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Doris Gertrude Welch, 81, of Benedict died March 12, 2013, at Prince George’s Hospital Center in Cheverly.

Born Feb. 7, 1932, in Washington, D.C., She was the daughter of the late John M. Richards and the late Carrie G. Richards.

She was a homemaker and enjoyed taking care of her family and her dog, Joy. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Adolph F. Welch; son, Donald F. Welch; and brothers, John M. Richards Jr. and William N. Richards.

She is survived by her son, Robert Welch (Teresa) of Mechanicsville; grandchildren, Jason Welch (Lindsey), Amy Welch (Darin) and Brian Welch (Tina); and four great-grandchildren, Lacie, Addison, Tyler and Bianka.

The family will receive friends Sunday, March 17, from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 6 to 8 p.m., with prayers to be said at 6 p.m., at Brinsfield-Echols Funeral Home in Charlotte Hall. A funeral service will be held Monday, March 18, at 10 a.m. at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church in Benedict. Interment will follow at Trinity Memorial Gardens in Waldorf.