Walter “Barry” Welcome of Westford, Vietnam Veteran
Walter “Barry” Welcome, 67, of Westford died peacefully on Friday night, December 15, 2017 in Home Hospice care after a prolonged illness. He is married to his devoted wife, Lou (Amelia) Welcome who lovingly supported him and would have celebrated their 44th wedding anniversary on August 11, 2018.
Born in Lowell he was the son of the late Walter R. Welcome and Eleanor (Hamel) Welcome.
Barry graduated from Lowell High School with the class of 1969 and attended the Berklee College of Music in Boston until drafted into the US Army during the Vietnam War Era.
He was a member of the American Legion Post 313 of North Chelmsford.
Barry was an avid musician and music teacher. In his youth he toured with Herb Reed and the Platters. He loved all music genres and could play many instruments with a concentration on guitar, saxophone and keyboards. He enjoyed playing football while a student and watching Patriots football every season.
Besides his wife he is survived by his sister, Bonnie Burrows of Lowell, nephew, Christopher Burrows, niece, Kimberly Anick and her husband, Jason of Portsmouth, NH, sister, Cheryl Welcome and niece, Emma Webster of Lowell, brother, Raymond Welcome and niece, Kacey Wilson of Lowell, brother, Mark Welcome of Concord, NH, brother, Scott Welcome and his wife, Cristina and nephew, Christian of Lawrence, and sister, Michelle Welcome and nephew, Jai Hylton of Fitchburg.
Visitation Thursday 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. with a Funeral Service at 11:00 a.m. at the DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 106 MIDDLESEX ST. CHELMSFORD, MA. Memorials may be made in his name to either LGH Cancer Center, 295 Varnum Ave., Lowell, MA 01854 or to the VNA Hospice of Woburn, 100 Trade Center, Woburn, MA 01801. ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 978-251-4041. Guestbook at www.dolanfuneralhome.com