Shirley J. Welch

May 31, 1935 ~ March 22, 2023 (age 87) 87 Years Old


Shirley J. Welch, age 87, of Griffith, passed away March 22, 2023. She is survived by her children: Heather McCarthy and Cynthia Welch; grandchildren: Patrick (Shakyla) and Darby; great grandson Memphis O’Shea McCarthy; sister: Mary (Ed) Budny; brothers: Nick (Linda) Budack, Robert Budak; numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband Richard (‘Dick”); parents Eli and Anna; brother Eli; grandson O’Shea Patrick McCarthy; sister June (late Tom) Welch; Danny Budak.

A Memorial Mass will be held on Friday, March 31, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. DIRECTLY at St. Mary Catholic Church located at 525 N. Broad St. Griffith, Indiana with Father Theodore Mens celebrating. Inurnment will be at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood, Illinois.

Shirley retired from Highland Pharmacy where she worked for many years. She was a longtime faithful member of St. Mary Catholic Church and a member of The Griffith Historical Society. Her family was very important to her. She especially enjoyed being a grandma and great grandma. Her favorite saying was FROG (Fully Rely On God).

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Memorial Mass
March 31, 2023

10:00 AM
St. Mary Catholic Church
525 N. Broad St.
Griffith, IN 46319


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