Carol A. Walsh, of Chicago, IL was born on June 18, 1946 and passed away peacefully in her home on June 3, 2022. She was a loving mother to daughter Alicia (Jason) Peshel-Schoenbeck and adopted son Michael (Audrey) Peshel. One of her truest joys in life was being Nana to her grandchildren - Michael, Mia, Maeve and Vincent. She is also survived by her sister Jan (Jim) Walch-Pflieger. Carol is predeceased by her parents Albert and Luci (Maulucci) Walch and her forever love and soulmate Charlie Coco.
Carol loved her family and friends deeply and was always involved in their life. She enthusiastically supported their accomplishments and dreams and was there to help pick up the pieces when life wasn’t always kind to anyone.
Chicago was Carols “Kind of Town” and she loved every inch of this “toddlin town” She worked hard her entire life but she also played hard as well. Carol loved life to the fullest, before it was even a catch phrase – heck, she probably invited the phrase! She was silly, smart, practical, savvy, compassionate, giving, loyal, independent, creative, artistic, but most of all she was loving. Carol worked with numbers her entire life and was brilliant at it, to which her family often came to her for advice. Although nobody needed to beg Carol for advice – she freely gave it whether you wanted it or not. Especially to Alicia, Michael and Jan. And if you went to her with a question, she’d give you an answer true or not – she was quick about that, but said spoke so convincingly that you’d walk away believing her. Carol was a prankster and pulled a few doozies on people.
Stricken with breast cancer at the age of 50, she went through some rough medical treatments with grace, dignity and style – she loved her “wigs”. But instead of wallowing in self-pity she decided to become a volunteer for Y-Me National Breast Cancer Organization and was a phone support for thousands of women calling upon being diagnoses. Her calm demeanor and knowledge gave countless women reassurance and peace. She has left a huge hole in the hearts of her family and friends and she will be missed beyond what words could describe.