Dolores Virginia Michelli Peake
Dolores Virginia Michelli Peake
  • June 6, 1944 - May 1, 2016
  • Grottoes, Virginia

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Dolores Virginia Michelli Peake, 71, a resident of Grottoes, passed away on Sunday, May 1, 2016.

She was born in Baltimore, Maryland on June 6, 1944 and was the daughter of the late Vincent James Michelli, Sr. and Clara Virginia Everhart Michelli.

Dolores graduated in 1963 from Osbourn High School in Manassas. She worked at the telephone company for 27 years. She started at Piedmont Telephone and was assigned to Manassas, Mechanicsville, Smithfield and Harrisonburg until it was closed by the purchase of another company. She then worked as an office manager for the City of Harrisonburg Water Department for 15 years before retiring.

Dolores loved to cook, knit and crochet. She was a big fan of Virginia Tech football and a country music. Her favorite musician was Conway Twitty. She was a member of Bethany United Methodist Church.

On September 26, 1964 she married Douglas B. Peake, Sr., who survives.

She is also survived by two sons, Douglas B. Peake, Jr. and wife, Patricia Ann, of Varnville, SC, Michael A. Peake and wife, Betsy, of Bridgewater; six grandchildren and three great grandchildren; a sister, Katherine A. Kines of Summerfield, FL; a brother, Wayne Michelli of Nokesville; and a number of nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Vincent J. Michelli, Jr., and a step-brother, Glenn Malone.

At her request, she will be cremated and a memorial service will be held 1:00 p.m., Friday, May 6, 2016 at the Lindsey Funeral Home in Weyers Cave with Pastor Brad McMullen officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 420 Neff Ave, #210, Harrisonburg, VA 22801, in her memory.

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