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Dear friend that sad that you left us so fast but you know it was so nice to meet you, as a lawyer you are the best of all and as a friend you are the best in the world, thank you for your help and for your honesty! I will always remember you rest in peac “My dear friend that sad that you left us so fast but you know it was so nice to meet you, as a lawyer you are the best of all and as a friend you are...Read More »
1 of 23 | Posted by: Madai Moran - Everett, MA

“DIOS tenga en su gloria desde cielo ayuda a todos tus clientes AMÉN ”
2 of 23 | Posted by: Segundo. Eugenio Maza. Leon - MA

“R.I.P Abogado Gerald walsh,we will miss you.God Bless all your family . ”
3 of 23 | Posted by: Blanca Landaverde - Framingham, MA

“RIP GerardMy Condolences to your Family and Friends ”
4 of 23 | Posted by: Gina Caruso - Classmate

“Im so very very sorry for your tragic loss my heart goes out to you.My Dad and I spend a good three years with Jay - jay defending our case.He was a...Read More »
5 of 23 | Posted by: EM/JM/DM MCNEILL - Tewksbury, MA

A 26 year friend (JaYvonne) “I met Jay in 1991. My mom was involved in a car accident and he became her attorney. When I met him for the first time, I fell in love. He was my...Read More »
6 of 23 | Posted by: YVONNE (CHICHI) SANGUDI - BURBANK, CA

“My deepest sympathy to Gerald's family and friends. Although I never met Jay, I felt like I knew him. So many times Vicki shared stories about Jay....Read More »
7 of 23 | Posted by: cindy dube - greenland, NH

“I was so very sorry to hear of your passing. I remember my childhood with you on Bowdion Street and Daniels School which you were a very big part of...Read More »
8 of 23 | Posted by: Anita Durgin (Johns) - Woburn, MA

“Jerry and I had some good times as kids especially the concerts we went to. Jerry was liked by everyone. Although I have not seen him in a long...Read More »
9 of 23 | Posted by: Ricky Freni - Revere, MA - friend

“My thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends. I have great childhood memories from our Daniels days thanks to Jay. (Jerry in those days) ”
10 of 23 | Posted by: JoAnn Hamberg - Malden, MA

From 1975  I'm top right. “Rest In Peace Jay. We go waaaayyy back. I'm so glad we got to reconnect over the years Your laugh and smile will be missed May God bless you my...Read More »
11 of 23 | Posted by: Jim Iannuzzi - Winthrop, MA

“Peace, blessings and comfort to your entire family at this sad time. He was SUCH a fun person. I'm sure he is with all of you still.Fondly,Nora ...Read More »
12 of 23 | Posted by: Nora Barry Cavic - Dudley, MA

“We will always remember you jay walsh ”
13 of 23 | Posted by: Yeimy Padilla - Lynn, MA - friend

“Jay that god has it in gis holy glory you Where a good honest and very kínd people my most sense weigh your family for the pain that is...Read More »
14 of 23 | Posted by: Yeimy Padilla - Lynn, MA - friend

“Jay was truly a special, amazing, caring and generous man with a heart of gold. He loved life to the fullest and would do anything for you. We will...Read More »
15 of 23 | Posted by: Diane & Al DePierro, Jr. - Derry, NH

“You were an amazing man. So sweet. So honest and generous. RIP. You helped my family in so many ways. The tragedy that ended your life should have...Read More »
16 of 23 | Posted by: Heidi Villatoro - South Grafton, MA

“Cheryl, my childhood and best friend for life. I am so sorry for the tragic loss of your nephew Jay. I don't have words in me to express enough...Read More »
17 of 23 | Posted by: Diane Clark - Family Friend

“Jay was a wonderful human being with a large heart and the ability to live life to its fullest. He had a Lively spirit that everyone enjoyed! You...Read More »
18 of 23 | Posted by: Liz Naili - Andover, MA

“you were an exceptional person,who made this summer brighter....i still have you in my heart and my memory and that's the best way to keep you "alive...Read More »
19 of 23 | Posted by: KOSTAS VLACHAKIS - ATHENS

“You captured Jay perfectly in the short writing of his very "full life" story. It would take a Novel to tell the hundreds upon hundreds of his antics...Read More »
20 of 23 | Posted by: Anna Scleparis - Charlestown, MA

“Jay was a wonderful human being with a large heart and the ability to live life to its fullest. He had a Lively spirit that everyone enjoyed! You...Read More »
21 of 23 | Posted by: Liz Naili - Andover, MA

“My condolences to the family and friends.God bless you and be with you. ”
22 of 23 | Posted by: Karla Andino - Boston, MA

“Mary and family. Don and I are so very sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers. love, Diane ”
23 of 23 | Posted by: Diane Clark - Family Friend


Gerard "Jay" Walsh passed away tragically from a car accident on May 5, 2018 at the young age of 50. Jay is the beloved son of Mary Walsh and brother of Vicki Scally. He is survived by brother in law, Keith Scally, and nephew Jake, and niece Amanda, who will miss their "Coco" very much. Jay was very loved by his aunts and uncles, Ferne & the late Robert Cerchione, Michael & Linda Cerchione, and Cheryl & Joseph Mayr. He will be missed by cousins, colleagues, and friends.

Jay graduated from Malden High School and Suffolk University. Then pursued his law degree at New England School of Law. Jay was licensed in MA and NY and ran his own practice in Boston, specializing in immigration. He was so proud to help the lives of countless, grateful immigrants.

Although Jay passed away at a young age, he lived a very full life. He traveled the world with different friends and family and loved running into celebrities. Jay was so passionate about all generes of music, but Latin music was his favorite. He loved telling funny stories and pulling pranks on family members. Jay was so enigmatic, making his wonderful energy quite infectious. Everyone loved being with him! Jay has been noted by his many friends to have given them some of the happiest moments of their childhood. Anytime you see the color orange, think of Jay!

Visiting Hours will be held on Thursday, May 17, 2018 from 5:00 - 8:00 PM at the Gately Funeral Home, 79 W. Foster St., Melrose. Interment in Forest Dale Cemetery, Malden on Friday, May 18, 2018 at 11 AM. Relatives & friends are respectfully invited to attend.