Posted June 8, 2006

Lucretia G. Walsh

Lucretia Gould Walsh, who summered at a cottage overlooking Oak Bluffs Harbor, died on May 26 in Altamonte Springs, Fla. Cre, as she was known, was 76.

Cre was predeceased by her husband of 46 years, Albert J. Walsh, who died in 1996. Al and Cre were long-time residents of Huntington Beach and Pasadena, Calif.

Cre was also predeceased by her mother, Amy Neeley Gould, and her six siblings: George, Nancy, Lidorra, Edwin, Bradford, and Elizabeth. The Gould family has spent summers on the Vineyard for almost 100 years. When not on the Vineyard, Cre's mother lived in Worcester.

An avid swimmer, Cre won a diving medal in the under-14 category at the East Chop Beach Club in 1936. She attended the Northfield School and Simmons College.

Cre is survived by two daughters, Holiday and Heather Walsh of central Florida and one son, Bruce Walsh of Rhode Island. Cre's children will respect her wishes to have her ashes join those of her husband's off the coast of northern Kauai.

She also is survived by her nieces: Elisa Parks Natichioni, formerly of Hines Point, and Dorothy Gould and Louisa Gould, full-time residents of Martha's Vineyard. Cre's eldest brother, George Henry Gould, died this April in Falmouth at the age of 85.

Donations in Lucretia's memory can be sent to: Northfield Mount Herman School, Scholarship Gifts, Revell Hall, 206 Main Street, Northfield, MA 01360-9989.

Shirley A. Jardin

Shirley A. Jardin of Vineyard Haven died on May 31 at Falmouth Hospital. She was the widow of Antone Jardin. A service for Shirley will be held in August at a date and time to be announced. Arrangements are under the care of Chapman, Cole & Gleason Funeral Home, Oak Bluffs. Visit for online guest book and more information. A complete obituary will follow in a future edition of The Times.