Leon W. Welch, Jr., age 96, passed away Thursday May 17, 2018 at his home. He was the beloved husband of Marilyn M. Welch. Leon was a World War II Veteran serving in the U.S. Coast Guard. After the war he worked at SNET as an installation foreman retiring after 42 years. Leon loved carpentry and could build anything, even building a sailboat as a teen. Besides his wife of 70 years, he is survived by his five children: Lynn (Steven) Wheeler of NH; Michael Welch of Orange; Mark (Cheryl) Welch of Milford; Lorie (Michael) Adams of KS; and Holly (Stephen) Walsh of MA; and eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Leon was predeceased by his sister Barbara Welch.