Nancy Jane Kobbs

Rochester, Vt. — Nancy Jane Kobbs, 64, of Rochester, died unexpectedly, Monday, Jan. 13, 2014, at her home.

She was born Dec. 7, 1949, in Medford, Mass.; the daughter of James and Evelyn (Laperdini) Welch. She was raised in Massachusetts and had lived in New York City until moving to Randolph in 1989. Nancy had been a home caregiver, and had worked with Hearts at Home. She helped many people through her 34 year membership in Alcoholics Anonymous. She enjoyed her dogs, walking in the Hollow, and visits to the ocean.

Survivors include her husband, Joseph Kobbs of Rochester; daughters, Megan Kobbs of Waterbury and Jenny Kobbs of Rochester; son, Joseph Kobbs of South Royalton; mother, Evelyn Welch; brother, Jeff Welch, both of Medford, Mass.; and four grandchildren.

Memorial services will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 19 at the Day Funeral Home in Randolph, with Pastor Thomas Harty, officiating. Calling hours are from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Contributions in her memory may be made to Chandler Center for the Arts, 71-73 N. Main Street, Randolph, VT 05060. Online condolences may be left at