Elizabeth Ann “Betty” Welch, 75, of Tewksbury, passed away peacefully after a period of declining health on Friday, November 24, 2023 at Royal Meadowview Center in North Reading.
She was born in Boston on June 8, 1948 and was a daughter of the late Alexander Michael Welch and the late Helen E. (Sullivan) Welch. The family moved to California shortly after Betty's birth and lived there briefly for about 6 years. Eventually, the family returned to the Boston area settling in Billerica where they lived for about 6 years. In 1962 they relocated to Tewksbury where she was raised and educated.
Betty graduated from Tewksbury Memorial High School with the class of 1966. She began working at Wang Laboratories as a "mail girl" and quickly began climbing the ranks. She worked as a Data Base Administrator and Project Manager for 19 years at Wang winning numerous awards. She traveled extensively within the US while at Wang. She thoroughly enjoyed her job. Betty then moved on to NEC where she remained until 2005 when she began working at Novartis/Getronics in Cambridge. She retired from Getronics after becoming ill in 2008.
Betty loved to dance and enjoyed watching television. She was a news "junkie" and particularly interested in Politics and History. Betty loved to travel, visiting Europe, Venezuela and the Caribbean. Her Irish heritage was a great source of pride to her and she also visited her ancestral home in Ireland several times over the course of her life. She was a generous woman who will be dearly missed.
Betty is survived by her sister, Maureen Costantino of Stoneham, her niece and her nephew, Corie Costantino of Tewksbury and Ryan Costantino and his wife, Melissa, of Stoneham. Additionally she is survived by many cousins and extended family both in the United States and Ireland.
In addition to her parents, she is predeceased by numerous aunts and uncles.
On Wednesday November 29, 2023 all are welcome to attend her calling hours from 9-11 a.m. at McDonough Funeral Home, 14 Highland Street, Lowell 978-458-6816. Her funeral mass will be offered at 12 noon at Immaculate Conception Church, 144 East Merrimack Street, Lowell followed by procession to St. Mary Cemetery for burial.
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