Sharon A. Welch


Sharon A. Welch, 73, of Scott Lane, Keeseville, died Saturday, March 9, 2019, at the UVM Health Network, CVPH in Plattsburgh, with her loving family by her side.
She was born in Plattsburgh, Oct. 21, 1945, the daughter of Fred and Helen (Martin) LaFountain. Sharon was a devoted and loving wife, mother, and grandmother. When her children were grown and moved on with their lives, she picked and packed apples locally.
She enjoyed spending time with her family and gambling and especially loved traveling with the love of her life, best friend and husband, Howard. Sharon was one of the strongest, selfless, caring and loving women you would ever meet. She was deeply loved and will be forever missed by her family.
Left to cherish the memory of Sharon are, her husband of 56 years, Howard W. Welch, who she married Feb. 9, 1963, in St. John's Church in Keeseville; four children, Pamela J. (William) Seaver, April (George Sr.) Mudd, Russell (Stephanie Winner), and Shari Welch; ten grandchildren, Brittany Chasse, Brandy (Byron) Strouse, Shannon Hoffman, Hillary Sprague, George Mudd Jr., Elizabeth Mudd, Faith Mudd, Shane (Destiny) Welch, and Bryan Welch; 10 great-grandchildren; and brother, Stanley (June) LaFountain.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her eldest granddaughter, Heather Ann "Headie" Blaise, March 28, 2001; and brother, Sherwood "Woody" LaFountain, April 20, 2017.
At Sharon's request there will be no public calling hours or services.
Donations in her memory may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
Arrangements are in the care of the Hamilton Funeral Home, 124 Clinton Street, Keeseville, 834-7667. To offer an online condolence, share a symbolic gesture, or share a photo in memory of Sharon Welch please visit
Published on March 11, 2019
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10 posts

Gerry and a Harold Goodsell
Mar 16, 2019
Thinking of April and her family in the lost of her Dear Mother, May she Rest In Peace.
Harold and Ginny Welch
Mar 15, 2019
We are so sorry to hear this news. Our prayers are with you and your family during this time.
April Mudd
Mar 12, 2019
My mom was the most amazing women ever known,,we are broken and will never be the same,she was the most kind hearted women I've ever known I love you so much momma,,,
Chris, Cathy & Bri Kinner
Mar 12, 2019
So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Gloria Edmunds
Mar 12, 2019
Can remember when you lived with us and we went to night school because you didn’t want to go alone sorry for your loss.
Madge Kokenburg
Mar 12, 2019
May the peace of God be with Sharon and her family, now and forever.
Trudie Picknell
Mar 12, 2019
I want my family to know I am so sorry for your loss. She was a good woman and she rests with dad. I love you all!
Raymond & Bonnie Trombley
Mar 11, 2019
A Good Friend and a Strong Person!
Joyce Baker and family
Mar 11, 2019
Sending my condolences and prayers to the family. She will greatly be missed.
Patricia Blaise
Mar 10, 2019
Was always together as children.Grew up in the same neighborhood. Bubby .I am so sorry for your loss.I had no idea that she was sick.No one had told me.