Funeral services held for Springfield firefighter

Hampden County

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Funeral services were held on Thursday for late Springfield firefighter Kevin Welz. 

The funeral was held at the Sacred Heart Church in Springfield. Welz grew up in Springfield and served as a firefighter in the city for 32 years. 

He retired from the department two-years-ago. 

The State Professional Fire Fighters Union said Welz died last week from occupational cancer. 

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