Patrick George Walsh, Jr. passed away peacefully on May 22, 2023, at the age of 72. He was a native of Pearl River, La and a resident of Gonzales, La. Pat was a Navy Veteran and served in the Vietnam War. He was a captain for Baton Rouge City Police Department and retired after 32 years. Pat enjoyed being outdoors and kept himself busy with gardening, raising chickens, bird watching, bee keeping, and spending time with his dog, Alex. Pat loved traveling the country on his Harley motorcycle, and even made it all the way to Alaska. He will be missed by many, especially his story telling and life lessons. A special thanks to Don Robert (AKA Mr. Rowbear) and Richard Attuso (AKA Mr. Wilson) for all they have done for Pat over the years.
Pat is preceded in death by his father, Patrick George Walsh, Sr., mother, Catherine Walsh, and sister, Karen Walsh. He is survived by his wife, Mary Wynn Walsh, children, Patrick Adam Walsh (Mandi) and Roxanne Hotchkiss (Don), grandchildren Lily, Lucy, Sadie, Griffin and Lachlan, siblings, Bill Walsh (Shelia), Kathleen Richardson (Paul), and Kathryn Walsh, and niece, Heather Walsh.
A Celebration of Life will be held at his home surrounded by his flowers on June 10 at 3 p.m. (open house style). Pat will be laid to rest at the Veterans Cemetery in Biloxi, Ms. In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made in Pat’s memory to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.