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Dulcie Lynne Peccolo

February 7, 1952September 7, 2021

Dulcie Lynne Peccolo of Lenoir City, TN passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on September 7, 2021. Dulcie was a lifelong educator who devoted her life's work to advocating for the students she served. She was preceded in death by her father, Ward Sybouts.

Dulcie is survived by her husband of 47 years, Charles Peccolo; daughters, Jessica Peccolo-Donnell (Andrew Donnell) and Meredith Peccolo (James Vaughan); mother, Suzanne Claire Sybouts; grandchildren, Charles McCallum Peccolo Donnell, Catelynne Elizabeth Peccolo Donnell, Connor Matthew Peccolo Donnell; sister, Karen Settell; and brother Daniel Sybouts as well as extended family and friends.

Dulcie's family will hold a Celebration of Life at a later date. In lieu of flowers donations should be made to Pellissippi State Community College Foundation for the Dulcie Peccolo Scholarship Fund. Fond memories and condolences may be shared with the family at www.berryhighlandwest.com

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Laine Boerner

September 24, 2021

Butch I was so sorry to hear that Dulcie passed. She was always so friendly and fun to be around. I know she touched so may young lives by being their teacher! She will be greatly missed. I am praying for you and your family! May God give you some peace during this difficult time. So sorry!! Laine

Erin Buckingham

September 21, 2021

"Ms Dulcie," as I know her, was the Shelley Long to my mom's Mary Gross, and I will always think of her watching Troop Beverly Hills. I remember chickenpox sleepovers, funnel cakes, strawberries & powdered sugar, watching Dirty Dancing, campouts inclusive of multiple packed coolers filled with snacks like lays & french onion dip, her love and her laugh. All my love to the Peccolo Family!

Joy Shaw

September 20, 2021

Dulcie was one of my dearest friends. We shared so many moments through Farragut Presbyterian Church, Girl Scouts and just gatherings among friends.
A gracious hostess, kindest and supportive friend. I have grieved all these days since her death and sorrow comes over me at the lost.
I have so many memories and wish I could collect more. Good-bye dear friend. With great love, Joy

Dan Carlson

September 16, 2021

Dear Butch, Jessica & Meredith,
Words cannot fully express how truly sorry I am for your loss of an amazing wife and loving mother. It's taken me a couple of days to write this because I needed to compose my thoughts because I was still in disbelief. Dulcie had a personality that was bigger than life and made all of us want to gravitate around her and because she had a gift from God of just making people feel good about themselves like they were the most important person in this world and could conquer anything they set their mind on. I first met her in 2001 when she sat on a search committee to bring me home from Georgia Tech to UT. From there the rest is history as she simply became probably my favorite people on campus until I left at the end of 2015 to accept a job at UAB. We would grab lunch and solve the worlds problems because earlier in the week we had probably already solved all of UT's problems...at least in our minds. My parents are from Nebraska so she loved that and we laugh together and then mourn together when people like Dr. Grady Bogue, Marva Rudolph, or Dr. Joy DeSensi left us. My mother stills laughs about when she came to my holiday part based off of the Seinfeld episode "Festivus" was she got a donation in her name to the Human Fund with the Festivus pole out back to air out any grievances as you have to know the show to appreciate. She was my friend, colleague, advocate, and champion as she believed this ol' boy from Powell in a wheelchair could do it all and unwavering belief and confidence is hard to find in this world. I apologize for being verbose s as I could write a book on Dulcie but I regret not telling her I loved her and how she made me a better be person. This world has lost an angel that will be looking down on us but there is no doubt she changed this world and is probably already up in heaven making sure it is all organized and ready for us. May God bless you three once again as I pray for you and your families.

Beth Martin

September 15, 2021

Who could compare to Dulcie? Her infectious personality will live on in those who love her. She enamored and entertained us with her charm, quick wit, positive energy and love of fun! But she was also kind, compassionate and empathetic. Dulcie was so welcoming
that even those of us on the periphery of her life felt a sense of belonging when we were in her presence.
Most people know of Dulcie's outstanding impact on education and her students. Those of us in her church family are also so grateful and indebted to Dulcie for her many years of leadership she devoted to Farragut Presbyterian, as a session elder, Sunday School teacher and Girl Scout Leader. She believed in dreams and led by example in every aspect of her life. Butch, Jessica and Meredith , we are so sorry for your loss.
I think Dulcie would especially want Callum, Catelynne and Connor to remember this quote by A. A. Milne:
"If ever there is a tomorrow when we're not together ... there is something you must always remember.
You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.
But the most important thing is, even if we're apart ...
I'll always be with you."

Gary Schuerman

September 15, 2021

July 24,1968 , first time I meet Dulcie!!!!! She had on a pink and yellow bikini and a smile as big as the pool,WOW I thought! In the last 53yrs I’ve laughed to the point of tears every time I’ve been around her. Just an amazing person!!

Cindy Schuerman

September 15, 2021

Dulcie was truly one of a kind. Someone who lit up the room whenever you were with her. I was lucky to have her come into my life during our teenage years where she remained a cherished lifelong friend. Our entire family adored her. We are all deeply sorry for your loss.

Kendra (Schuerman) Kluck

September 14, 2021

Dear Butch, Jessica, and Meredith,

My heart just broke when I heard of Dulcie's passing. I can't believe it. She is one of the kindest, friendliest, caring, and upbeat persons I've known. Her spirit and and laughter were infectious and it was a joy to just be around her. She always made me feel like a million bucks - I think my self-esteem tripled every time I was with her because she was just so gracious and interested in what was going on in my life. I'm truly sorry for this enormous loss and you all have been, and will be, in my thoughts each day. Take care and much love to you all.

curtis curley

September 14, 2021

Butch, I was certainly sorry to hear about Dulcie's passing. I extend my sincere condolences. God bless. Curtis

Mary Lucal

September 14, 2021

Dulcie was one in a million. I met her when I was attending ELPS for my doctorate, and she was always so kind and classy. Though I did not know her as well as I wish I had, every interaction I had with her was positive and she was (and is) well-respected as a colleague and friend by so many at UTK.

FROM THE FAMILY