Eleanor M. (Welch) Colbeth, 56, of Milford, MA. died Thursday morning (February 14, 2013) at her residence surrounded by her loving family. She was the devoted wife of David E. Colbeth. Mrs. Colbeth was born in Brighton, MA. the daughter of the late John E. Sr. and the late Effie (Bohannon) Welch and resided in Milford for the past (25) years. She was employed as a store manager at Store 24 in Maynard, MA. and at the Ground Round in Allston, MA. before retiring in 2009. She was a member of the American Pool Players Association and also loved ice fishing as well as her grandchildren. Besides her husband of (35) years, she is survived by (2) sons, David J. Colbeth and his fiance, Candy S. , and Jonathan E. Colbeth both of Milford, MA.; (1) daughter, Bethany T. Colbeth and her fiance, Michael J. Roy, of Milford, MA.; (3) grandchildren, Jarod Colbeth and Cashus and MiKayla Roy; (2) brothers, John E. Welch Jr. of Plymouth, MA. and Thomas M. Welch of Stoughton, MA.; (3) sisters, Anne Welch of North Liberty, IA., Jeanne Welch of Olustee, OK., and Theresa McGowan of Plymouth, MA.; several nieces and nephews. She was also the sister of the late Patricia J. MacLeod and the godmother and aunt of the late Timothy J. MacLeod. Her funeral will be held on Monday morning (February 18) at 11AM from the Edwards Memorial Funeral Home (please visit for condolence book) 44 Congress Street Milford, MA. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 12NOON in St. Mary of the Assumption Church 19 Winter Street Milford, MA. Burial will follow in Sacred Heart of Jesus Cemetery Medway Road (Rte. 109) Milford, MA. Visiting hours will be held on Sunday (February 17) from 2PM-5PM. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Oliva Cancer Comfort Fund c/o Milford Regional Medical Center 14 Prospect Street Milford, MA. 01757.
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Published in Milford Daily News from Feb. 15 to Feb. 16, 2013