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Thelma L. “Mom Mom” Welch

September 28, 1940 - March 7, 2021

Thelma L. “Mom Mom” Welch, age 80, of Newark, DE, passed away on Sunday, March 7, 2021.

Born in Wilmington, DE, on September 28, 1940, she was a daughter of the late Merritt B. and Mary (Faries) Clough, Sr. Mom Mom made her career as a food preparer within the catering industry.

In addition to her parents, Mom Mom was preceded in death by her siblings, John S. Clough, Sr. and Carol Ann Fontecchio. She is survived by her daughter, Mary C. Welch of Newark; siblings, Merritt B. Clough, Jr. (Nancy) of Newark, Mary Williams (John) of Georgia and James Clough of California; granddaughters, Carol A. Welch and Dorinda R. Welch, both of Newark; great granddaughter, Hamidah Onaneye; and caretaker, Eric Geller of Newark.

All services will be held privately.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Mom Mom’s memory to the Helen F. Graham Cancer Center, c/o Christiana Care, P.O. Box 1668, Wilmington, DE 19899.


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  • Miss you, Mom.