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Robert C. Welch

May 4, 1942 January 3, 2019
Robert C. Welch
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LEWISTON, ME – Robert C. Welch, 76, of Kerr Street, Rumford, Maine died Thursday, January 3, 2019 at the Central Maine Medical Center, Lewiston, Maine.
He was born in Rumford, Maine on May 4, 1942, the son of Robert A. and Christine (Howard) Welch, and graduated from Stephens High School in Rumford, Class of 1961. He served with the U. S. Army during the Vietnam War.
Robert worked for the Town of Rumford Highway Department for many years as foreman and then served as Rumford Town Managed for over 12 years until he retired.
He was a member of the Rumford United Methodist Church, The Rumford American Legion and V.F.W. Posts. He loved his family and especially his grandchildren.
He was married in Rumford on September 20, 1963 to the former Anne Marie Sinclair who died January 11, 1997. Survivors include a daughter Raquel Welch and her companion and Robert’s caregiver Kris LaPrell of Peru. 3 grandchildren Robert H. Schmersal and companion Ciara Keen of Peru, Owen Welch-Blackwell of Gorham, and Olivia Welch-Blackwell of Peru; brothers Randy Welch and wife Brenda of Bangor and Roland Welch and wife Karen of Tennessee; a sister-in-law Sandra Welch of Rumford; several nieces and nephews; and was pre-deceased by his parents, his wife, and a brother Richard.
Friends are invited to sign the family guest book and share their thoughts, condolences and fond memories online at
A Celebration of His Life will be held from 6-8 PM Friday, January 11, 2019 at the American Legion Hall, Congress Street, Rumford. Interment in the spring will be at the West Ellis Cemetery, Rumford. Those who desire, please contribute in his memory to Honor Flight Maine, P. O. Box 1770, Portland, ME 04104. Arrangements are under the care of the MEADER & SON FUNERAL HOME, CREMATION AND MONUMENT SERVICES, 3 Franklin Street, P. O. Box 537, Rumford, Maine 04276-0537

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Celebration of Life




6:00 PM 1/11/2019 6:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 1/11/2019 8:00:00 PM
American Legion

Congress St
Rumford, ME

American Legion
Congress St Rumford ME
United States

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West Ellis Cemetery Final Resting Place

Rumford, ME

Rumford ME
United States

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Honor Flight Maine

PO Box 1770 Portland, ME 04104

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