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Doreen Farley

August 28, 1940 - April 19, 2019

Doreen Farley, of Newport News, passed away on April 19, 2019, at the age of 78. She was born in Barbados on August 28, 1940, to the late William O’Neale and Pearl Farley. She is preceded in death by her siblings, Jean Dummett and Trevor Farley.

As a young woman, Doreen attended Wesley Hall, Primary School, and the St. Leonard’s Girl School in Barbados. Many years later upon moving to Baltimore, Maryland she began working for Greater Baltimore Medical Center as a devoted dietary aide. Doreen was also a member of 1st Baptist Church of South Hill. Bright, vigilant and steadfast – Doreen greatly enjoyed crosswords, gardening, traveling, dancing and laughing mightily with family and friends.

She leaves to cherish her memory her children, Sharon O’Neale, Marlon Farley, Sandra Farley-Williams (Lewis Williams); grandchildren, Trevor O’Neale, Anastasia Farley, Desmond Farley-Williams; and her siblings, Barbara Skinner and Margaret Farley. Doreen’s family would like to thank her special friends, Vivan Evans and David Short, for their care, support, and companionship over the years.

Altmeyer Funeral Home- Denbigh Chapel, is assisting with arrangements.

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