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Painesville Location

1000 Mentor Avenue Painesville, Ohio 44077

Willoughby Location

38001 Euclid Avenue Willoughby, Ohio 44094

Mentor Location

6330 Center Street Mentor, Ohio 44060


Nancy M. Welsh (nee Fortenbaugh)

3/05/1951 - 7/19/2023

Nancy M. Welsh (nee Fortenbaugh), age 72 of Willoughby, passed away July 19th, 2023 at Hillcrest Hospital surrounded by her family. She was born, March 5th, 1951 in Cleveland to the late Richard and Eleanor Fortenbaugh.

Nancy was a retired teacher who served schools in Euclid, Mentor and Willoughby-Eastlake for over 35 plus years. She ran into her former students everywhere she went and would reminisce and laugh with all of them. Her biggest love was being a mother to her three sons. She was a devoted lifelong friend to the Sisters Of My Heart and the Jolly Girls whom she met at Notre Dame Academy. She will be dearly missed by all who knew her.

Nancy was the loving mother of Colin Welsh and the late Patrick and Kevin Welsh; dearest sister of Donna (Larry) Lipfird, Rosanne Bryan, Richard Fortenbaugh, and Ted (Stacy) Fortenbaugh; beloved aunt and great aunt of many; and her cherished Sisters Of My Heart, including Peggy, Mary Pat, Regina and Mary Catherine and all the Jolly Girls.

The family will receive friends from 4:00 – 7:00 PM Monday, July 24th, 2023 at Jeff Monreal Funeral Home, 1000 Mentor Ave., Painesville. A Funeral Mass will be held at 9:30 AM Tuesday at St. John Vianney Church, 7575 Bellflower Rd., Mentor. A burial will follow at All Souls Cemetery in Chardon Twp.

Donations can be made in Nancy’s name to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation www.cff.org/


July 25, 2023


9:30 AM


St. John Vianney Church

7575 Bellflower Rd. Mentor,