Anthony “Spike” S. Walsh – Pawtucket

Anthony “Spike” S. Walsh – Pawtucket

Anthony “Spike” S. Walsh, 79, passed away peacefully on Thursday, April 5, 2018. He was the husband of Theresa (Roy) Johnston. Born in Attleboro, Mass., he was the son of the late Dorothy Long.

Anthony was a United States Army veteran and the proprietor of Friends & Family Janitorial Services for the past 58 years. He was the former proprietor of Spike’s Clamcakes & Chowder and a longtime sponsor of the annual “Pumpkins in the Park” event at Slater Memorial Park, Pawtucket. Spike was a member of the IDIP Club, Pawtucket. He will also be remembered as a local political activist, serving as the founder and chairman of the Concerned Citizens Committee, chairman of Project Pride and the host of the local TV talk show, “Anthony Walsh & Company.”

His funeral with Military Honors will be held on Thursday, April 12, at 9 a.m., from William W. Tripp Funeral Home, 1008 Newport Ave., Pawtucket, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in the Church of St. Leo the Great, 699 Central Ave., Pawtucket. Interment will be private. Visitation will be Wednesday from 4 to 7 p.m. Flowers are respectfully omitted.

Memorial gifts to either Hope Hospice & Palliative Care RI, 1085 North Main St., Providence, RI, 02904, or Operation Stand Down RI, 1010 Hartford Ave., Johnston, RI, 02910, or online at OSDRI.org will be appreciated.

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