EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA

July 17, 2013

Bernice L. Welch


Merrimac, MA — Bernice Louise Welch, age 76, died unexpectedly Wednesday morning, July 10, 2013, at Merrimack Valley Hospital in Haverhill.

Born in York, Maine, she was the daughter of the late Edward and Elsie (McCoy) Welch and was a graduate of York High School.

Bernice was an accomplished dressmaker, as well as an expert crocheter and for many years ran her own business, The Pleasant Shop. As a talented crafter, she created many unique keepsakes for her family and friends.

She moved to Merrimac several years ago to be closer to her sister and her nieces and nephews, whom she considered more like her children and grandchildren, and she also enjoyed her time spent at Sarah’s Place in Haverhill.

Her survivors include her sister, Dorothy M. Britton of Merrimac, along with several generations of nieces and nephews, and many dear friends.

ARRANGEMENTS: Funeral services and interment will be private for the family and there will be no visiting hours. Arrangements are by Paul C. Rogers Family Funeral Home, 36 West Main Street, Merrimac.