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Gertrude Welch

January 1, 1970 - September 11, 2007

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Gertrude Welch, 87, died Tuesday, September 11, 2007 at the Westborough Healthcare Center. Born in Framingham, she was the daughter of the late Edward and Mary (Smith) Gassett. She was the wife of the late Alfred “Al” Welch who passed away in 1999. They had been married for 58 years.

A lifelong resident of Hopkinton she was a member of Saint John the Evangelist Church, enjoyed traveling, including Hawaii and trips to Las Vegas and Atlantic City to Gamble. She also enjoyed archery and was an avid fan of wrestling.

She is survived by her son, George T. Welch, and his wife, Gail, of Hopkinton; 5 grandchildren, Debbie, Butchie, Lisa, Tracy, George and 6 great grandchildren. She is predeceased by her son, Alfred “Pudgy” Welch, who died in 2002 and by her grandchild, James Welch.

Visiting hours will be from 5:00 to 8:00 pm on Thursday, September 13, at the Chesmore Funeral Home, 57 Hayden Rowe St., Hopkinton www.ChesmoreFuneralHome.com A mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday at 10:00 a.m. in Saint John the Evangelist Church, Church Street, Hopkinton. Burial will follow in Evergreen Cemetery, Hopkinton.