Mandy was born July 7, 1977 in Elmira, N.Y., the daughter of Rick Welch and the late Mary Frances (Ashton) Welch. She was a 1995 graduate of Troy High School and received a Bachelor of Science from Mansfield University. Mandy always took great pleasure in time spent with family and friends. She will always be remembered as a devoted wife, mother and daughter. Although being confined to a wheelchair in later years, Mandy was always willing to lend a hand and enjoyed life to the fullest. She always looked forward to time spent together with her husband while helping him in his small engine repair business. Mandy was a woman of the Roman Catholic faith and was a member of St. John’s Nepomucene Catholic Church in Troy, Pa.
She was predeceased by her mother Mary Frances (Ashton) Welch in 2016 and a son, Benjamin O’Connor in 2009.
Friends and family were invited to call Monday Feb. 25, 6-8 p.m. at Pepper Funeral Home & Cremation Facility, 578 Springbrook Dr., Canton. The burial was in Oak Hill Cemetery, Troy, Pa., at the convenience of the family.
In lieu of flowers, consider a donation to the Ronald McDonald House, 745 W. Governor Rd., Hershey, Pa. 17033 or the Muscular Dystrophy Association at www.mda.org/Donate in Amanda’s name. Share memories and condolences at www.pepperfuneralhomes.com