Rita A. Welch
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Rita Ann Welch passed away on August 4th surrounded by her family in the comfort of her home. Rita was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on August 4th, 1934 to Margaret and Vincent McColligan. Rita raised her children before returning to the work force with ICI/Zeneca. Rita was a devout Catholic and spent many hours volunteering for her church including Ministries for the Sick and Homebound.
She loved being with her family, and she will be remembered most for her caring and selflessness. Rita enjoyed gardening as well as entertaining family and friends.
Rita is survived by her loving husband Robert of 58 years as well as her children, Peggy (Terry), Bob (Sharon), Joseph (Rebecca), and Patty, and her brother Jack (Maureen). Rita was blessed with 16 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren who kept her active and gave her much joy.
Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Friday, August 8, 10:00 a.m. at St. Cornelius Catholic Church, 160 Ridge Road, Chadds Ford PA. Friends may call at 8:30 a.m. as a viewing will be held immediately preceding the mass. Burial will be in the All Saints Cemetery Newark, Delaware.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the 2014 Catholic Charities Appeal (www.catholiccharitiesappeal.org).
For online condolences, please visit Chandler Funeral Homes & Crematory
Chandler Funeral Homes and Crematorium
2506 Concord Pike Wilmington, DE 19803-9925
Published in The News Journal on Aug. 7, 2014