SalemNews.com, Salem, MA

September 16, 2013

Brendan Jeffery Walsh, 30


Ipswich — Brendan Jeffery “Egg” Walsh, beloved son, brother, uncle and musician, passed unexpectedly at home on Thursday, September 12, 2013. Brendan was born on November the 23, 1982, to Jeffery and Christine Walsh in Ipswich, Mass. He was the fifth and shyest child in what would eventually become a family of 13.

In life, Brendan was known for his sensitive and artistic nature. He was a philosopher of the wilderness and a Christian in the tradition of the Desert Fathers. His curiosity led him over countless trails throughout the White Mountain Range – a region that would become sacred to him for the inspiration it granted and the ways in which it reinforced his faith.

Above all else, the purest expression of Brendan’s spirit could be found within the music he composed. His songs, both haunting and beautiful, were a reflection of a “life lived with one foot on the other side.” Brendan enjoyed taking his nephews on outings through the forest, where he would enchant them with tales from Irish mythology; stories, that is his own childlike wonder, he never fully gave up believing in himself.

Brendan was a self-taught, blue collar worker, who loved sharing his insights about literature and American southern rock music over a Harpoon ale.

He will be dearly missed for his sense of humor, his songs, his love of family, and the generosity he showed to all of those fortunate enough to have known him.

Brendan is survived by his parents, Jeff Walsh and Christine Gibbs; his grandmothers, Jean Walsh and Jean Dauer; his siblings, Matthew, Katie, Rebecca, Emily, Joshua, Isaiah, Josia, Jesse, and Fianna Walsh; his nephews, Ethan, Elijah and Isaac Walsh, and Parker and Colby Page; his nieces, Rowan Walsh and Andi Anderson; and the spouses of his siblings, Heather Walsh, Eliot Page and Blake Anderson.

"Then as it was, then again it will be

Though the course may change sometimes

Rivers always reach the sea."

- Zeppelin

ARRANGEMENTS: Services and burial will be private in the Cowles Memorial Cemetery, 29 Town Farm Road, Ipswich. There will be no visiting hours. Arrangements are by the Morris Funeral Home of Ipswich. To send a condolence to Brendan’s family, please go to www.MorrisFH.com.

In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully asks that a donation be made to New Brothers Fellowship at www.NewBrothers.org.