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CALLAHAN, Joan E. “Betty” (Welton), of Braintree, formerly of Waltham, passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by her loving family, on January 9, 2022, after a long battle with Alzheimer’s, at the age of 88. Born in Waltham , Betty grew up and lived in Waltham. She was a retired assembler at Haemonetics in Braintree, where she had worked for many years. A devoted wife, mother, sister, grandmother and friend, Betty will be greatly missed by all who were blessed to have known her. Betty was the wife of the late John J. Callahan, Jr. Loving mother of Deborah Callahan of Braintree, Patricia Callahan of Easton and Diane Hargadon and her husband Paul of Mansfield. Devoted sister of Barbara Moran of FL and the late Murray B. Welton, Jr. Cherished “Nana” to Kevin Michael Hargadon and Michael Logan Hargadon. Daughter of the late Murray and Hilda (Smith) Welton. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend a visitation on Thursday, January 13th from 10:00 – 11:00 AM in the Cartwright-Venuti Funeral Home, 845 Washington Street, Braintree. A Funeral Service will follow at 11:00 AM in the Funeral Home. Burial in the Braintree Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in her name to the VNA Hospice and Palliative Care, Fund Development Office, 199 Rosewood Dr., Suite 180, Danvers, MA 01923-4539. Covid restrictions are in place at the funeral home and face coverings are required. For directions or to leave a sympathy message for the family, visit

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