Mary A. Welch
April 26, 1957 – July 1, 2018
Mary A. Welch, age 61, passed away peacefully July 7, 2018 in Meadville, Pennsylvania after a long battle. Mary was born April 26th, 1957. Mary grew up in Cleveland, Ohio. She graduated from John Marshall High School before she set out on life as an adult.
Mary went on to marry the late Terry E. Welch and have 5 children. The late Daisy, Addie, the late Willie, Becky, and Brandon. Mary was also the stepmother to Susie. Mary lived a quiet yet busy life raising her children. She later moved to Cochranton, Pennsylvania where she continued to care for Brandon. She lived with her boyfriend Craig and helped raise his daughter Heather.
Mary was not merely a mother and homemaker. She was a force to be reckoned with when it came to her children. She encouraged her children to be strong and independent. She was tough and unwavering in her beliefs.
Over the course of the last year of her life , Mary’s presence in the lives of those she met became even more influential. She was extremely positive in her fight and never dwelled on how bad her situation was. She gave her children hope and has taught everyone that knew her, that you never should just lay down and die. You must keep focus! You must remember that it’s better to fight than to admit defeat.
She will be greatly missed by her siblings, children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and friends. Mary’s memory will never fade. She was and will continue to remain the strongest woman many will ever know. She will forever be the warrior and superhero her children always believed she was.
There will be a viewing at Corrigan Craciun Funeral Home, located at 14768 Lorain Ave, Cleveland, Ohio 44135. The viewing will take place Saturday, July 7, 2018 from 2pm-6pm.
- Visitation Saturday, July 7, 2018