Thomas A. Welch

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Thomas Allen Welch, 77, a longtime resident of Sudbury, died Friday, Oct. 5, 2012. He leaves behind his beloved wife, Charlene, of 51 years. Born in Arlington, he was the son of the late Leonard and Helen Welch, the brother of Leonard Walsh and his wife, Keiko, of Torrance, Calif., and the brother of Colleen Kirwan of Santa Clarita, Calif., and her late husband, James. Thomas is also survived by his seven children, Monica Hanlon and her husband, Terrance, of Chester, N.H., T.C. Welch and his wife, Margo, of Hopkinton, Diana Welch of Boxborough, Stephanie Scordino and her husband, Joseph, of Alpharetta, Ga., John Welch of Marlborough, Donna Ferrara and her husband, Joseph, of Winthrop, and Marcia Wallace and her husband, Aaron, of Plymouth. He also leaves 23 grandchildren; and numerous nieces, grandnieces, nephews, and grandnephews. After graduating from Arlington High School, Tom was stationed in Germany while serving as a sergeant in the U.S. Army. He went on to graduate with honors from Boston College School of Management in 1961, received his Master of Business from University of Pittsburgh in 1962, and completed his Juris Doctor from Boston College Law School in 1966. Thomas began his career working at Gillette and other businesses in the Boston area. In 1969, he formed his own personnel consulting firm and in 1976 stepped in as executive director at M.O.I.S. in Natick. Founding SMS in 1980, he developed a successful national computer maintenance corporation eventually spreading across the United States in 25 offices. He retired in January of 2006. Tom was active in the community serving on the Minuteman Voc Tech High School Committee and coached youth hockey for many years. He was a member of the Sudbury Minutemen, and enjoyed camaraderie with friends on the Old Timers softball and hockey teams in Sudbury. Thomas was a man of deep faith and enjoyed pilgrimages to many holy sites. A quiet benefactor of many, his works included the building of St. Francis Girls Secondary School in Kiptere, Kenya, the missions of the Congregation of the Sisters of Divine Mercy in Plock, Poland, and the development of The Way of the Cross at the National Shrine of Divine Mercy in Stockbridge. Toms greatest joy in life was spending time with his bountiful family. Thomas funeral will begin from the Duckett-J.S. Waterman & Sons Home of Memorial Tribute, 656 Boston Post Road, Rte. 20, Sudbury, on Wednesday, Oct. 10, at 9 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian burial at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Fatima Church, 160 Concord Road, Sudbury. Interment will follow in St. Michael's Cemetery in Hudson. Visitation will be held Tuesday, Oct. 9, from 4 to 8 p.m, at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers Thomas requested that donations be sent in his memory to: The Campion Jesuit Community (for the care of the Jesuits), 319 Concord Road, Weston, MA 02493. To leave online condolences, please visit www.

Published in The Sudbury Town Crier from Oct. 7 to Oct. 14, 2012
Thomas A Welch
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Arrangements under the direction of:
Duckett Funeral Home of J. S. Waterman
656 Boston Post Road | Sudbury, MA 01776 | (978) 443-5777
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