Audrey Center Welch
Audrey Center Welch passed away on July 3, 2022. She was born April 28, 1928, in Burlington, VT. She was predeceased by her husband of 56 years, Ralph Welch. Audrey had several interesting jobs throughout her life. She stitched baseballs in Bellows Falls, VT, worked as a waitress at the Highlands Restaurant, sewed jungle hammocks during World War II, and taught drivers’ education at Park Auto School in Springfield, MA.
Audrey loved to travel and made several trips overseas to England, Scotland, and Ireland. She was a voracious reader, sometimes reading three books at once. Her interest in Civil War history led her to visit many battlefields and historic sites with her daughter, Carole.
Audrey and Ralph enjoyed antiquing, square dancing and displaying their 1936 Chevrolet farm truck that Ralph restored. Audrey and Ralph have a son, Mark, who resides in FL with his wife, Tacy. Audrey has four daughters from a previous marriage, Carole, Diana, Sharon, and Shelley.
Audrey is survived by nieces, nephews, grandchildren, great- grandchildren and a sister.
Burial will be at Oak Hill Cemetery in Bellows Falls, VT. Donations in her memory may be made to Westfield Regional Animal Shelter, 178 Apremont Way, Westfield, MA 01085