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Allison J. Walsh-Sartini

April 8, 1964 — May 5, 2024

Littleton, Massachusetts

Allison Jean Walsh-Sartini passed away on May 5, 2024, with her husband at her side, after a long battle with cancer.

Allison was born on April 8, 1964. She grew up in Schenectady, NY and graduated from Catholic High School in 1982. She then graduated from Stonehill College in Easton, MA in 1986. After college, she worked for many years at Fidelity Investments in Boston, MA. She then took off to start a family before pursuing her advanced degrees at Harvard University (M.A., 2007) and Lesley University (M.Ed. 2012). Upon getting her Masters of Education, Allison began her teaching career at Fitchburg McKay Arts Academy followed by Blanchard Middle School in Westford, MA, where she taught both seventh grade English and Social Studies. She absolutely loved being a teacher, her colleagues, and students.

Allison is survived by her beloved and cherished husband Tom of nearly 29 years; her beloved sons, John (“Jack”), age 24 and Colin, age 21; her mother, Dorothy Walsh; her sisters and brothers, Laura Walsh Greer (Paul), Jennifer Harold (John), Christopher Walsh, Matthew Walsh, Mary Walsh Pacifico (Anthony), her mother and father-in-law, M. Constance Sartini and Thomas E. Sartini, Jr., her sister and brother-in-law, Cindy and Chris McAuley. She also leaves behind her niece Sarah and nephews Sean and Brendan Harold and Aiden and Ian Pacifico. Allison was preceded in death by her father, Edward Walsh.

From a young age, Allison felt a deep connection with God and was very spiritual and faith driven as a Catholic. It was not rare for her to look up to God after every school day and ask: “Was it a good day today?” She did not ever want a wasted day for her students. Allison was an incredibly kind person. She was a happy person with a sincere and infectious smile. She cherished her time with her husband, family and friends. She is thankful for the Stonehill Girls, as she considered them her second family.

Allison was an avid reader, loved the beach, going out to dinner, museums, weekends away, plays and musicals, working on her flower boxes, walking her dog, and being with friends and family. She loved her dog, Reilly, an Irish Setter of course, and is thankful for her companionship and loyalty and for hanging in there with her during her hardest times.

Family and friends will gather for a period of visitation on Thursday, May 9, 2024 from 4:00-7:00 P.M. at the Badger Funeral Home, 347 King Street, Littleton, MA. The funeral Mass will be on Friday, May 10, 2024 at 10:00 A.M. at St. Catherine’s Church, 107 North Main Street, Westford, MA.

Flowers may be sent to the Badger Funeral Home. 

Donations in Allison’s name should be made to the Virginia Thurston Healing Garden, Harvard, MA., or to St. Judes Children’s Research Hospital , which are two organizations that Allison felt very strongly about.

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