Mailing List:2006-09-16 06, Obit, by Marion Whitney Leska Martin
Mailing List Archives > 2006-09-16 06, Obit, by Marion Whitney Leska Martin
From: "Marion" <marion112 -at- sc.rr.com> Subject: [WHITNEY] Obit Date: Sat, 16 Sep 2006 12:09:08 -0400 References: <email@example.com> CORA M. WELCH ROCKLAND......Cora May (Whitney) Welch, 92, a resident of Rockland since 1956, died Tuesday, August 29, 2006 at Penobscot Bay Medical Center in Rockport after a brief illness. Born in Whitinsville, Massachusetts on January 16, 1914, she was the daughter of William E. and Christie (Calderwood) Whitney. She was a 1933 graduate of Rockport High School and attended the Rockland Business School. In 1937, she married Richard C. Welch in Rockport at her parents' home. For many years, Mrs. Welch worked as a seamstress at Van Baalen Corporation. She also worked at the Courier Gazette retiring in 1996 at the age of 82. She was a member of the Ocean View Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star, was a member and delegate for over 25 years of the Amalgamated Garment Workers of America. Mrs. Welch was also the last living member of the Try To Help Club in Rockport. Her family said she was a very accomplished seamstress and also enjoyed knitting and doing crafts. She is survived by a son, Robert A. Welch and his wife, Joanne of Rockport; a daughter, Mary Ann Solletti and her husband, Harold of Dorchester, MA; a sister, Ferne Ely of Jacksonville, Texas; five grandchildren, Karen Young and her husband, Linwood; Michelle Ames and her husband, David; Capt. Brian Solletti and his wife Yanna; Bethany Lyons and her husband, Kevin; and Donald Welch; 7 great-grandchildren, Lindsey Young; Joshua Young; Robert Ames; Michael Ames; Matthew Solletti; Bryanna Solletti; Molly Ann Cora Lyons; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Richard C. Welch who died in 1980; a son, David E. Welch who died in 1968; a brother, Austin C. Whitney and a sister, Marion Whitney. A graveside service will held 1PM, Saturday, September 16, 2006 at Oak Hill Cemetery in Camden. There will be a reception immediately following the service at John Street United Methodist Church, 98 John Street, Camden. The family suggests memorial donations be made in her memory to Meals On Wheels, 46 Summer Street, Rockland, Maine 04841 or the Coastal Workshop, P.O. Box 637, Camden, Maine 04843. Arrangements are with the Laite Funeral Home, 9 Mountain Street, Camden.
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