Virginia Beach resident John Patrick Dooley died peacefully on Saturday, July 16, 2022.
John, son of Patrick and Eleanor, was raised in St. Louis with his brother Jimmy (deceased), and sisters Mary Pat Harmon and Eileen Clarke.
Happily married for sixty-five years, John and his wife Marilyn (deceased) raised eight children: Michael (deceased), Kelly McMillan, Eileen Kokosinski, Tim Dooley, Patsy Eikenbary, Elle Coleman, Margie Guzik, and Terry Dooley. In addition, he is survived by seventeen grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
He proudly served in the US Navy for twenty-eight years, retiring as a Chief Warrant Officer 4. After his retirement, he served as a Catholic lay minister in Prison Ministry and the Ministry to the Sick.
John leaves his family with a strong legacy of faith, love, and charity.
A funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday July 22, 2022 at St. Nicholas Catholic Church, 712 Little Neck Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23452.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Hope 4 Life (www.hope4lifeva.com).
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