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Edward F. Welch

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HOOSICK FALLS, N.Y. -- Edward F. Welch, 80, a resident of River Street, died Wednesday evening, Dec. 29, 2004, at his home following a brief illness.

Ed was born in Bennington, Vt. on Oct. 24, 1924, the son of the late Frank J. and Anastasia (Kiersey) Welch. He was a graduate of Bennington High School, went on to attend the University of Vermont and graduated from the University of California at Los Angeles.

During World War II, Ed served in combat in the European theater of operations as a member of the 26th infantry division, Company B, 328th Regiment. He was wounded during the Battle of the Bulge. He retired from the Army Reserves with the rank of captain.

In earlier years, he worked for the Western Electric Co. in the New York City area. In later years, he worked as a consultant producing training programs for financial institutions.

On July 20, 1977, he married the former Bonnie E. Wilson in Glens Falls. They have resided at their home in Hoosick Falls for the past 27 years. Ed is also survived by his mother-in-law Jean Wilson of Hoosick Falls and several cousins in the Bennington area.

At Ed’s request there will be no calling hours. A memorial service will be held on Sunday, Jan. 2, at 3 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church, Main Street, Hoosick Falls. Friends and family are invited to attend; officiating will be the Rev. David McMillan.

Following cremation, burial will take place in the family lot in Park Lawn Cemetery in Bennington.

Should friends desire, memorial gifts may be made to either the Cheney Library or the First Presbyterian Church of Hoosick Falls, in care of the Hanson-Walbridge Funeral Home, P.O Box 957, Bennington, VT 05201.

For directions or to send condolences to the family of Edward F. Welch, please visit www.sheafuneralhomes.com.
Published in Bennington Banner on Dec. 31, 2004
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