Craig P. Welch

April 30, 1961April 3, 2018

Craig P. Welch, 56, passed away on April 3, 2018. He was the husband of Lisa Ann (Valentine) Joseph. Born in Middletown, Connecticut, he was a son of the late William H. Jr. and Charlotte L. (Kent) Welch. Craig was the step-father of Victoria Joseph and John Joseph IV; brother of William and Michael Welch, Dianne Kelsey, Patricia McCormick and Doris Tolbert; father of Corey and Ryan Welch. Craig was a man of many talents, from cooking for his family and friends, especially his special sloppy joes, to rebuilding hot rods and making anything he could with his hands. Craig always made sure his loved ones had something special he handmade them to keep in their hearts and homes forever including his beloved dog Max.

Visitation will be held Thursday 4-7 p.m. followed by a service at 7 p.m. in the Pontarelli-Marino Home, 971 Branch Avenue, Providence. A celebration of life will be celebrated on Saturday, April 14th at the American Legion, 662 West Shore Road, Warwick from 6 p.m. to 12 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the family for the celebration of life.


  • Visitation Thursday, April 12, 2018
  • Memorial Service Thursday, April 12, 2018
  • A Celebration of Life Saturday, April 14, 2018

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Joanne St. Lawrence

April 11, 2018

I will always remember his zany sense of humor. I remember telling his son Corey that, not only did he look just like his dad, but he had the same sense of humor.
I was just starting to see him appear on fb, and I mean it when I say "appear" because you never knew what he was going to say next, and he would crack me up!!! I looked forward to the next Craig reading.
Keep em laughing Craig. R.I.P.