Donald Edward Welcome Obituary

Donald Edward Welcome

Donald Edward Welcome,89, formerly of St. Johnsbury, Vt., passed away Sunday, May 1, 2022, at his home in Westbrookville, N.Y.

Donald was born in St. Johnsbury, Vt. on Sept. 22. 1932, son of Albert Welcome and Lelia (Barrett) Welcome.

He married the one and only love of his life Izetta “Randy” Rand on Nov. 27, 1954. They shared their lives together loving each other till Izetta passed away on July 13, 2019.

He was a wonderful husband and father to his wife and two daughters Dawn Lee Devine and Penny Lynn Deletto. His greatest joy was spending time with his two grandsons Kenneth Edward Autino and Ethan Welcome Deletto. He enjoyed traveling and camping with his family and just being there whenever he could. One of his greatest accomplishments was working for the Grumman Corp on Long Island, N.Y. for more than 20 years, where he was the recipient of the NASA “Silver Snoopy” award for his contribution in the NASA space program (LEM). He also worked on the F14 Tomcat at the Calverton location.

Survivors include his two daughters Dawn Lee and Penny Lynn and his grandsons Kenneth Autino and Ethan Deletto along with several nieces and nephews.

Donald was predeceased by his parents and two brothers Albert and Charles Welcome.

The family is having a private graveside service in May at the Oxbow Cemetery, Newbury, Vt. Pastor Earl Brock will be officiating at the gravesite.

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Ricker Funeral Home & Cremation Care of Woodsville is handling the arrangements.

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