DANVERS-Mrs. Audrey Marion (Welch) King, 98, of Danvers, beloved wife of the late Charles R. King, passed away Thursday, June 11, 2020 at Adviniacare Grosvenor Park in Salem.
Born in Lynn she was the daughter of the late Hollis and Marion (Walden) Welch. She attended Lynn public schools through seventh grade and was a graduate of the former Holten High School in Danvers.
During World War II she was the Assistant Clerk of the Selective Services Board in Danvers for several years. Following the war Audrey embarked on a long career with the Town of Danvers in various secretarial positions settling in the Electrical Department for over 30 years. She had also been employed with her husband at Kings Texaco Station keeping the books for several years. Audrey had an eye for detail, a strong work ethic and a no nonsense attitude when it came to business.
A longtime resident of the Town of Danvers, she was an active member of Maple Street Congregational Church. Audrey and her husband enjoyed traveling together which they did every chance they got. She enjoyed lunching with her close circle of friends, needle point and ceramics. Audrey was outspoken, feisty and generous to those in need and will be deeply missed by her family and friends.
Surviving Audrey are her cousins, John Hamlet and his wife Barbara of Attleboro, Judith Butler of Brentwood, NH, Peter Mackey and his wife Mary of Lexington and Paul Mackey of Mirror Lake, NH.
ARRANGEMENTS: A private graveside service was held in Walnut Grove Cemetery. Assisting the family with the arrangements is the Peterson-O’Donnell Funeral Home, 167 Maple St., (Rte. 62) Danvers. Expressions of sympathy may be made in Audrey’s memory to Danvers People to People Food Pantry, P.O. Box 2076, Danvers, MA 01923. Sharing written remembrances and condolences, during this time will be essential in helping Audrey’s family reminisce, celebrate and heal. We encourage you to share your memories of Audrey by visiting her eternal tribute at www.odonnellfuneralservice.com.
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