Sara Ann Walsh, a resident of Norwalk and a former 37-year resident of Darien, died Sunday, Dec. 12, at Bridgeport Hospital. She was 78.

Born March 28, 1932, in New York City, she was the daughter of the late John Ray and Sara Ann Donnegan Maust. Mrs. Walsh was a graduate of Albertus Magnus College. She was a parishioner of St. John R.C. Church, Darien, a member of the Country Club of Darien, the Yale Club, Women's Westchester Fairfield Golf Association and Cosmos in Washington, D.C.

Survivors include her husband, Dr. Thomas J. Walsh of Norwalk; four children, Thomas R. Walsh of High Point, N.C., Sara Ann Walsh of Norwalk, Mary Kelly Parkhurst of Darien, Kathleen Megan Walsh of Wilton; five grandchildren; and one sister, Joan McCartney of Pelham Manor, N.Y.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. John R.C. Church, 1986 Post Road, Darien on Friday, Dec. 17, at 10 a.m. Burial will follow at Kensico Cemetery in Valhalla, N.Y.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 2075 Silas Deane Highway, Suite 100, Rocky Hill, CT 06067.

Edward Lawrence Funeral Home is charged with the arrangements.