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EMBDEN -- Eleanor C. "Auntie" Welch, 81, passed away peacefully Feb. 25, 2013, at her home with her little dog Sara Lee by her side. She was born Oct. 7, 1931, in Rome, the daughter of Joseph and Jenell (Freeman) Welch.

After high school, she went on to become a registered nurse and worked for the state hospital in Rhode Island for many years before coming to Maine. Eleanor was a kind and loving person. She took care to make sure her birds and deer were always well fed. She also loved her flowers and made the world a prettier place with her beautiful gardens.

Eleanor is survived by and sadly missed by her nephew, Jeffrey Welch, and her great-niece, Shannon Welch, both of Embden; her best friend, Jean Welch, of Augusta; her favorite granddaughter, Carrie Jackson, of Brewer; as well as a very sad dog, Sammy, and a cat called Fancy. She is also survived by seven children. She was predeceased by her parents; three brothers; three sisters; and one child.

A special thanks to Dr. Charles Kriegel, her doctor for more than 30 years. Also, special thanks to Dan & Scott's Cremation & Funeral Service.

A celebration of life will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 23, 2013, at her nephew's home at 40 Wentworth Road, Embden. A pot luck meal will be served; please bring a casserole to contribute, if you can.

In lieu of flowers, friends wishing may make a donation in Eleanor's memory to Somerset Humane Society, P.O. Box 453, Skowhegan, ME 04976.

Arrangements under the care and direction of Dan & Scott's Cremation & Funeral Service, 445 Waterville Road, Skowhegan.

Published in Central Maine on Mar. 1, 2013