Ralph Welch from Huntington, MA passed away on Dec 19th, 2021 at the age of 92. He was born in New Hampshire in 1929.
As a young man he spent 8 years in the Army. Ralph worked in various trades as a slate roofer, sawmill operator, and a repairman at an Allis Chalmers dealership. He married his wife Audrey Center on December 7, 1965. He retired from Lane Construction, then delivered newspapers for the Springfield Republican for 14 years. His interests included rebuilding farm equipment and antique tractors which he proudly displayed at many local fairs. Ralph’s antique vehicles won many awards over the years; his tractors were frequently “Oldest of the Show”! To the delight of many, his 1936 Chevrolet farm truck, fully decked with a huge Christmas tree would be parked outside the Red Lion Inn at the Stockbridge Main Street at Christmas festival every year.
He leaves behind Audrey, his wife of 56 years and his son Mark. He will be buried in Bellows Falls Vermont on Monday 27th. We will always carry his memory in our hearts.