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Elaine Welch

March 13, 1934 ~ February 26, 2024 (age 89) 89 Years Old

Elaine Welch Obituary

Elaine Carofano Welch, age 89, passed away peacefully on Feb. 26, 2024. Elaine was born on March 13, 1934, and was a life-long resident of West Haven. She graduated from West Haven High School, which she enjoyed and was very social, participating in many activities including art club, the yearbook committee, planning events, and was co-captain of the school majorette squad. She was a talented artist and extremely creative, meticulous at whatever she was working in. She had many friends among whom she was often considered the life of the party. Elaine had a gift for humor and making people laugh, and had a smile that everyone loved.

Elaine was an animal lover all of her life and enjoyed nature. She traveled the county with her husband of 31 years, the late Malcolm Welch.  They saw many different landscapes and enjoyed their adventures very much.

Elaine always worked and eventually had her own decorating business painting and wallpapering, Interiors by Elaine.

Elaine leaves her two daughters, Debra Bettley (Richard) of Hamden, and Diane DiMassa of Bridgeport, CT, her sister Joan Pepe of Orange and many nieces, nephews, grandchildren, and great-granddaughter.  She spent her last active years enjoying West Haven with her beau of many years, Clarence Brainard of West Haven.

Elaine is predeceased by her brother Leo Carofano, and her sister, Connie Hubbard.

Her family would like to thank the entire staff at Seacrest Assisted Living facility for their excellent care and genuine humanity. It was of great comfort.

Visitation will be held on Saturday morning from 9-10:30am at the West Haven Funeral Home at the Green.  A funeral service will commence in the funeral home, Saturday at 10:30am.  Interment will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the West Haven Animal Shelter, 7 Collis St., West Haven, CT 06516.



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March 2, 2024

9:00 AM to 10:30 AM
West Haven Funeral Home
662 Savin Avenue
West Haven, CT 06516

Funeral Service
March 2, 2024

10:30 AM
West Haven Funeral Home
662 Savin Avenue
West Haven, CT 06516


Oak Grove Cemetery
871 Campbell Avenue
West Haven, CT 06516


West Haven Animal Shelter
7 Collis Street, West Haven CT 06516
Tel: 1-203-937-3642
Web: https://www.cityofwesthaven.com/151/Animal-Shelter


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