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Patricia Ann Welch, 75

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Patricia Ann Welch, 75, of 75 Johnson St. died Monday, Feb. 25, 2013, at her home. Born in North Adams on Nov. 8, 1928, a daughter of Daniel and Gertrude Carleton Donovan, she attended the former St. Joseph's Grammar School and graduated from the former St. Joseph's High School with the class of 1946. She also attended the former Bliss Business College in North Adams. Mrs. Welch was employed at the former Sprague Electric Co. for 50 years. She was a communicant of the former St. Francis of Assisi Church. In her younger years, she was a member of the St. Francis' Youth Choir. She enjoyed walking on the Marginal Way in Ogunquit, Maine. She leaves her husband, Thomas R. Welch, whom she married Aug. 20, 1955, in St. Francis of Assisi Church; a son, Kevin Coakley-Welch and his wife, Mary Coakley-Welch, of Winchester, and nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. She was predeceased by her sister, Gertrude Bushey. FUNERAL NOTICE — Funeral services for Mrs. Welch will take place Friday, Mrch 1, at 10:15 a.m. from Flynn & Dagnoli-Montagna Home for Funerals, Central Chapels, 74 Marshall St., North Adams, followed by a Liturgy of Christian Burial at 11 at St. Elizabeth's Church. Burial will follow in Southview Cemetery. Calling hours will be Thursday, Feb. 28, from 4 to 7 at the funeral home. Memorial donations are suggested for the VNA & Hospice of Northern Berkshire or to St. Elizabeth's Church through the funeral home.
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