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Eleanor E. (Hamel) Welcome

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Eleanor E. (Hamel) Welcome
of Dracut, MA; 85

DRACUT, MA -- Eleanor E. (Hamel) Welcome, 85, died peacefully, Friday, November 16th, at the Palm Manor Nursing Home in Chelmsford. She was the wife of the late Walter "Babe" R. Welcome.

Eleanor was born in Lowell, MA on October 31, 1927, a daughter of the late Loretta (Gouin) and Raymond Hamel. She was a graduate of Chelmsford High School.

Eleanor was an avid New England sports fan, and bingo player. In her high school yearbook she was described as: Eleanor Hamel always on the beat, laughing eyes and dancing feet. Her favorite place to be was in Babe's arms dancing a beautiful fox trot. She dedicated her whole life to raising and caring for her family whom she loved deeply.

Eleanor is survived and will be deeply missed by her 7 children, Walter "Barry" Welcome and his wife Lou of Westford, Bonnie Burrows of Lowell, Cheryl Welcome of Lowell, Raymond Welcome of Gloucester, Mark Welcome of Dracut, Scott Welcome and his wife Cristina of Lawrence, and Michelle Welcome of Gardner, 6 beloved grandchildren, Kimberly and Christopher Burrows, Kacey Wilson, Emma Webster, Jai Hilton and Cris Welcome, her sisters Ruth Byam of Chelmsford and Joan Peterson of Texas as well as several nieces and nephews, and many dear friends.

WELCOME -- At Eleanor's request there will be no calling hours. A Memorial Mass will take place at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, November 23rd at St. Mary Magdalen Church in Tyngsboro, MA. Arrangements are under the direction of the DRACUT FUNERAL HOME, 2159 Lakeview Ave., DRACUT. In lieu of flowers donations can be made in Eleanor's name to: VNA Hospice of Greater Lowell, 336 Central St. Lowell, MA 01852. To leave an online condolence, story or message please visit

Funeral Home
Dracut Funeral Home
2159 Lakeview Avenue
Dracut, MA 01826
(978) 957-5032
Published in Lowell Sun on Nov. 20, 2012
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