William R. Welsh
October 30, 1927 – January 23, 2013
Retired Lynn Firefighter William R. Welsh, age 85, of Boston, died Wednesday morning in Tufts Medical Center after a lengthy illness. Born in Lynn, he was the son of the late James F. and Mary (Noonan) Welsh. He was raised in Lynn and had been a resident of Boston for over 50 years. He enlisted in the United States Navy and proudly served his country during World War II. William was appointed to the Lynn Fire Department on January 21, 1950 and was assigned to Ladder 4. He was then transferred to Engine 5 in 1953, Engine 2 in 1954, Engine 10 in 1969 and then returned to Ladder 4 in 1972. After 32 years of service, he retired on February 2, 1983. A very social man, he enjoyed time spent with friends as well as painting and gardening. William leaves his longtime friend, Augustus Schnopp III of Boston and many nieces and nephews. He was the brother of the late John and James Welsh, Phyllis Sordillo and Katherine Galvin. His Funeral Service will be held in the CUFFE-MCGINN FUNERAL HOME, 157 Maple St. Lynn on Saturday at 12:00PM. Relatives and friends invited. Visitation prior to the Service beginning at 10:00AM. Interment Pine Grove Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, gifts in his memory may be sent to the Little Sisters of the Poor, 186 Highland Ave Somerville, MA 02143.
- Visitation Saturday, January 26, 2013
- Funeral Service Saturday, January 26, 2013
William R. Welsh
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January 27, 2013
To the kindest, gentlest man I have ever known,
"I'll Always Remember The Song They Were Playing The First Time We Danced And I Knew"
Bill may you find eternal bliss
Give Joe a hug for me
Love, Marianne (Goodine) Tessicini
Philip Hugh Smith
January 25, 2013
Billy was a gentleman .He like many of his friends were what I like to think of as South End Pioneers . He like his partners George and Richard Buck invested in the South End when it was ready to become a slum . From day to day they made improvements that made the South End the most desirable place to live in Boston . Billy had a heart of gold as the Irish say.He certainly was part of "The Great Generation"serving in the Navy and living a good life . God is with him
January 24, 2013
I REMEMBER BILLY AS A TRUE AND LOVING FRIEND.HE WAS A KIND AND GENEROUS PERSON, FUN LOVING AND ALWAYS READY FOR A GOOD TIME.HE LOVED HIS YARD AND PLANTS AND PEOPLE.
I WILL FOREVER MISS HIM
The Staff of Cuffe McGinn Funeral Home
January 23, 2013
Offering our deepest condolences during this difficult time.