Katherine Jane Welsh, 58, of Cornelius, NC, formerly of Northbrook, Il and Montclair, died on Nov. 27, 2018.

Mrs. Welsh was born and raised in Montclair, on July 10, 1960 to the late Francis and Mary Welsh. She attended local schools and graduated from Montclair High School in 1978, Gettysburg College in 1982, and the New York School of Law in 1985.

Mrs. Welsh was a true Jersey Girl. She loved the shore and Bruce Springsteen. Much to the delight of her father, she followed in his footsteps and became a lawyer. In the early 1990s, she worked for the FDIC (Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation), where she met her husband. They lived in Connecticut, San Francisco and Chicago, adopting three Chinese girls along the way. She gave birth to a son. When Mrs. Welsh learned her son was disabled, she became interested in special education and became a teacher.

She is survived by her husband, Louis DiPietro of Cornelius; four children, Sarah, Jack, Jenna and Grace; four brothers, Frank, Chuck, John and Howard Welsh; along with numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorial contributions may be made to FRAXA, 10 Prince Place, Newburyport, MA 01950. Raymer-Kepner Funeral Home is serving the family. Online condolences may be made at raymerfh.com.