Bennett Funeral Home

209 North Main Street, Concord, NH


Carolyn Joan Harper

February 20, 1938November 4, 2019

Carolyn Joan (Welcome) Harper, 81 passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Monday November 4, 2019 at the hospice house after a long battle with emphysema. Carol was born on February 21, 1938 in Concord NH, the oldest child of Eugene and Nettie (Heinz) Welcome. She will always be remembered as a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother.

Carol spent most of her life living in the Concord area, she attended Concord High School, raised four children and also had many jobs throughout her lifetime. Her favorites where owning her own exercise gym, (The Body Shoppe) in Contoocook, being the activity director at Pleasant View Retirement Center, and working with the WIC program for over 10 years. She will be dearly missed and forever cherished for her enthusiastic spirit, love of organizing parties, events and holiday gatherings and her undying passion for the ocean.

She is pre-deceased by her son Rick Pearson, daughter-in-law Alice (Ash) Pearson, Brothers Floyd Welcome, Larry Welcome and her parents Eugene and Nettie.

Carol leaves behind her best friend and loving husband of 52 years Daniel Harper of Concord. Other family include sons Michael Pearson and his wife Diana of Concord NH, David Harper and his wife Maggie of Vermont, daughter Maureen (Pearson) White and husband Robert of Hopkinton, NH. , Step daughters Theresa Schumacher of Concord, Brenda Harris of Colorado and Debra Jensen of California. Her family circle also includes, sister Donna Maxfield of Concord NH, brother Kevin Welcome of Penacook NH, Grandchildren Melissa Goodwin, Andrea Pearson, Jared White, Nathan White, Bethany Mostue, Ryan Schumacher and James Schumacher as well as 6 great-grandchildren.


17 November

Memorial Service

1:00 pm

Blossom Hill Cemetery

Chapel on the Hill

Concord, NH


Carolyn Joan Harper

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Lorna Forest

November 5, 2019

My heart hurts and I miss you so much. You were a special part of my life you thank you for being my mom's best friend. I have so many years of memories that I will cherish forever. You are not in pain anymore and I am sure you are enjoying a reunion with loved ones that you have not seen in a while. Forever in my heart. Love you xoxox