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“I did not know Joe very long, but I will always remember his sweet smile welcoming me to the neighborhood. Wishing you peace to bring comfort,...Read More »
1 of 13 | Posted by: Wendy Belling - Waltham, MA

“Aunt Lorraine, Joey,Ann,We are so sorry for your loss. Ann and Joey, always remember that you did an amazing job keeping mom and dad together in...Read More »
2 of 13 | Posted by: Donna and Brian Stearns - MA

“Aunt Lorraine,Joe and Ann;I'm so sorry for your loss. Uncle Joe was a great man who always had a smile and never had a bad word to say about anyone....Read More »
3 of 13 | Posted by: Mark Bergeron - Woburn, MA

“Dear cousin Joe, Ann, Aunt Lorraine and family. so sorry to hear about your Dad. when I would ask my mom about him she would say - "oh -your uncle...Read More »
4 of 13 | Posted by: Joe Hansen - Joliet, IL

“Dear Aunt Lorraine, Joe & Ann families,Our deepest sympathy to all. So sorry to hear of the passing of Uncle Joe. He was a special Uncle to our...Read More »
5 of 13 | Posted by: Marianne Lopez - Lexington, KY

“So sorry to hear of Joe,s passing ,great neighbor for over fifty years always liked to talk to him on the neighborhood and other things. I will miss...Read More »
6 of 13 | Posted by: Fred Garvin - Waltham, MA

“Lorraine, Joey,& Ann,I am so sorry to hear about Joe, he was such a great guy. My Dad & him were such great friends. I have so many fond memories of...Read More »
7 of 13 | Posted by: Bonnie Cormier(Foskin) - Waltham, MA

“Lorraine, Joey,& Ann,I am so sorry to hear about Joe, he was such a great guy. My Dad & him were such great friends. I have so many fond memories of...Read More »
8 of 13 | Posted by: Bonnie Cormier(Foskin) - Waltham, MA

“Joe: Sorry to hear about father. May he rest in peace. ”
9 of 13 | Posted by: George Melanson - Milford, MA

“Dear Joe, Ann and Lorraine,How sorry I am for your loss. In the short time I knew Joe, he stole my heart. What a caring husband and father. Know...Read More »
10 of 13 | Posted by: A friend

“Dear Welsch family, my condolences to you all. My husband Bob and Joe were good friends while working at Mitre several years ago. Bob, who would...Read More »
11 of 13 | Posted by: Tilda Landrigan - Bedford, MA

“Dear Lorraine, Joey and Ann I am so sorry for your loss. I remember the old days in our neighborhood on Fiske, Joy and Howard st. Joe was one of the...Read More »
12 of 13 | Posted by: Liz Kantowski-Distasio - Acton, MA

“Aunt Lorraine, Joe and Anne our deepest condolences in Uncle Joes passing. He was so sweet always with a big smile and hugs. We would see him out for...Read More »
13 of 13 | Posted by: Beverly Watson - Family


Waltham – Mr. Joseph P. Welsch, of Waltham, died Friday, November 3, 2017 at his home. He was 87.

Joe was born in Arlington on October 8, 1930, a son of the late August Joseph and Ann (Lee) Welsch, and moved with his family to Watertown where he graduated from high school.

After that he enlisted with the United States Coast Guard and served during the Koran War. Joe graduated from the Coast Guard's Electronics Technician School in Groton, Connecticut and after he got out of the service put his training to work as an electronics engineer for the MITRE Corporation in Bedford. He also spent time working at the ATV Repair Shop in Waltham's Banks Square.

In 1958 he married Lorraine S. Aucoin in Saint Jude Church in Waltham and in 1961 the couple moved to Waltham where they became lifelong residents of Saint Mary's Parish. Joe was a longtime usher at Sunday Mass.

In addition to his wife of fifty-nine years, Lorraine, he leaves his children, Joseph M. Welsch and his wife, Irene, of Sudbury and Ann T. McKay and her husband, Peter, of Medfield; his grandchildren, Lexi and Christina Welsch and Erin, Connor and Avery McKay and many nieces and nephews.

Joe was also the brother of the late Mary Hansen and Bernice Montgomery.

Family and friends will honor and remember Joe's life by gathering for calling hours in The Joyce Funeral Home, 245 Main Street (Rte. 20), Waltham on Friday, November 10th from 4 to 8 p.m. and again at 9 a.m. on Saturday morning before leaving in procession to Saint Mary's Church, 133 School Street, Waltham where his Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Burial will be in Mount Feake Cemetery, Waltham.

Memorial donations may be made to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research, P.O. Box 5014, Hagerstown, MD 21741-5014.