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GERALDINE DRISCOLL WELSH, POET AND WRITER

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 11 a.m. Monday in St. Peter's Catholic Church, 44 Lake St., for Geraldine Driscoll Welsh, 89, a published poet and short-story writer and the widow of longtime Le Roy physician Dr. Paul P. Welsh.

Mrs. Welsh died Thursday (Dec. 23, 1999) in United Memorial Medical Center, Batavia, after a brief illness. Burial will be in St. Francis Cemetery.

Valedictorian of her graduating class at Nardin Academy in Buffalo, she edited the literary magazine at D'Youville College in Buffalo, where she received a degree in English.

She was also a talented musician and was organist and choir director of St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Le Roy for many years.

She was regional chairwoman of the Bishop's Committee for Christian Home and Family for more than 40 years, a past president of the Genesee County Medical Society Auxiliary, a past chairwoman of the Ladies of Charity of Genesee County, and a former trustee of the Le Roy Historical Society.

She also served as a member of the parish council of St. Peter's Church and taught Christian doctrine to high school seniors.

Surviving are two sons, Paul P. Jr. of Alexandria, Va., and Genesee County Legislator Michael T. of Le Roy; three daughters, Anne Marie of San Diego, Kathleen Welsh Hennessey of Denver and Rosemary Welsh Evans of Tacoma, Wash.; 11 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

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