Cover photo for Joanne Dorsey's Obituary
Joanne Dorsey Profile Photo

Joanne Dorsey

January 12, 1931 — August 26, 2015

Obituary Image

Joanne Ryan Dorsey

BETHANY BEACH - Joanne Ryan Dorsey died Wednesday, August 26, 2015 at the Delaware Hospice Center in Milford following complications of heart disease.  She was 84.

Born on January 12, 1931 in Elizabeth, New Jersey to parents John Francis and Agnes Donnelly Ryan, Joanne attended Georgetown Visitation for High School and Junior College. She married the late William C. Dorsey of Upper Marlboro, Maryland, in 1952 and had seven children, 13 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.

Joanne is survived by her children; Bill (Leslie), Sara Reilly, Ryan Revel (Gary) , John, Ann Horner, Matthew, Michael; her grandchildren Ann Reilly, Joe Reilly, Maggie Reilly, Emily Wode (Kurt), Quin Revel (Lindsay), Michael Revel, Franci Revel, Jessica Dorsey, William Dorsey, Paul Dorsey, Margaret Dorsey, Richard Horner, Eleanor Horner; her great grandchildren Salter Wode, Nora Wode, and Natasha Reilly; and many nieces and nephews.

Joanne lived in Bethany Beach for over 30 years and had moved to Cadbury at Lewes in March.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, September 9, 2015 at St Mary of the Assumption Church, 14908 Main Street, Upper Marlboro, Maryland, 20772. Interment will follow at Trinity Cemetery.

A Memorial Mass will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Sunday, October 4, 2015 at St. Jude the Apostle Catholic Church, 152 Tulip Drive, Lewes, Delaware.

Please join the family following the Memorial Mass on October 4, 2015 at a reception in Joanne's honor at 11:30 a.m. at Cadbury At Lewes, 17028 Cadbury Circle, Lewes, Delaware.

Charitable donations may be made to:

Delaware Hospice
100 Patriots Way, Milford DE 19963
Tel: 1-302-856-7717

Georgetown Visitation Monastery/Sisters of the Visitation
1500 35th Street NW, Washington DC 20007
Tel: 1-202-787-5676

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Joanne Dorsey, please visit our flower store.


Visits: 10

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors