Dorothy Irene (Dmohoski) Doyle of Leesburg, Virginia, passed away peacefully January 27, 2015. Dorothy was born in Sharon, Pennsylvania, to John and Stella Dmochowski (later Dmohowski). She was the youngest and last survivor of six children (Walter, Frances, Stanley, Jean, and Regina). Her family later moved to Washington, DC in the late 1930's, where she graduated from St. Anthony's Catholic High School (45), and Strayer College.
Beloved wife of the late Joseph Timothy Doyle, whom she married in 1950, she followed him to the many locations his journalism jobs took him while raising their growing family. Dorothy was a loving mother of seven children (Joseph James Doyle, Joseph Thomas Doyle, Stephen James Doyle, Larraine Stella Beegle, Thomas Timothy Doyle, Kathleen Marjorie Shaughnessy, and Linda Marie Green). She was happiest when she gathered her family around her, enjoying company, and taking care of their needs.
Dorothy worked for various firms as a secretary and for over 30 years as a crossing guard. She was once recognized as a local hero after saving the lives of several school children. She modestly refused any recognition. She continued her crossing guard duties into her early 80s.
Dorothy enjoyed visiting with her two sons in Colorado and Arizona and back home with her other four children in Maryland and Virginia where she was always available for family events. Later in life, she was blessed with 13 grandchildren (Brian, Jennifer, Kristen, Daniel, Kenneth, Amy, Jessica, Sophia, Kelly, Niklas, Mary, Thomas, and James). Dorothy will be remembered for her passion to help people. She gave more than she took. Her kind and gentle ways will always be admired by her family and all those who knew her. Her spirit will remain in all of our hearts forever. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The American Cancer Society
Memorial Mass at St. Camillus Church, 1600 St. Camillus Drive, Silver Spring, MD, on Saturday, February 7, 2015 at 10 a.m. and Interment Gate of Heaven Cemetery. www.collinsfuneralhome.com
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