MACHIAS – Edward P. Welch, 80, passed away Oct. 26, 2013, at Marshall’s Health Care Facility in Machias. He was born April 15, 1933, the son of Earl and Marian Welch.
He is survived by two daughters, Kathy Alley and husband, Gary, of Jonesboro, and Sonja Gardner and husband, Leslie, of Whitneyville; sister, Joyce Bierman and husband, Daniel; and brother, Earl “Buster” Welch and wife, Gay. He is also survived by four grandchildren, Stacy Gardner and husband, Lee, Troy Alley and wife, Becky, Darren Gardner and partner, Samantha Myrick, and Katie Gardner. He is also survived by six great-grandchildren, Matthew, Jack, Hayden, Riley, Emily, and Aaron.
Ed was predeceased by his wife of 34 years, Joyce M. Morse Welch; infant granddaughter, Angel Lee Alley; parents; three sisters, Gloria, Beatrice, and Nancy; and brother, Larry.
A private graveside service will be held at a later date.