COUDERSPORT - Constance J. "Connie" Welsh, 71, a longtime resident of Coudersport, passed away at home with her loving family at her side on Sunday (July 28, 2013) after a short illness.
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Born Sept. 21, 1941, in Denver, Colo., she was a daughter of Harvey C. Zimmett and June Pearl Keefer Prindle Chastain. On May 15, 1990, in Coudersport, she married John W. Welsh, who survives.
Connie was a graduate of Coudersport High School. She was employed as a dietary aide for over 25 years at Charles Cole Memorial Hospital, Coudersport.
She loved to read, play on her computer, go to the casino in Salamanca, and play scratch-off tickets.
Surviving besides her husband are a daughter, June P. (Ron) Wiley of Port Allegany; a son, Henry C. Watson of Sweden Valley; two stepsons, Willy W. (Valerie) Welsh of Omar and Bryan M. (Theresa) Welsh of Coudersport; 11 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Stanley (Denise) Prindle of Rochester, N.Y., and Dale Prindle in Florida; a sister, Georgia (Art) Lemming in Florida; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her mother, Connie was predeceased by a daughter, Jane Watson; and two brothers, Larry Prindle and Randy Prindle.
At Connie's request, there will be no public visitation. A gathering of friends and family to remember Connie will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. on Aug. 12 at Watson's Garage, 101 Robin Lane, Coudersport, with Mr. Steve Watson officiating. Burial will be in Eulalia Cemetery, Coudersport.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Patterson Cancer Center, 1001 East Second Street, Coudersport, PA 16915 or to Charles Cole Memorial Hospital, 1001 East Second Street, Coudersport, PA 16915.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse.
To express condolences or share a fond memory of Connie, please visit www.virgillhowardfuneralhome.com
Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home
118 South Union St. Shinglehouse, PA 16748
Published in The Bradford Era from July 30 to Aug. 8, 2013