LARRY D. WELCH

Posted Sept. 25, 2008, at 11:17 p.m.

SORRENTO – Larry D. Welch Sr., 58, died Aug. 28, 2006, surrounded by his family at a local hospital. Larry was born June 9, 1948, in Ellsworth, the son of Earl and Marion Welch Sr. He grew up in Sorrento and graduated from Sumner High School. Larry was a true sportsman enjoying all that the Maine outdoors has to offer. He is survived by five sons, Larry “Smoky” Welch Jr. and Jessica of Ellsworth, Michael Welch and Monica of Ellsworth, Douglas Welch of Raleigh, N.C., Matthew Welch of Portland and Justin Carter of Portland; five grandchildren, Tiffany Lawonn, Megan Welch, Abby Welch, Alana Welch and Rylee Welch; two brothers, Earl “Buster” Welch and wife, Gay, of Sorrento and Edward Welch of Machias; three sisters, Beatrice Abbott and husband, Andrew, Nancy Tracy and husband, Curtis and Joyce Bierman and husband, Dan, all of Sorrento; many nieces and nephews. Larry was predeceased by one sister, Gloria Gunning. A funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 31, at Bragdon-Kelley-Campbell Funeral Home, Ellsworth, with the Rev. John J. Austin officiating. Burial will be held after the service in the family lot at Riverside Cemetery, Hancock. www.bragdonkelley.com

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