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Carol Ann Welch

July 7, 1951 July 10, 2016
Carol Ann  Welch
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Obituary for Carol Ann Welch

Carol Ann Welch, a longtime resident of Brighton, died on July 10, 2016, surrounded by her family. She was 65 years old.

Carol was born on July 7, 1951, in Oswego, New York, the youngest daughter to Richard and Helen (nee. Golas) Callaghan. Growing up in a military family, Carol moved often, but fate led her to Jefferson City, Missouri schools where she met the young John Joseph Welch. After high school, on June 20, 1970, Joe and Carol married in Jefferson City. Following Joe’s time in the military, the couple moved to Michigan to explore Joe’s job opportunities with Ford Motor Company. Joe and Carol settled in Brighton in 1985 where they raised their two boys, Doug and Thomas. Carol was a loving wife, mother and grandmother who will be remembered for her generosity, her joyous singing and her love of life and devotion to the people she treasured.

Carol earned her bachelor's degree in dietetics from Eastern Michigan University and began working at hospitals and senior living facilities. She was thrilled when she was offered a position as the meal planner and food service coordinator with the University of Michigan. Carol often reflected fondly over the friendships she made through work and the students who became her extended family.

After her retirement in July 2011, Carol continued to stay active and busy with book clubs, golf leagues, sewing quilts and blankets, working out and spending a lot of time enjoying her favorite hobby: spending time with family and friends. A people person at heart, Carol truly enjoyed the companionship of good people and could quickly make a stranger into a friend through good conversation.

She is survived by her loving husband of forty-six years, Joe Welch; sons, Doug (Katie) and Thomas (Amy); grandchildren, Mason and Emily; sister, Sharon (Richard) Pemberton and two canine companions, Tucker and Allie, as well as many dear extended family members and dear friends.

Visitation will be held at Lynch & Sons Funeral Home, 600 E. Main St., Brighton on Thursday, July 14, 2016 from 4-8 PM, with a Scripture Service at 7:30 PM.

Mass of the Resurrection will be from St. Mary Magdalen Church, 2201 S. Old US Hwy 23, Brighton on Friday, July 15, 2016 at 11 AM with visitation beginning at 10 AM. The Rev. David F. Howell to officiate. Burial St. Patrick Calvary Cemetery, Brighton.

For further information phone Lynch & Sons, Brighton, 810-229-2905

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4:00 PM 7/14/2016 4:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 7/14/2016 8:00:00 PM
Lynch & Sons Funeral Directors - Brighton

600 East Main Street
Brighton, MI 48116

Scripture Service, 7:30 PM

Lynch & Sons Funeral Directors - Brighton
600 East Main Street Brighton 48116 MI
United States





11:00 AM 7/15/2016 11:00:00 AM - 12:00 PM 7/15/2016 12:00:00 PM
St. Mary Magdalen Church

2201 S. Old US 23
Brighton, MI 48114

St. Mary Magdalen Church
2201 S. Old US 23 Brighton 48114 MI
United States

Memorial Contribution

Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation

230 East Ohio Street, Suite 304
Chicago, IL 60611-3201

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