Feminist Psychologist Mary Roth Walsh Dies at 58

Feminist psychologist Mary Roth Walsh was found dead with her husband, Francis, in their Arlington, Massachusetts home. A neighbor had called police to check on the couple after she noticed the Walsh’s garage light left on, and mail piling up. The police entered the house and discovered the couple, both University of Massachusetts professors, dead from carbon-monoxide poisoning. Authorities are still searching for the cause.

The late Mary Roth Walsh was known for her leadership in the field of feminist psychology. Walsh had also written several books, including, The Psychology of Women: Ongoing Debates and Doctors Wanted: No Women Need Apply: Sexual Barriers in the Medical Profession.

Christine McKenna, spokeswoman for the University of Massachusetts in Lowell said, “We are stunned over the deaths of these two fine professors …. They worked here for many years and will be missed by colleagues and students.”


Boston Globe - February 9, 1998

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