Linda Lee (Gillander) Welch, 78, of Boscawen, NH, passed away peacefully on Sunday, June 5, 2022, after a long illness.
Linda was born in Hanover, NH on January 9, 1944, to Clayton and Ruth (Bradley) Gillander. Linda graduated from Spaulding High School in Barre, VT., and enjoyed many years as a bookkeeper, property manager and realtor in NH and a realtor in Naples, FL.
Linda was married to Carl on October 17, 1964; they were married 57 years.
Linda enjoyed shopping, flowers/gardening, and spending time with her family and friends. She was also actively involved in the Red Hat Ladies and often volunteered with voting registration.
Linda is survived by her husband, Carl Welch; daughter Debra (Welch) Scoville and husband Maurice Scoville of Derry, NH; son Mark Welch and wife Allison (McNeil) Welch of Loudon, NH; brothers Richard Gillander of lower Graniteville, VT and Clayton Gillander of Webster, NH; grandchildren Amber (Welch) Signer, Katie Scoville, Christian Welch, and Sara Scoville; and several nieces and nephews, all of whom she loved deeply.
Linda is preceded in death by parents Clayton and Ruth (Bradley) Gillander, sister Theresa (Gillander) DePaolis, and daughter Jennifer (Welch) St.Cyr.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be given to MA/NH Chapter-Alzheimers Association. The Welch family wishes to extend a special thanks to the SCU and Hospice Unit staff at Merrimack County Nursing Home in Boscawen, NH, for loving our mother, “Linda Lou”, with their utmost care.
Family and friends are invited to gather Thursday, June 9, 2022, 10:30am-12:30pm at Phaneuf Funeral Homes & Crematorium, 172 King Street, Boscawen, NH. Funeral service will begin at 12:30 in the funeral home chapel and burial will follow immediately at South Road Cemetery, South Road in Belmont.