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Dorothy E. Facinoli

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Date published: 7/25/2013

Dorothy E. Facinoli

Dorothy Ennis Facinoli, 88, died at her residence in Adamstown, Md., on Friday, July 19, 2013, from a stroke-related illness.

She was born in Mahan, W.Va., and graduated as the class valedictorian from the West Virginia Institute of Technology in 1946. She worked as a 4-H agent for the West Virginia University Cooperative Extension Service prior to her marriage to Frank Joseph Facinoli Sr. She was a secondary school and adult educator through much of her life and led a 4-H club for many years in Oxon Hill, Md.

She lived in Washington, D.C., and then she and her family lived for more than 40 years in Fort Washington, Md. Her husband was an administrator in Prince George's County public schools. They attended St. Columba Catholic Church in Oxon Hill.

In retirement, she and Frank had a home in Fort Myers, Fla., and at Lake of the Woods, where they attended St Patrick Catholic Church. Her husband of almost 60 years died in 2007.

In her later years, Dorothy became an artist whose creations included paintings, drawings, painted rocks and wood carvings. Many of her works are in homes and businesses along the Atlantic coast. She had shown her work at a number of exhibitions in Maryland and Virginia.

She is survived by her children, Frank Joseph Facinoli Jr. of Timonium, Md., Sandy Facinoli and Bob Graham of Frederick, Md., Debbie Facinoli Bergstrom and Rich of Toms River, N.J., David and Marilyn Facinoli of Burke and Tom and La Gina Facinoli of Phoenix, Md.; and nine grandchildren. She is also survived by two siblings, James and Betty Ennis and Mary Elizabeth Davenport of West Virginia; and two sisters-in-law, Betty Tabor of Lake of the Woods and Mary Lou Stahl of Salem, W.Va., and their children.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a memorial service at 2 p.m. Saturday afternoon, Aug. 3, at Buckingham's Choice, 3200 Backer Circle, Adamstown, Md., where Dorothy had lived since 2009.

She will be buried with her husband at the Facinoli family plot in Charleston, W.Va.

In lieu of flowers, donations in her name may be made to Hospice of Frederick County, hospiceoffrederick .org, 240/566-3030.