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Robert E. Welch

March 9, 1929 ~ January 19, 2024 (age 94) 94 Years Old

Robert Welch Obituary

Robert "Bob" E. Welch, age 94, a long-time resident of Wilmington, passed away on January 19, 2024, at Lahey Clinic in Burlington.

Bob was born in Rapid City, South Dakota on March 9, 1929; he was the dear son of the late Lloyd and Fern (Bixler) Welch. 

Bob was predeceased by his beloved wife Barbara J. (Schofield) Welch, as well as his sisters Leola, Gladys, and Opal.  He is survived by his loving children Pamela Cote and husband Paul of Wilmington, Stephen Welch of Wilmington, and Carol Accettullo and husband Marc of Littleton.  He was the loving "Grampa" of Mary Garcia and husband Angel, Thomas Welch and girlfriend Kayla Winchenbach, Katie Welch and boyfriend Ben Lafortune, and Marisa Accettullo and boyfriend Andrew Penizotto.  Bob is survived by one great-granddaughter Isabel Garcia, as well as many nieces, nephews, and their families.

Family and friends will gather at the Nichols Funeral Home, 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington, MA, on Tuesday, January 23rd at 9:00 a.m. for a visiting hour followed by a Service to Celebrate Bob's life at 10:00 a.m.  Interment with Military Honors will follow in Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington, MA.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Bob's memory to the Rainbow Bible Ranch, 14676 Lone Tree Road, Sturgis SD 57785 or online at

Bob was a devoted follower of Christ and served in leadership positions at the churches he attended throughout his life. As a young man, he proudly served in the United States Marine Corps. Upon moving to Massachusetts, he enjoyed a long career at General Electric in Lynn, MA as a Senior Engineer.  In retirement, he and his beloved wife Barbara loved to travel across the country in their trailer, even as far as Alaska.

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January 23, 2024

9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Nichols Funeral Home
187 Middlesex Ave
Wilmington, MA 01887

Funeral Service
January 23, 2024

10:00 AM
Nichols Funeral Home
187 Middlesex Ave
Wilmington, MA 01887


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