Anna Patricia Johnson Welch died at her home, the Cedars on the shore of Lake Champlain, on January 7, 2017. She was born in Springfield, VT October 29, 1927. “Pat” attended Springfield schools, the College of William and Mary and graduated from the University of Vermont in 1949 with a B.S. degree in Banking, Finance and Insurance. She worked at the Shawmut Bank in Boston, MA until marrying Stephen Townsend Welch of Poughkeepsie, NY in St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Springfield, VT on June 27, 1953.
She leaves her husband Steve, their children and families: Peter Jonathan Welch, wife Nancy Conant, son Jonathan; David Daniel Welch; Donald Joseph Welch, wife Traci, daughter Sarah; Alan George Welch, wife Donna, children Brittany and Bradley; Andrea Virginia Welch Heller, husband David, daughters Lauren and Kristen; son-in-law Wallace Orr and cousins in the United States and Sweden.
She was predeceased by her parents Virginia Frances Slack Johnson in 1983 and Governor Joseph Blaine Johnson in 1986; daughter Linda Catherine Welch in 2014; and grandson Philip Blaine Welch in 1991.
There will be no visiting hours. A funeral will be held on Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at 11:00 in St. Peter’s Catholic Church, Vergennes, VT. Burial will be in the spring.