Edith A. ‘Edie’ (Wood) Welch

February 1, 2015

Edith A. ‘Edie’ (Wood) Welch

EDITH A. “EDIE” (WOOD) WELCH – of Woburn, Sunday, February 1st. Beloved wife of the late Arthur E. “Archie” Welch. Devoted mother of Susan E. Welch of Woburn, Donna M. Lee and her husband Thomas of NH, Thomas A. Welch of Barnstable, Robert S. Welch and his wife Maureen of AZ, David B. Welch and his wife Natalia of NH, and Arthur E. Welch Jr. and his wife Debbie of Burlington. Dear sister of James “Jerry” Wood and his late wife Kathy of Wayland, Frank Wood of Cape Cod, and the late Leslie, Frederick, Charles, and Margaret Wood. Cherished grandmother of Larry Tibbetts, Leanne Kolodko, Alicia Paolillo, Michelle Sousa, Jessica Huls, Jacquelyn and Jessica Lee, and Brittney, Robert, Jr., Aislyn, A.J., and Dillyn Welch, and great-grandmother of seven. Also lovingly survived by many nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend a Funeral Mass in St. Barbara’s Church, 138 Cambridge Road, Woburn on Friday, February 6th at 10 a.m. Interment in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Calling hours will be held in Graham Funeral Home, 3 Arlington Road, Woburn on Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. Remembrances may be made in Edie’s memory to the Sawtelle Family Hospice House, c/o Development Office, VNA of Middlesex East, 607 North Avenue, Suite 17, Wakefield, MA 01880. Professional services are under the direction of the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home.

OBITUARY:

Edith Ann (Wood) Welch passed away Sunday February 1st at the Sawtelle Family Hospice House in Reading. The beloved wife of the late Arthur E. Welch, she was eighty-one years of age.

Born in Garrett Hill, PA, she was the daughter of the late Leslie D. and Margaret (Buckley) Wood. They remained in PA for a couple of years and then to Somerville where they took up residence. Raised in Somerville, she was a graduate of Somerville High School. Her longtime friend Archie, with whom she grew up, became the true love of her life and they married in 1959. They brought six children into the world and remained extremely busy! The family all enjoyed camping, fishing, hiking and swimming. Off they would venture to White Mts., Rhode Island, Vermont and in later years they would take their trailer, which slept eight, on all their journeys – family fun at it best. They all celebrated in each other’s achievements and successes, of which there were many!

A very devoted woman, Edith was a woman of great faith. She began working at St. Barbara’s and St. Mary’s in Winchester, as both cook and cleaner. Then as time went on she added the Immaculate Conception Church to her list. She remained doing all these churches for over twenty-five years, dedication above and beyond.

Family was always first. Edith was a very warm, genuine, caring, hard working lady. Great faith, lots of love and adventures shared amongst her family, and truly a life well lived by Edith, is certainly a legacy that will be cherished.

Edie was sadly predeceased by her husband, Arthur E. “Archie” Welch; her siblings, Leslie, Frederick, Charles, and Margaret Wood; and her sister-in-law, Kathy Wood.

She is lovingly survived by her children, Susan E. Welch of Woburn, Donna M. Lee and her husband Thomas of NH, Thomas A. Welch of Barnstable, Robert S. Welch and his wife Maureen of AZ, David B. Welch and his wife Natalia of NH, and Arthur E. Welch Jr. and his wife Debbie of Burlington; her brothers, James “Jerry” Wood of Wayland and Frank Wood of Cape Cod; her grandchildren, Larry Tibbetts, Leanne Kolodko, Alicia Paolillo, Michelle Sousa, Jessica Huls, Jacquelyn and Jessica Lee, and Brittney, Robert, Jr., Aislyn, A.J., and Dillyn Welch; and seven great-grandchildren; as well as many nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend a Funeral Mass in St. Barbara’s Church, 138 Cambridge Road, Woburn on Friday, February 6th at 10 a.m. Interment in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Calling hours will be held in Graham Funeral Home, 3 Arlington Road, Woburn on Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. Remembrances may be made in Edie’s memory to the Sawtelle Family Hospice House, c/o Development Office, VNA of Middlesex East, 607 North Avenue, Suite 17, Wakefield, MA 01880. Professional services are under the direction of the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home.

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  1. Artie and family,

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. The ones we love are never gone but live within our hearts. May you know peace and comfort.

    God bless,

    Charlie Culhane

  2. All Donna’s clients and friends at Passport Pilates Studios are thinking of her and her family during this sad time. Our sincerest sympathies and biggest hugs are being sent.

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