Kenneth A. Welch
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Kenneth A. Welch
Born in Marlborough, he was the son of the late Milfred H. and Emma (Rutkosky) Welch. Raised and educated in Haverhill, he was a graduate of Haverhill High School, class of 1947. He served his country in the United States Air Force during the Korean Conflict. Kenneth was employed in retail advertising for the Haverhill Gazette and the Eagle Tribune. He loved spending time at the beach and his favorites were Old Orchard Beach and Ogunquit Beach. Known for his love of music, he played the organ in various bands. His greatest joy came from spending time with his family. Kenneth was a loving father, step-father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, who will be missed by all who knew and loved him.
Kenneth is survived by his children, Karin B. Merrill of Raymond, N.H.; Kenneth M. Welch and Melissa J. Stone of Exeter, N.H.; five grandchildren, Jason Merrill, Jessica Merrill, Kenneth D. Welch, Corey E. Welch, Aubrey-Jean Louise Welch; his great-granddaughter Kiah Brun; his former wife Margaret (Casey) Williams; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brothers Milfred and Ronald Welch.
Family and friends are respectfully invited to attend calling hours on Thursday, February 7, from 4 to 7 p.m., at the Kevin B. Comeau Funeral Home, 486 Main Street, Haverhill. Funeral services will be on Friday at 11 a.m. in the funeral home. Burial will follow in St. James Cemetery, Primrose Street, Haverhill. Please visit Comeau Funeral Home on Facebook or www.comeaufuneral.com.
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