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Sue Ann (Watts) Dooley  

Sue Ann (Watts) Dooley

September 14, 1948 – November 14, 2014

Sue Ann (Watts) Dooley, affectionately known by family and friends as “Snookie,” of New Castle, DE, passed away on Friday, November 14, 2014. She was 66 years old.

Born in Wilmington, Delaware on September 14, 1948, Sue was the daughter of the late Lynch S. Watts and Anna Bell Blackburn Watts. She made her career as a custodian with the Colonial School District and retired in 2007 after 33 years of dedicated service.

Sue was happiest in the company of her beloved family and friends, especially her grandchildren whom she adored spending time with. She greatly enjoyed making delicious meals for her loved ones. In her leisure time, Sue enjoyed visiting the casino with her sister-in-law, Lana. She will always be remembered as a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother and dear friend to many.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her loving husband of 37 years, Marvin R. Dooley, Sr., and by many additional extended family members. Sue is survived by her children, Marvin R. Dooley, Jr. and wife, Barbara Ann of Newark, Raymond L. Dooley of New Castle and Malinda M. Dooley of New Castle; brother, Lee Watts and wife, Marie of New Castle; 5 grandchildren, Courtney, Nicholas, Timothy, Todd and Brandon Dooley; and her loving and devoted caregiver, Linda McAvaney.

A funeral service will be held at 11 am on Friday morning, November 21, 2014, at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE, where a visitation for family and friends will be held from 9:30 am until 11 am. Interment will follow in Gracelawn Memorial Park, 2220 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE.

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  1. Theresa, November 17, 2014

    missy and family, your mom was a wonderful person, now she’s with the angels…..RIP

  2. Dottie, November 17, 2014

    My special friend Ms Dooles!! Forever in my heart and soul!! Prayers for all

  3. Pooch Watts, November 17, 2014

    A piece of my heart has been broken. I will miss you more than you know. Stay strong Jr, Ray & Missy. Love ya all, P

  4. Barbara A Freund, November 17, 2014

    Prayers go out to you Missy and your Family for the loss of your Beautiful Mother. Heaven just recieved another Angel. She will keep you safe now under her wings until it is time for you to come home. Bless you in the daysto follow.

  5. Stacey Farley, November 17, 2014

    Sleep with the Angels Snook..

  6. Mel Gardner, November 17, 2014

    Sue will truly be missed. I will always remember Sue as a very hard working person when she worked for the Colonial School District, a loving parent and grandparent, and a good friend to many. She will be missed by all who came in touch with her.y thoughts go out to her extended family.

  7. Rev. Clayton W. Hewes, Jr., November 17, 2014

    Our thoughts and prayers go out to the entire Dooley family for your loss. May you find peace knowing that she is in her Heavenly Father’s House and has found eternal peace. Keep her memories close to your heart forever.

    God be with each of you,

    Coach and Mrs. Hewes

  8. Dianna Chisenhall Allen, November 17, 2014

    Marvin, Ray and sorry to hear of your mother’s passing! Thinking of you all!

  9. Gail Calvarese, November 17, 2014

    I am so sorry to hear about your loss Missy and Linda. Always treasure your fondest memories. I know she will be missed by many. I loved hearing your stories about your Mom.

  10. Beverly Stewart, November 17, 2014

    All my love and prayers go out to Jr., Raymond and Missy. Aunt Snookie was very dear to my heart.


  11. De Yonna & Dominique Spencer, November 18, 2014

    We cannot begin to imagine how hard this time is for all of you. We grieve with you for the loss of a mother and grandmother
    and a bright spirit who had so much to give the world. Our thoughts and hearts will continue to be with you in the weeks and months ahead.”

  12. LARRY Y QUEEN, November 18, 2014

    Marvin, Ray, and family my prayers go out to you in a trying time as this. May GOD continue to put his hands on you all.

  13. Richard Farmer, November 18, 2014

    Sue Dooley will always be in my heart. She not only was the Mom of my wonderful Dooley kids, but she took great care of me during my tenure at Gunning Bedford. Her passing is a huge loss to us all. Our love and deepest sympathies and prayers continue for the entire family.

  14. Christina Murray, November 18, 2014

    Sue was a lovely woman, she will be dearly missed by so many. Rip sue! Ill always remember are talks and laughs at the school. My heart and prayers go out to her beloved ones!

  15. Donna Sudler, November 18, 2014

    Marvin and family you have our deepest condolences. You and your family are in our prayers..

    The Sudlers,
    David, Donna and Derrick

  16. Wally Poppe, November 18, 2014

    Rest in Peace Snookie, My condolences to the Family

  17. Jasmine Willis, November 18, 2014

    I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I did not know your loved one personally, but I do know the pain of losing a loved one in death. It is my hope that you may find comfort from family and friends, and from “the God of all comfort” who can provide us with peace during such difficult times. – 2 Corinthians 1:3

  18. Donna Davis, November 18, 2014

    Dear Missy & Linda:

    I am so sorry for the loss of your mother and friend. My prayers and thoughts are with you both. I know everyone says it, but you now know she is in a better place where there is no pain or sickness, and she will forever look down upon you and watch over you. If you need anything please let us know….

    Donna & Tom Davis

  19. Virginia Watts, November 18, 2014

    This is a great loss to me too. Snookie was just 3 years old when I married her oldest brother, Lynch Jr. After her father died, Snookie stayed with me, playing with our children while her Mother worked. Even as a child she had a deep interest in people. Her caring came from deep in her heart. I know her family’s memories of her are as precious as mine.

  20. Ruth Ann Williams-Ciriaco, November 19, 2014

    Hugs & Kisses, Prayers & Wishes. Prayers are with the Watts/Dooley family. Growiing up w. Mommmie Eunice you sll treated me like family. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. SHE WILL B AN ANGEL WATCHING OVER HER FAMILY IN HEAVEN JUST LIKE ON EARTH. GOD BLESS.

    Ruth Ann

  21. john& Brenda Byrne, November 19, 2014

    We are very sorry for your loss. Me and my wife both worked with Sue. She was a fun and caring person. She will be missed. God bless you all.

  22. Michele Harris, November 20, 2014

    I will see you tomorrow

  23. Mike Snow, November 22, 2014

    My thoughts are with you and yours Marvin….


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