A Sacred Moment


Shirley Rita Dooley

April 06, 1928 - October 21, 2016

She loved Jesus, living and breathing her belief and trust in Him

Shirley “Mickey” Dooley, beloved sister, mom, grandmom, great-grandmom, cousin and aunt, passed away October 21, 2016.  She was born in Jersey City, NJ, worked at States Marine and later Eastern Airlines, raised a beautiful family and retired to Washington State.  She loved Jesus, living and breathing her belief and trust in Him.  Her devotion and unwavering love for her family will be cherished forever.

Mickey was predeceased by her husband, Jim Dooley.  She is survived by her sister, June Coari, and her children/spouses: Jim and Anne Dooley, Beth and Doug O’Neill, Debbie and Tom Gangemi, Laurie and John Duffy, Ellen Dooley, and Kathleen and Ed Jones.  She was also blessed with 11 grandchildren: Jim, Colin, Liam, Emily, Dylan, Michael, Anthony, Aidyn, Hannah, Patrick, and Ian; and two great grandchildren, Evalina and Liam.


Services and a celebration of life will be held at a future date in New Jersey, with family and friends.  Details will be available here when arrangements are final.


In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in Mickey’s memory to the Everett Gospel Mission


"And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose." Romans 8:28

"With God all things are possible." Matthew 19.26

"He will take great delight in you, He will quiet you with His love, He will rejoice over you with singing." Zephaniah 3:17

"But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength, they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint." Isiah 40:31

Shiny blue eyes, crystal clear
Gathered memories to fill the years.
Life was simple and often hard
But love was always there to heal the heart.

Your gentle spirit, it held me tight
Carried me softly throughout my life.
Quiet laughter and hidden tears
Your love was always there to calm my fears.

Wishin for time
Wanting another day before goodbye

Wishin for a moment to hold your gentle hands
Wishin for a way to see your face again
Wantin to say how much I love you
And hear you say my name again

L. Duffy

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