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Marjorie May Welch

May 19, 1936December 23, 2020

Marjorie M. Welch, age 84, of Bow, NH, passed away on December 23, 2020. Marjorie was born the daughter of the late George R. Cotton and Marjorie H. Cotton in Woburn, MA, and she was the descendant of General John Stark. She resided in Barnstead Parade for 30 years and then married and moved to Bow, where she has lived for many years. She was employed by Blue Cross-Blue Shield for over 36 years, from which she retired in 1991. Marjorie was a member of the Barnstead Parade Congregational Church and the Bow Baptist Church, singing in the choirs and holding church offices. She was a Charter Member of the Pittsfield Chapter Order of Rainbow Girls. Marjorie is pre-deceased by her husband; Richard O. Welch. She is survived by, three step-children, Donna Murphy and her husband Dale; Kenneth Welch and his wife Pam, and Deborah Manning and her husband Denny; three grandchildren, Kirk Hemphill Jr. and his wife Crystal, Craig Manning and his wife Imarald, and Kathryn Hemphill and her boyfriend Joe Pert; as well as two great-grandchildren, cousins and an aunt. Arrangements are being entrusted to Bennett Funeral Home in Concord, NH.


  • Burial

    Friday, May 28, 2021


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Lindsay Leclerc

February 16, 2021

She was a very loving and kind woman she was always nice to me when I saw her my condolences to her family

Christopher Parkinson

January 7, 2021

Marge was truly one of my favorite people when we worked together at BCBS and when I’d see her at events like the Bow Rotary Summer Concerts.

She also made me laugh or smile and she was a very special person.

My thoughts and prayers are with her family.

Bobbi Bunton

January 3, 2021

My heartfelt condolences in the loss of both your mom & dad. I was fortunate to have worked with Marge at BCBS & loved her personality & energy. She was loved by everyone who met her—just an amazing & fun lady! She will be deeply missed. Your parents are together again, may they rest in eternal peace 🙏

Carol Boisvert

January 2, 2021

My deepest condolences to Marge's family. I too worked with her at BCBS. Super nice lady. May she R.I.P. ❤

Jennifer Heintz

January 2, 2021

My husband Clark and I are so sorry to hear of the passing of Dick and Marge. What a sad time. My husband knew Dick for many years in the automotive business, he said we was just a sweet wonderful man. I knew Marge from BCBS and Clark and I would see her around town in Bow and she was just a joyful person, always smiling. Our thoughts are with you during this time.

Paul Brogan

January 2, 2021

Marge was one of my favorite people at Blue Cross and Blue Shield. She sparkled and lit up a room with her warm and engaging personality.

When Marge told me that while growing up, Deanna Durbin had been one of her favorite singer/actresses, I wrote to Deanna in France where she was living, and requested an autographed photo for Marge, who was delighted.

More recently, I would run into her at Market Basket and it was always a joyous reunion.

Marge will live on in the hearts and memories of many. To her family, I send my heartfelt condolences at our loss.

Elisabeth Dane

January 1, 2021

Donna, Kenneth, Deborah and your families - I am soooo sorry that you've not only lost your Dad, but now your Mom. She and I both worked at BCBS for many years. She was a great person.
Please accept my heartfelt condolences.
Liz Dane
P.S. I'm attaching a picture of your Mom that was published in the BCBS Employee Bulletin in honor of her celebrating her 30th year of employment - 1984

Cathy Caswell (Hilton)

December 29, 2020

I am sorry to hear of Marge's passing. My Mother and Father (Bill and Alice Hilton) were very good friends of Marge and Dick's. My thoughts and prayers go to the family at this time.