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Carol A. (Chandler) Welch

KINGSTON, NH: Carol A. (Chandler) Welch, 76, left this mortal existence on December 25, 2016 at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center. Carol was the wife of Representative David Allen Welch.

Born in Ware, MA on July 10, 1940, she was the daughter of the late Cyril and Dorothy (Turner) Chandler.

Carol graduated from Haverhill High School, Class of 1958, and continued her education at Northern Essex Community College. Carol joined the Daughters of the American Revolution in 2005. She served as Regent of the Exeter Chapter of the DAR since 2015, having served as the Chapter Vice Regent for three years. Carol was fond of American History and volunteered at The American Independence Museum, The Fort at Four Museum in Charlestown, NH, and was a member of First Newmarket Militia. She was a reenactor of American History depicting colonial life with Dearborn’s Company, and a member of the Dover Militia demonstrating colonial homemaking in various NH and MA schools. Carol was an energetic and dynamic woman whose presence will be missed by many who knew her.

Carol will be sorely missed by her husband of 34 years and children, Robert Beals, Irene Beals, Scott Chandler, Susan Smith and husband James; step-children Rick Welch, Patrick Welch, Charles Welch, and Leilani Donahue and her husband Russell; 22 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren. Carol was predeceased by her daughters, Elizabeth and Cheryl Beals, and step-son Michael Welch.

Services at Dole, Childs & Shaw Funeral Home, 148 Main Street, Haverhill will be private. Interment in the spring at Greenwood Cemetery. At the family’s request there will be no calling hours. Donations in her memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701, or to the charity of donor’s choice.

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