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Malinda M. “Missy” Dooley

March 15, 1974 - May 31, 2021

Malinda M. “Missy” Dooley, age 47, of New Castle, DE, passed away peacefully at home on Monday, May 31, 2021.

Born in Delaware City’s ambulance in New Castle, DE, on March 15, 1974, she was the daughter of the late Marvin R. and Sue Ann (Watts) Dooley, Sr. Missy dedicated over 20 years as a merchandiser for RMSI. She graduated from William Penn High School in 1992. Missy was an avid movie collector and owned hundreds of DVDs. She enjoyed watching the Lifetime channel and was a huge fan of the Bee Gees. Missy will always be remembered as a friend to those in need.

In addition to her parents, Missy was preceded in death by her nephew, Timmy Dooley. She is survived by her brothers, Marvin R. Dooley, Jr. (Barbara Ann) of Newark and Raymond L. Dooley of New Castle; care giver and friend, Linda McAvaney; godson, Beua Davis; and niece and nephews, Courtney Dooley, Nick Dooley, Brandon Dooley, and Todd Dooley.

A viewing for family and friends will be held from 10 am until 11 am on Monday, June 14, 2021, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 North DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE, followed by a funeral service at 11 am. Face coverings will be required for all those in attendance not immunized with the COVID-19 vaccine per the CDC and Governor of Delaware. Interment will be held privately.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Missy’s memory to the Delaware SPCA, 455 Stanton Christiana Road, Newark, DE 19713.


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24 Condolences for Malinda M. “Missy” Dooley

  • Our hearts go out to the family. Prayers for all. Rip Missy!

  • Missy u will be missed you were always smiling and fun to be around.rip my friend

  • My condolences to your family. May you find comfort in everlasting life with your loved ones.

  • Sending love and condolences to all the family. I’m so sorry to hear of Missy’s passing.
    May you find comfort in knowing she is with our Lord and Savior. God’s love be with you all.

    Love Punkie

  • Thank you Missy for always treating Timmy and Todd like your own. We all love you and will miss you . Rest easy with Timmy , your Mom and Dad.

  • Rest in peace Missy God bless your family you will be missed.

  • My thoughts are with all of you.. Will miss you Cousin.

  • Sending hugs & prayers to the entire family. Most of my child hood memories include Missy. Playing in Mommie.Eunice’s basement, out side, at the ballgames. Missy always made me feel like family and checked on me often. Sending love to you all at a difficult time.

    Ruth Ann Williams

  • Sorry for your loss prayers 🙏and hugs to to the family

  • RIP dear friend, I will always remember our memories of growing up together and our sleep overs. You will forever be in my heart, rest easy. I will never forget you, Missy.

  • God bless the family my dear friend was taken to young but I know she is with all who love her. May God bless the memories we have will never be forgotten and your spirit so bright will shine threw us all. Miss you my friend

  • My thoughts and prayers are with you all!

  • Melinda was a beautiful soul. I pray you rest easy dear friend. Xoxo

  • You are going to be missed. Rest in peace my best friend Missy of 38 years. Love Sarah

  • Prayers to her family!! I had the joy of working with her for many years!! She always made me laugh such a beautiful soul!

  • Love you like a sister. See you on the other side my friend.

  • Sending prayers to the family. Missy was such a kind, caring, and sweet person. I enjoyed the time we worked together.

  • So very sorry for your loss 💔🙏

  • Marvin, Ray and family, I’m so sorry. I know to well the heart ache of loosing a sibling. I try to remember happy thoughts, like when we worked at Avon and she’d bring ugly pic of me to work and show everyone. My best memory was when she ratted to aunt Snookie. I told her “I was the Dooley’s and Watts’ favorite and she screwed it up when she was born”. Aunt Snookie said “Pooch is right”. RIP Missy, I’m going to miss your laugh. Love ya cuz 😘😘🙏🙏😥

  • so sorry for your loss the whole Dooley family. RIP malinda .from Mike lisa mj Wilson

  • My prayers are with the Dooley family. I am so sorry for your loss. I know she will be missed, that is a testament as to the beautiful soul that she was❤️

  • To Marvin, Ray & the rest of the family I just wanted to express my condolences & to let you know that I am so sorry for your loss.🙏 My thoughts are with all of you😪 RIP Missy!

  • Marvin, Ray and the entire Dooley family, we were so sorry to hear of Missy’s passing. Cherish your memories.

  • Its late. I had wondered how she had been doing but did not know how to reach her. I Am sorry for her family and friends loss. I had the biggest damn crush on her in high school in my early 20s when i was in college she told me it was mutual but i was too shy to ask her out. She was a sweetheart and you could talk to her about anything. And did she love that Colonial football.