Charlotte (Welch) Scanlon BELLOWS FALLS, Vt. — Charlotte “Chadie” (Welch) Scanlon passed away at the Jack Byrne Center in Lebanon, New Hampshire, on Sunday, Oct. 4, 2020. Born on March 18, 1935, in Bellows Falls, she was the daughter of Robert M. and Catherine N. (Gee) Welch. She was a “Gageville Girl” and attended grade school in North Westminster. She was a graduate of the Bellows Falls High School class of 1954. Charlotte and her twin sister, Shirley, were designated “Class Gigglers” by their classmates; we will miss Chadie’s laugh. Her first job after graduation was at Gay’s Express/Holmes Systems Clearing as receptionist/switchboard operator. She later worked for many years in the OS&D Department at St. Johnsbury Trucking, Bellows Falls, and then at ABF Freight Systems in Putney before her retirement in 2000. Married to Walter Scanlon on June 23, 1968, in Bellows Falls, she enjoyed 39 years of marriage with him until his death on Jan. 2, 2007. She was also predeceased by her parents. She was an active member and volunteer at the Bellows Falls Senior Center and also a member of The Red Hat Society. She is survived by her six sisters, Barbara Stickney and husband Richard, Marion Hess and husband Roland, her twin sister, Shirley Scofield and husband Paul, Marjorie Jankiewicz and husband William, Eleanor Kay Stack and husband James and Catherine Welch and husband Michael Davidson. She is also survived by many nieces nephews, great-nieces and -nephews. A Mass will be celebrated at St. Charles Church on Friday, Oct. 9, at 11 a.m. with burial immediately following in St. Charles Cemetery in Westminster, Vermont. Donations in Charlotte’s memory can be made to the Bellows Falls Senior Center.
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