15 March 2013

Funeral Card Friday: Michael J Welsh


 
Michael J Welsh
Born 31 March 1893
Died 16 December 1968

Michael J Welsh, 75, died Monday night at his home, 503 Magnolia Street, Kennett Square. (Note: this was actually my grandparents house but at any given time they had one or two other family members living there with them.)

Mr. Welsh was born in Shenandoah, PA, son of the late Michael and Anna Keating Welsh. (Note: the name was originally Walsh but it was a common name and - according to my grandmother - there was another family with similar names but the children were all trouble makers so we changed from Walsh to Welsh). He had been a resident of the Unionville-Kennett area since 1941. He had formerly resided in Phoenixville.

He was last employed as an attendant at the Devereux School, West Chester. He retired in 1963.

Mr Welsh was a member of the Church of St Patrick, Kennett Square. (Note: this is a Roman Catholic church)

Surviving is a niece, Mrs. Lloyd Still, with whom he resided, and other nieces and nephews.

A Christian Mass for Michael J Welsh was celebrated at the Church of St Patrick, Kennett Square, yesterday by the Rev. Richard B. Ward, pastor.

Internment was at St Patrick's Cemetery. Pallbearers were Raymond C. and Joseph M. Welsh, James Donahue, Thomas G. Still, Joseph P Ruczhak, Jr., and Dennis O'Flaherty.

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