Marguerite Lane Dooley

January 23, 1940 - October 16, 2016
Marguerite Lane Dooley

Marguerite (Peggy) Lane Dooley, 76, of Wilmington, NC, passed peacefully away at home on Sunday, October 16, 2016.

Peggy was born on January 23, 1940, in Wilmington, to the late John Rodney Lane and Marguerite Shivar Lane. She is a life time resident of Wilmington, graduating from New Hanover High School in 1958, and then attending Wilmington College. Peggy is a longtime member of Wrightsboro Baptist Church in Wilmington.

Peggy is survived by her son David Dooley, daughter Elizabeth Dooley, granddaughter Susanna Frydryk, grandsons Patrick Greene, Jeremy Green, Corey Dooley and Drew Dooley, great grandchildren Alexis Schery, Maddison Greene and James Greene, and lifelong best friend Ann Giacalone. She is preceded in death by her parents John Rodney Lane and Marguerite Shivar Lane, and husband Patrick Earl Dooley.

Peggy will be remembered for her love of cooking, making great meals in the kitchen for all to enjoy, especially around the holidays. She also loved working in her yard, creating beauty for all to enjoy.

The family is honoring Peggy’s wishes and no services are being planned.

The family would like to thank Lower Cape Fear Hospice, especially Rhonda Apke, who always gave such loving care to Marguerite.

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  • October 20, 2016
    J.W. says:
    My deepest sympathy as you remember Peggy. May God comfort you during this time and find healing in Revelation 21:4.

  • October 23, 2016
    Elizabeth Dooley lit a candle:
    Lit since October 23, 2016 at 10:49:58 PM