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Gordon C. Welch

1929 - 2015 Gordon Cargill Welch passed away on October 28, 2015 surrounded by loving family after a short illness. Gordon was born on June 18, 1929 to his late parents Frank and Alice (Cargill) Welch of Island Pond, VT. He graduated from Brighton High School in Island Pond, VT in 1946. Gordon married his loving wife of 60 years, Marjorie Driver, on September 10th, 1955. Together in their loving home they raised three children. Gordon was employed at First National Stores for 33 years. For the next 10 years he worked at Brandon training school and finally retired from the Vermont Veterans Home. Gordon was an active member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows and became a member of Lodge #13 in Island Pond, VT. For the Odd Fellows, he served as district Deputy Grand-master and Grand Chair for Christian Education. Gordon later taught Sunday school for many years at the Second Congregational Church in Bennington, VT and was on the board of trustees and served as a deacon. For the last 34 years Gordon was a member of the Mt. Moriah Lodge #96 F&AM in East Wallingford, VT. During retirement Gordon enjoyed his family, gardening, listening to Red Sox games and playing cards. Gordon is survived by his wife, Marjorie Welch of Rutland; two sons, Dean Welch and his wife, Sandra of Bennington, and Donald Welch and his wife, Susan of Arlington; a daughter, Debora Buck and her husband, Allen of Underhill; grandchildren, David Welch, Ashley Welch, Adam Welch, Andrew Welch and wife, Lorianne, Amber Welch, Jessica Buck and her fiance, Jonathan Cullen and Benjamin Buck; and a great- grandson, Kavern Wilcox. A sister, Georgia Hatch preceded Gordon in death. SERVICES: There will be a service in Gordon's memory on Saturday, October 31st at 1 p.m. in Tossing Funeral home in Rutland, VT. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions in Gordon's name may be made to Bridges and Beyond, 160 Allen Street, Rutland, VT 05701.
Published in Bennington Banner on Oct. 30, 2015
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