West Brookfield - Richard T. Welch, 78, of West Brookfield died on Friday, May 29, 2020 at Harrington Memorial Hospital.
He leaves his wife, Linda Welch of West Brookfield; his sons, Richard and Robert Welch of CT; his daughter, Melissa Collins and her husband Richard of CT; his step-son, Scott Nichols of West Brookfield; and his step-daughters, Laurie Broman of West Brookfield and Melissa Corbett of Sturbridge; his sister, Janice Tetreault and her husband Ted of VT; his six grandchildren, Meaghan Collins, Abigail Welch, Emily Welch, Thomas Welch, Timothy Welch, and Renna Welch; four step-grandchildren, Stephanie Nichols, Travis Nichols, Nicholas Broman, and Madison Corbett as well as his granddog, Lucie. He was born in Hartford, son of the late Raymond and Mildred (Olson) Welch.
Richard was in landscape sales at Imperial Nursery in CT for many years. He later worked at Aubuchon Hardware in Ware before retiring in 2004.
Richard was a Major in the Governor's Foot Guard of Hartford, CT where he held many offices during his 44 year tenure, serving as the Officers Association Treasurer, Command Financial Secretary, and Commissary Officer.
There are no funeral services scheduled for Richard. In lieu of flowers, memorial donation may be made to the Second Chance Animal Shelter, Inc., P.O. Box 136, East Brookfield, MA 01515 or to a charity of ones choice.
Varnum Funeral Home, Inc., 43 East Main St., in West Brookfield is assisting his family with arrangements. An online guest book is available at varnumfuneralhome.com.
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Second Chance Animal Shelter, Inc.
P.O. Box 136, East Brookfield MA 01515