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Doris Catherine Dunn, 83, La Plata

Doris Catherine Dunn, 83, of La Plata, formerly of Leonardtown, died Dec. 28, 2012, at home.

Born Aug. 30, 1929, she was the daughter of the late Lloyd Joseph and the late Elizabeth Violet Pilkerton Quade.

She received her GED in 1968 and worked as a supply clerk for St. Mary’s Hospital for 37 years, retiring in 1980.

She was a lifelong resident of St. Mary’s County. In 2004 when she and her husband Joseph moved to La Plata to stay with their son Jim and family. She enjoyed reading, oil painting, crafts and plants.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Manley “Dinky” Dunn, whom she married Jan. 15, 1951, at St. Aloysius Catholic Church, Leonardtown.

She is survived by her children, J. Ronnie Dunn of California, Janet Wenger of New Holland, Pa., and James Dunn of La Plata.

A service was held Dec. 31 at Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home, Leonardtown. Burial took place at Charles Memorial Gardens, Leonardtown.

Pallbearers were Ronnie Dunn, Jim Dunn, Tim Wenger, Chip Fenwick, Michael Collins and Pat Collins.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Charles County, 2505 Davis Road Waldorf, MD 20603.