Virginia A. Dooley


Virginia A. Dooley, age 95, of the Town of Orienta, passed away on Wednesday, September 1, 2021 at her home. She was born on August 2, 1926 in Cicero, IL, the daughter of Joseph and Mary (Kowalski) Idasek.

Virginia attended Nazareth Academy High School and received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Rosary College in River Forest, IL. She taught school for many years. She married Marcus E. Dooley on October 4, 1958. Virginia retired from the Escrow Department of the Chicago Title and Trust Company in 1959. She enjoyed reading and was the author of many short stories. She also enjoyed rug making, gardening and solving word puzzles.

She is survived by 3 sons, Timothy (Donna) Dooley of Hoffman Estates, IL, Patrick Dooley of Iron River and Kevin Dooley of the Town of Orienta, 2 grandsons, Kyle Marcus Dooley and Cory William Dooley and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her beloved husband, Marcus, an infant daughter, Kathleen Mary and her brother, Joseph R. Idasek.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 A.M., Monday September 20, 2021 at the St. Michael Catholic Church in Iron River with Fr. Michael Crisp officiating. Visitation will be held from 10:00 – 11:00 A.M. on Monday at the church. Burial will follow in the Hillside Cemetery in the Town of Orienta.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the St. Michael Catholic Church.

The Roberts Funeral Home in Ashland is handling the arrangements. To view this obituary online, sign the guestbook or express online condolences, visit us at

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