2017-02-23 / Obituaries

Irene Patricia Welsh

Irene Patricia Nelson “Pat” Welsh, 90, of York, Maine, passed away Feb. 15, 2017.

She was born Jan. 19, 1927, in Westbrook, Maine, a daughter of the late Aaron N. and Thelma (Jensen) Nelson.

She graduated from the Portland Regional School of Nursing. With her nurturing and caring spirit, she loved her work as a pediatric nurse at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children in Philadelphia.

Her husband of 55 years, David E. Welsh III, died in 2006. She leaves two sons, David E. Welsh IV and wife Gail of Jamestown, and Carden N. Welsh and wife Ann of Durham, N.H.; a daughter, Kristine W. Holleran of Raymond, N.H.; a brother, Dennett B. Nelson and wife Sharon of Riverview, Fla.; eight grandchildren, Patrick, Molly, Patricia, Desiree, Kaytee, Travis, Ryan and Wells; 14 great- grandchildren, several nieces and nephews; and her dog, Wynnie.

Pat was a generous, outgoing and optimistic person who was loved by a large circle of family and friends. An avid knitter, needle pointer and reader, she delighted in traveling the world and relished spending time with friends and family at her summer camp at Pequawket Lake. She was dedicated to her church activities and baked an amazing selection of cookies at Christmas.

Arrangements were made by the Lucas & Eaton Funeral Home, 91 Long Sands Road, York, Maine. Burial was private.

Memorial contributions may be made to the First Parish Church, 180 York St., York, ME 03909.

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