Donald Morris Welch SR, 75, formerly of Center Harbor, died April 16, 2013 at Genesis Elder Care Center, Laconia, after a long illness. Born in Arlington, Massachusetts on December 1, 1937, he was the son of Paul R. SR. and Gertrude (Morris) Welch. He grew up in Arlington and graduated from Arlington High School. Donald also attended Northeastern University. He moved to Meredith in 1978 and then became a resident of Center Harbor in 1982. After working in the drafting and Mechanical engineering field in Massachusetts for many years, he owned and operated Micro-Pak, Inc, in Gilford, for twenty years. Donald was an avid painter and enjoyed painting landscapes and was a member of the Belknap Art Association. He also was a diehard New England Sports fan and loved classic cars. Donald is survived by his wife of fifty-four years, Helen “Nancy” C. (Pierce) Welch of Meredith, sons, Donald M. Welch JR, of Moultonborough, Thomas J. Welch of Meredith, Shawn M. Welch of New Durham, daughters, Deborah E. Welch of Meredith, Karen M. Bartlett of Manchester, eleven grandchildren, brother, Paul R. Welch JR of Marshfield, MA, sister Dorothy Bolton of Stowe, MA, several nieces and nephews. Calling hours will be held in the Mayhew Funeral Home, Routes #3 and #104, Meredith, on Friday, April 19th, 1pm to 3pm. A funeral service will follow at 3pm, with the Rev. Peter Dumont officiating. Burial will be held at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association of NH, 480 Pleasant St, Watertown, MA. 02427.