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Dorothy Marie Eckert Eades, 95, passed away on Nov. 20, 2021 after a brief battle with leukemia, one month shy of her 96th birthday at the home of her daughter in Hayes, Virginia. She was born on Dec. 19, 1925 to Frank L. and Regina Beck Eckert. Dorothy attended St. Elizabeth’s School and graduated from St. Patrick’s. She married the love of her life, Charles Eades, in 1946 and they raised seven children together. Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents and siblings; her husband, Charlie; daughters, Nancy E. Davis and Cathy M. Eades; son, Richard G. Eades. She is survived by her sons, Charles H. Jr. (Joan), Michael A. (Cathey), and Gregory J. (Jill); daughter, Robin E. Koch (Michael); a multitude of grand-, great-grand-, and great-great-grandchildren. Dorothy retired from C&P Telephone Company of Virginia. She enjoyed many years of river life with family and friends in their cottage on the Rappahannock. She was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes, St. Timothy’s in Tappahannock, Va., and St. Thérèse in Gloucester, Va. Several years after Charlie passed away, she moved in with her daughter in Gloucester. She was the last of the Greatest Generation in our family who taught us much about faith, family and love. Dorothy was a beautiful, gracious, and kind woman. She will be greatly missed by all. The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m., Nov. 23 at Bliley’s, 8510 Staples Mill Road, Richmond. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Nov. 24 at Our Lady of Lourdes, 8200 Woodman Road, Richmond, with visitation at church beginning at 9:30 a.m. Interment in Mt. Calvary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please consider memorial contributions to the America Alzheimer’s Association at or the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society at
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