Thomas W. Welch, Jr.
FARMINGTON -- Thomas W. Welch, Jr., 80, of Farmington died on April 1, 2012 due to the chronic effects of his cardiovascular disease.
He was born in Mexico on June 4, 1931. Thomas graduated from Mexico High School class of 1948, and Husson College in 1959 earning his business degree.
He owned Porter Equipment Inc. for 30 years. After selling the business, he volunteered his services to local businesses moving equipment with his service truck. He is a past member of the Farmington Elks Club, Maine Lodge AF&AM (Shriners), and Northern Masonic Jurisdiction, an honorary Member of the Farmington Legion, Fraternal Order of the Eagles, and the West Farmington Fire Department. He enjoyed gardening, playing with his tractors, playing cards, cruising, cutting his wood lots and other outdoor activities. He enjoyed making furniture and reading.
He is survived by his wife, Lorrie; children, Daniel and his wife, Julie, and Judy Welch MD (Perkins) and her husband, Anson; a brother, George Welch and wife, Pauline; three sisters, Virginia Jones and husband, Donsworth, Sally Hutchinson and husband, Leon, and Joyce Welch; step-daughter, Kelly-Jo Levasseur and her husband, Daniel; grandchildren, Daniel Jay, Marissa Welch, Benjamin and Elisabeth Perkins, Chelsea and Evan Levasseur, Roland Tyler and Brian Young; and great-grandchildren, Daniel Shane Welch, Roger Young and Davnee Tyler.
He is predeceased by his parents, Thomas and Sylvia Welch; his first wife, Janet Hinkley Welch; and step-daughter, Sara-Jane Tyler.