Palmer - Catherine L. (Hogan) Welsh, 79, of Palmer died on Sunday, November 8, 2020 at home surrounded by her loving family.
She leaves her three children; Tammy Valdez of Three Rivers, Deborah Britten and her husband Brian of Chicopee and Chris Welsh and his wife Chirstine of Palmer; her sister Delores Shea of Ware; her six grandchildren, Taryn, Ryan, Caitlin, Michael, Karyce and Caleena; her four great-grandchildren, Talia, Tyler, Arianna and Tianna; as well as her nieces, Sharon Lagrant and Kathleen Soltys. She is predeceased by her grandson, Tommy, her five brothers, Michael, Howard, Frannie, Eddie and Dickie; and her long-time companion Eddie Przybyla. She was born in Springfield, Vermont, the daughter of the late Howard and Agnes (Jacque) Hogan.
Catherine worked as a transportation dispatcher at the Monson Developmental Center and was also a hairdresser by trade.
Catherine was a loving and devoted mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend. She enjoyed her time visiting Foxwoods, Mohegan Sun, Atlantic City and played bingo every Tuesday and Thursday night with her friends. Catherine had a deep love for her family, she enjoyed watching her grandkids play sports as she was their biggest fan. She also took pride in her green thumb, caring for her houseplants and flowers. She had an adventurous spirit and a love for travel.
A Funeral Mass for Catherine, will be held on Friday, November 13, 2020 at 10:00AM in the All Saint’s Church, 17 North Street in Ware. Calling hours will be held, Thursday, November 12, 2020 from 6 to 8PM in Charbonneau Funeral Home, 30 Pleasant Street in Ware. Burial will be held, Friday, November 20, 2020 at 1:30PM in New St. William Cemetery in Ware. In accordance with the current COVID-19 MA guidelines, masks must be worn while at the funeral home, the church and in the cemetery and social distancing guidelines must be followed. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Shriner’s Hospital for Children, 516 Carew Street, Springfield, MA, 01104 or shrinershospitalforchildren.org.
Charbonneau Funeral Home, 30 Pleasant St., in Ware is assisting her family with arrangements.
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Shriners Hospitals for Children
516 Carew Street, Springfield MA 01104