Obituary of Angela Brophey
Angela "Dolly" Brophey
WELLSVILLE - Angela "Dolly" Brophey, 83, of Wellsville, passed away Wednesday, December 2, 2020, at her home following a lengthy illness.
She was born August 27, 1937, in East Liverpool, the daughter of the late Fred and Betty (Prezzia) Amato. In addition to her parents, Dolly was preceded in death on November 4, 2017, by her husband, Thomas J. Brophey, whom she married October 26, 1957. She was also preceded in death by her daughter, Gerry Brophey Postich; her son, Thomas F. Brophey; and her brother, Charles "Chuck" Amato.
Dolly graduated from Wellsville High School in 1955, and she was proud of being the head majorette while in high school. She was employed as a clerk for AJ Olsen in East Liverpool, Kroger Grocery Store, and Dom's Sparkle Market. Dolly was very active in her community. She was a member of the Wellsville Alumni Activity Committee and formed the Wellsville High School Alumni Band in 1989. She was recognized in 2009 for her support of the Wellsville Local School District when she was awarded the G.W. McMillan Friend of the School Award. Dolly was a long-time board member for the Wellsville Area Chamber of Commerce, and she was awarded the Chamber's Woman of the Year Award in 2010. She was also a part of the Wellsville Village Flag Committee and former Superintendent's History Committee. Above all else, Dolly was a proud member of the former Immaculate Conception Church in Wellsville where she was the former organist and cantor as well as a member of the Altar and Rosary Society and Catholic Daughters of America. When the church closed, she was part of the driving force behind the Save Immaculate Conception Church Committee that fought to keep it open. Dolly was also a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church.
Survivors include one granddaughter, Michelle Michel and her companion, Paul Coen, of Wellsville; and two great-grandchildren: Elizabeth and Dominic Michel of Wellsville. Also surviving is her sister-in-law, Irma Amato of Wellsville, many nieces and nephews, and her caregivers: Courtney Bratt, Kathy Joy, Jenny Joy, and Michelle Stockman.
The Catholic Funeral Liturgy will be held at 1:00 pm on Friday, December 4, 2020, at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 418 4th Street, Chester, WV, with Rev. Jeeson Stephan presiding. Masks must be worn inside the church and social distancing measures must be followed.
Burial will follow in St. Elizabeth Cemetery.
Family and friends may call from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm on Friday at the Roberts Funeral Home, 631 Main Street in Wellsville. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and to adhere to social distancing guidelines, the number of people in the funeral home at one time will be limited. Also, as mandated by Governor Mike DeWine, face masks are required to be worn while in the funeral home.
You may view this obituary and send condolences online at www.robertsfuneralhomewellsville.com.
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