Emily Beatrice Dunbar, 92, supportive and devoted Navy wife

Emily Beatrice Dunbar
Emily Beatrice Dunbar

Emily Beatrice Dunbar, 92, of Virginia Beach, passed away Saturday, April 13, 2019.

Born in New London, Connecticut, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Susie Beatrice. She was a devout Catholic, a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

As a supportive and devoted Navy wife, she was always willing to go with her husband wherever the military took them. In her younger years she was a little theater actress, a member of the Navy Wives’ Club and worked in real estate. She owned a bakery, the Pie Tree, which brought her great joy.

Emily was preceded in death by her husband of 43 years, retired U.S. Navy Capt. Robert F. Dunbar.

Left to cherish her memory are her daughters, Carol Moscoe, Beatrice Johnson (Jerry) and Kate Obal (Kevin); grandchildren, Steven Obal (Alyssa), Lauren Obal, Stephanie Johnson and Rachael Johnson; great-grandchildren, Louisa and Lennon; sister, Lorraine Lusher; nephew, Edward Lusher (Marilyn); as well as extended family.

The family will receive friends from 10 to 11 a.m., Wednesday, April 17, at St. Nicholas Catholic Church, 712 Little Neck Road, Virginia Beach. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. with Father Jun Balarote officiating. Entombment will follow at 2 p.m. in Princess Anne Memorial Park.

Share online condolences with the family at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home & Crematory.

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