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Daniel "Danny" E. Welch, Jr.

Daniel "Danny" E. Welch, Jr.

May 29, 1964 - Sep 23, 2022

Daniel "Danny" E. Welch, Jr. - Obituary


aniel Edward Welch – known to his family and friends as Danny – passed away peacefully surrounded by his family and close friends on Friday, September 23, 2022 at Anne Arundel Medical Center after a prolonged struggle with multiple illnesses that limited his body but never his spirit. Danny was born to the late Bettianne and Daniel Welch on May 29, 1964 in Red Bank, New Jersey. As a toddler, Danny courageously fought and eventually beat a rare form of childhood cancer. He was left with physical scars that lingered but never dampened his cheerful enthusiasm for life. Danny spent his childhood summers with his beloved Aunt “Pudgie” and Uncle Billy Black of Atlantic Highlands, New Jersey, where he worked and served as the informal “ambassador” of Connors On the Shore - the family beach club - and enjoyed pizza and juke box music at his favorite Briody’s restaurant. Danny graduated from James Madison High School in Vienna, Virginia in 1984, and went to work as a mail clerk at the law firm of Maguire Woods Battle & Booth, where he was a dedicated and joyful employee for more than 15 years. He sang in the choir at St. Mark Catholic Church in Vienna, played softball, watched baseball, cheered on his beloved Redskins, and enjoyed many activities with his family whom he treasured throughout his life. He most especially adored his nieces and nephews, and never tired of hearing about their accomplishments. His proudest role was simply being Uncle Danny. Danny lived and worked at Arundel Lodge in Edgewater, Maryland until 2015, when his health declined and he moved to Heritage Harbour Health & Rehabilitation. He remained his friendly, outgoing self to his caregivers, his family, and all who knew him until the very end of his life. Danny is survived by his sister, Christa Bellanca of Annapolis, Maryland; his brother, James Nicholas Welch, of Tustin, California; his nieces, Justine Welch and Isabel Grim; his nephews, Robert James Welch and Tilghman Grim; and his loving cousins, Michelle & John Mercure, Nick & Dawn Fisch, and their children, Alexander, Nicholas, Aimee and Kierra. A Memorial Mass will be held on Saturday, November 5, 2022 at 9 AM at St. Mary's Catholic Church, 109 Duke of Gloucester St., Annapolis. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Danny’s honor to Arundel Lodge. Online condolences may be offered using the Memories tab on the left side of this page.