28 January 2011

Funeral Card Friday -- Michael J Welsh

Michael J Welsh was my uncle. Specifically he was mom's mother's father's brother. His remembrance card - in addition to offering his brith and death dates - also alludes to his residence and religion. The funeral home - Worrell & Kuzo - is THE funeral home in Kennett Square, Chester County, PA. The quote on his card is that of Cardinal Newman, indicating he was a practicing Roman Catholic.

His obit to the right of the car shows that he did in fact live in Kennett and attended the Church of St Patrick in Kennett. The church is a Roman Catholic parish within the Archdiocease of Philadelphia.

The obit reads:
Michael J Welsh, 75, died Monday night at his home, 503 Magnolia St., Kennett Square.
Mr. Welsh was born in Shenandoah, PA, the son of the late Michael and Anna Keating Walsh. He had been a resident of the Unionville-Kennett area since 1941. He formerly resided in Phoenixville.
He was last employed as an attendant at the Devereux School, West Chester. He retired in 1963.
Mr. Welsh was a member of the Church of St. Patrick, Kennett Square.
Surviving is a niece, Mrs.Lloyd Still with whom he resided, and several other nieces and nephews.
(A requim mass) for Michael J Welsh was celebrated at the Church of St Patrick, Kennett Square, yesterday by the Rev. Richard B. Ward, pastor.
Interment was in St Patrick's Cemetery. Bearers were Raymond C. and Joseph M. Welsh, James Donahoe, Thomas G. Still, Joseph P. Ruczhak, Jr., and Dennis O'Flaherty.

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