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Welch, Margaret W.

Welch, Margaret

Margaret Walton (Bain) Welch, a longtime resident of Norwood, died Saturday, March 28, 2015 at her home in Norwood.   She was 95.  Margaret, known as “Ma Welch” to her friends and family, was born May 16, 1919 in Lynn, Massachusetts, the last surviving of the 11 children of George and Jane (Ferris) Bain, immigrants from Scotland.  In her younger years she worked as an assembler at Boston Envelope Company in Dedham.  Ma was the foster mother to 17 children for the Home for Little Wanderers; taught Sunday School at the First Baptist Church of Westwood, was a member of the Westwood Grange; served as a chaperone for the Norwood Drum Corps; and was a member of the Ladies Auxilliary,  Chapter 9 of the DAV in Norwood.  Margaret was the wife of the late Joseph Michael “Bub” Welch, and the mother of Martha Welch of Norwood, Ellen M. Welch of Norwood, and the late William J. Welch.  She was the sister of the late Allan, Andrew, George, William, and Thomas Bain, Martha Gotham, Annie Henderson, Grace Wagner, Jane Delano, and Lillian Bain.  She is also survived by her stepbrother, Edward Gotham, of Florida.  Visiting hours will be held Tuesday, March 31st from 4 to 8 PM at the May Funeral Home, 85 Nichols Street, Norwood.  Relatives and friends are invited to attend her funeral Wednesday at 11 AM at the Funeral Home followed by burial in Highland Cemetery, Norwood

Guestbook Entries

  1. Martha & ellen Welch
    March 29th, 2015 | 11:06 pm

    We are missing our loving, caring, precious Mom today. She raised us by herself and we did our best to make her proud. She had the biggest heart and shared it with everyone she met. She leaves behind many loving nieces, nephews, and many surrogate “kids” and grandchildren. She has gone on to be with my dad and heaven has now gotten a very special angel. We will love you forever momma.

  2. Robin & Rick DiFlamines
    March 30th, 2015 | 8:44 am

    Martha and Ellie

    The loss of ones mother is unbearable(I know, but the memories you have are sweet. She will always be with you both forever in your hearts. May her soul rest blissfully in the Gardens of Heaven. Love to you both.

  3. Paul Spada
    March 30th, 2015 | 12:11 pm

    Diana and I(Paul) send our deepest sympathies. Ma was one of a kind. She was truly one of the good one’s and Heaven has another angel.

  4. Bill Rafuse
    March 30th, 2015 | 5:39 pm

    Auntie Margaret was a part of my life ever since I can remember and will be a part of my heart as long as I live. I can’t wait to join her in that place prepared for us by our loving Lord and hear her say welcome home Willy Willy Lump Lump.

  5. Marsha Clouse
    March 30th, 2015 | 5:41 pm

    Wayne & I just want you to know that although we are not there physically we there in thought & prayer.
    We know that Auntie is now pain free and happy in the presence of God.
    We love you both

  6. Kathleen Shannon
    March 30th, 2015 | 5:50 pm

    Dear Martha and Ellie,
    My thoughts and prayers are with you both. Ma was a wonderful woman and she raised two wonderful daughters. You have both been so devoted to her through the years and will always have your memories to reflect back on. May Ma now enjoy her eternal life with your Dad and brother and be the angel watching over you both. Love you both. Hugs

  7. Lisa Parrinello ( Cahill )
    March 30th, 2015 | 8:28 pm

    My thoughts and Prayers are with you both at this very difficult time. I feel so blessed to have known Ma Welch and to have been one of the many kids she watch on JD. May you RIP Ma Welch

  8. Laurie Ann
    March 30th, 2015 | 10:45 pm

    Martha and Ellen.
    We were so sorry to hear about Aunt Martha’s passing. I know she has been so ill in the last few years and that you both took such good care of her. There is no love more giving than a Mom’s here on Earth.. and Aunt Martha loved all she knew and will be missed by all who knew her. May she rest in peace along with your Dad and family members who have gone on her before her. May you both know that she is with our Lord and is at peace with him in Heaven. She is not longer sick or in pain. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Love Always Laurie Ann and Bob Gohl

  9. Ann Tennis
    March 31st, 2015 | 10:08 am

    Ellen and Martha,
    You are right that Heaven received another angel and you both really did your Mother proud…..Two wonderful daughters that looked over and after their Mom….. Every time you look around the house, you will see Mom and feel her presence….Next time you have a cup of coffee in the kitchen, Mom will be sitting in her our chair enjoying you both….xxoo

  10. Anne-Marie & Richard Williams
    March 31st, 2015 | 1:57 pm

    Martha and Ellen,
    No matter how much we tell ourselves we are prepared for their passing, we never really get over the loss of our Mother. Your Dad and our heavenly Father needed her with them. They are all together watching over you both. May peace and love be with you both.

  11. John Kinder
    March 31st, 2015 | 4:12 pm

    Martha and Ellen, I’m so sorry for your loss. Your mom was an angel here on earth. She loved everyone so deeply and never turned anyone in need away. She was Ma to so many of us. I wish I could be there but, my heart and soul are there with you…

    March 31st, 2015 | 6:06 pm

    Martha and Ellie, my heart goes out to you both for your loss, your mum was a great lady and I enjoyed her company when ever I was with her. It sounds like she had a wonderful life. A very compassionate heart , and gave her self with open arms to a lot of people. Sounds like a mom that I would have love to have had. I will truly miss her. Lots of love and many hugs …. Liz

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