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Cynthia Marie Dimsey Pelli, of Williamsburg, VA passed away peacefully on June 26, 2014 at the age of 59. She was preceded in death by her father, Calvin J. Dimsey I.
She was a graduate of George Mason University, where she received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering. Most recently Cynthia was a construction manager for Riverside Health System where she was instrumental in the ground-breaking construction of the recently completed surgical center. She was also a member of St. Bede Roman Catholic Church in Williamsburg and was a frequent volunteer at Walsingham Academy.
Cynthia leaves to cherish her life and memory her fiancé and loving companion, Ronald Beichner; children, Frank D. Pelli, Jr., and Ashley Pelli; granddaughter, Olivia Pelli; mother and step-father, Jack and Margaret Sturgis; sister, Jeanne Shadoan; brothers, Ronald, Richard and Calvin Dimsey II.
A visitation for Cynthia will be held Wednesday, July 2, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., at Everly Funeral Home, 10565 Main St., Fairfax, VA 22030. A funeral Mass will be held on Thursday beginning at 11 a.m., at St. Leo's Catholic Church, 3700 Old Lee Hwy., Fairfax, VA 22030. Cynthia will be laid to rest at a later date in Fairfax, VA.
Contributions can be made in Cynthia's memory to the Society of Women Engineers, 203 N La Salle Street, Suite 1675, Chicago, IL 60601 or to the , P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123. Online condolences may be expressed at

Published in The Washington Post on June 29, 2014
Cynthia Dimsey Pelli
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