Marsha A. (Coressel) Walaska


Marsha A. (Coressel) Walaska, 73, died Friday, October 11, 2019. She was the wife of the late Senator William A. Walaska.

She was the daughter of the late Peter and Alice (Sarachick) Coressel. Marsha was formerly employed as a customer service representative at AT&T. She also managed campaign finances for her husband’s 22-year political career.

She was the beloved mother of Leslie A. Baxter (Robert), Anne Marie DeMello and William A. Walaska Jr. (Christine); loving grandmother of Robert III and Katherine Baxter, Grace, Daniel, and Julia DeMello, William A. III and Ethan Walaska and Michael George. She is predeceased by her sisters, Alice Allan and Patricia Goffinet.

Her funeral will be held Friday, October 18, at 9 a.m. from Thomas & Walter Quinn Funeral Home, 2435 Warwick Ave., Warwick, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Kevin Church, Sandy Lane. Burial in St. Ann Cemetery, Cranston. Visiting hours are Thursday, Oct. 17 from 5-8 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to St. Kevin School, 39 Cathedral Road, Warwick, RI 02889 would be appreciated. For information and condolences visit


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