It is with deep regret the Concord Police Department announces the passing of retired Officer John “Carlie” Welsh. Please join us in keeping Carlie and his family in your thoughts and prayers.
John Carl “Carlie” Welsh, 78, of Concord, retired Officer, Concord Police Dept., died peacefully on Tuesday, November 7, 2017.
He was the beloved husband for 24 years of the late Marie (Brown) Welsh; Loving father of Carla of Concord, John and his wife Wendy of Acton, Jennifer Ward and her husband Dan of Stow. Devoted grandfather of Thomas Carl Ward and Carolyn Marie Ward, both of Stow; Brother of Sandra Ward of Stow; predeceased by his brothers Clarke and Frankie; Brother-in-law of Betty Wilson of Riverview, N.B., Canada. He is also survived by many cherished nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Thursday, November 9th from 4 to 8 pm in the Dee Funeral Home, 27 Bedford Street, Concord Center. His funeral service will be on Friday, November 10th at 10 am in the Farrar Chapel of the Dee Funeral Home. Burial with military honors will follow at St. Bernard’s Cemetery in Concord.
Concord’s Town Flag will fly at half-staff on Friday, November 10th in recognition of his honorable service in the U.S. Air Force.
In lieu of flowers, gifts may be made in Carl’s memory to the Rose Monahan Hospice Home at VNA Care, Fund Development, 199 Rosewood Drive, Suite 180, Danvers, MA 01923 or via www.vnacare.org or the Concord Police Relief Association, 219 Walden Street, Concord, MA 01742.
Arrangements are under the care of the Dee Funeral Home of Concord.
Visitation: Thursday November 9th 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Service: Friday November 10th 10:00 AM
Farrar Chapel of the Dee Funeral Home
Burial: St. Bernard’s Cemetery
Dee Funeral Home of Concord
27 Bedford Street
Concord, MA 01742