Edith Catherine Dorsey, 72, worked for P.G....

Edith Catherine Dorsey, 72, worked for P.G. County

Edith Catherine Dorsey, a homemaker and former Prince George's County employee, died of complications of a stroke Mondayat William Hill Manor Health Care Center in Easton. She was 72 and a Princess Anne resident.


Known as "Mickey," beginning in 1946, she worked respectively for the Census Bureau, and the election board and school board of Prince George's County. She retired in 1981.

That year, she and her husband, Edward V. Dorsey Sr., whom she married in 1943, moved to Lexington, Ky., where he enrolled in the Episcopal Seminary of Kentucky to study for the priesthood.


After Mr. Dorsey was ordained in 1985, the couple moved to Lewes, Del., where her husband was rector of an Episcopal Church.

In 1990, the Dorseys moved to Princess Anne when he was appointed rector of Grace Episcopal Church in Mount Vernon, Somerset County. She was a communicant of the church.

The former Edith C. Robey, a native of Upper Marlboro, was a 1942 graduate of high school there. She attended Strayer Business College and worked in Washington for the Navy Department during World War II.

Mrs. Dorsey was a ceramics expert and also enjoyed rug making and sewing.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at Trinity Episcopal Church, 14519 Church St., Upper Marlboro.

In addition to her husband, survivors include a son, Edward V. Dorsey Jr. of Owings; a daughter, Patricia D. Stein of Easton; a brother, James Robey of Inez, Ariz.; a sister, Lillian Deck of St. Mary's County; and two grandchildren.

Pub Date: 9/17/97