Jonathan J. Walsh


Jonathan J. Walsh, 23, died unexpectedly on Monday, July 5, at his home in Providence, R.I. He was the son of Deborah A. (Mattos) Little of Tisbury and John V. Walsh of Natick.

Born in Wareham, Jonathan attended Wareham schools. A previous resident of Natick, Florida, Utah, and Martha’s Vineyard, he lived in Providence for the past three years.

Jonathan was a kind-hearted and compassionate young man who loved music and spending time with his family. He also enjoyed collecting comic books and playing video games.

Survivors include his mother, Deborah, of Tisbury; his father, John, of Natick; his step-father, William Little, of Tisbury; his brothers and sisters: Alecia Lombard of Providence, R.I., Amanda Lombard of Foxboro, Jessica Walsh of Tisbury, Tessa Collier-Walsh of Calif., and William Little Jr. of Marstons Mills. Also surviving are his maternal grandparents, Joseph and Dorothy Mattos of Wareham.

His funeral was provided by the Chapman, Cole & Gleason Funeral Home, 2599 Cranberry Highway (Rt. 28), Wareham on Saturday, July 10, 2010 at 9 am, and was followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Patrick’s Church, High St., Wareham at 10 am. Interment was in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Wareham.

Donations in his memory may be made to National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), 400 West Cummings Park, Suite 6650, Woburn, MA 01801. For directions and online guestbook visit