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Helen Erskine Welch

August 4, 1944 February 9, 2019
Helen Erskine Welch
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Obituary for Helen Erskine Welch

Danielson/Pittsfield, ME-Helen Erskine Welch 74 passed away on February 9, 2019 at Day Kimball Hospital in Putnam. She was born in Putnam on August 4, 1944, daughter of the late Reginald and Gertrude (Currier) Erskine of Pomfret Center. Helen attended Pomfret Community School and also Putnam High School. She worked at Rectory School in Pomfret, Danielson Curtain Shop in Attawaugan and Glass Container in Dayville before moving to Maine. She worked for over 32 years at the Edwards/UTC plant in Pittsfield, ME building various signaling devices. Helen worked her own line for a while building special smoke detectors, one of which hung at the top of the Statue of Liberty and also at local hospitals. She retired in 2009 to be her husband’s 24 hour a day caregiver. She was married to the late Richard S. Welch for over 29 years. Helen enjoyed living and working in Maine. She left a wonderful family and many friends in Maine. Helen moved back to Connecticut after the passing of her husband, buying a home in Danielson. She was often heard praising her brothers Herbie and Dick for all their help. Her family in Connecticut were so kind and helpful, because of her many illnesses her doctor limited her from doing many things that she would’ve loved to do. She is survived by her brothers Richard Erskine and Herbert Erskine and his wife Karen. Step-sons Mark and his fiancé Maria of Westbrook, ME, Michael and his wife Michelle of Waterville, ME and Donald and his wife Kristina of Winslow, ME. 8 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren all of Maine, and many nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews and great great nieces and nephews. She also leaves behind two special grammar and high school friends Elaine Collins of Pomfret and Gloria Plante of Brooklyn. Besides her parents and husband she is predeceased by brothers Albert, Robert (Eddie), William and Reginald Jr. and sister Pauline Coon. A graveside service will be held in the spring at Abington Cemetery, Pomfret.

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