Former Lynn City Councilor-at-Large Deborah Smith Walsh (Spenser R. Hasak)

Former Lynn councilor, Health Center advocate Deborah Smith Walsh dead at 72

LYNN — Former City Councilor at-large Deborah Smith Walsh is being remembered by family and friends as a passionate fighter for people who needed a voice. 

Walsh, 72, died Friday night at Kaplan Family Hospice in Danvers following a five-and-a-half-year battle with cancer, said her brother, former state Rep. James E. Smith. 

"She was an incredible warrior. She battled back several times," Smith said.

Walsh, wife of John Coleman Walsh and mother of former state Rep. Steven M. Walsh, Marissa W…

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