Drake & Son Funeral Home

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Eileen M. Welch

July 18, 1927November 9, 2019

Welch, Eileen, 92, of Chicago passed away peacefully at her home on Saturday, November 9th. Eileen was born July 18, 1927 in Rockford, IL, married James Hoagland on April 22, 2002. Retired after many years of service from Graybar Electric. Loving aunt to Tom Welch, John (Bonnie) Welch and Marianne (Bill) Boykon. Cherished great aunt to Kevin (Heather) Welch, Katie (Bryan) Kaczmarek, Matthew (Hayley) Welch, Courtney (Jason) Keaton, Jamie Chivis, Michael Welch and several great-great nephews and nieces. Preceded in death by husband James Hoagland, loving and special niece Patrice Welch, nephew Bob Welch, Jr and great nephew Mark Welch. Private Requiem Mass at Holy Name Cathedral and inurnment at St. Peter and Paul’s Cemetery in Naperville, IL.


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Kevin Gallagher

November 13, 2019

I have fond memories of Eileen through my late mother Rosemary Gallagher, who was Eileen's first cousin once removed. Eileen was an interesting woman with a fun sense of humor. I enjoyed seeing her in Chicago on occasion with my mother. My condolences to the Welch family.