James Wade Welch, 79, lifelong resident of Wells, passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 2, 2021.
James was born on February 4, 1942 to Wade and Annie (Boston) Welch in Wells. James attended Wells School Systems and enlisted in the U.S. Army in March 1964; serving two years. For many years, Jim worked at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard.
He is survived by his daughter Shelly (Welch) Pray and husband Mark Pray of Scarborough, son Jim Welch, Jr and his partner Ann and grandson Devin Shelton all of Sanford; sister, Patricia Palmer and her husband Keith of Newfield as well as many nieces and nephews.
At Jim’s request, there will be no public services. The family will hold a small ceremony at his burial in the Oceanview Cemetery in Wells.
The family wishes to express their gratitude to the staff at New England Cancer Specialist in Kennebunk for the wonderful care they provided these past two years and to the Gosnell Memorial Hospice in Scarborough during his final week of life.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Gosnell Memorial Hospice House, 390 US Route 1, Scarborough, ME 04074 www.hospiceofsouthernmaine.com
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Gosnell Memorial Hospice
11 Hunnewell Drive, Scarborough ME 04074