Cynthia Dimsey Pelli

November 22, 1954June 26, 2014

Cynthia Marie Dimsey Pelli, of Williamsburg, passed away peacefully on June 26, 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 PM-8 PM, at Everly Funeral Home, 10565 Main St, Fairfax, VA 22030. A funeral Mass will be held on Thursday beginning at 11 AM, 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 American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123. Online condolences may be expressed at


  • Visitation Wednesday, July 2, 2014
  • Funeral Mass Thursday, July 3, 2014

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July 28, 2014

We were so blessed growing up with our families keeping us together,our moms always got us cousins to be with one another. I have so many great and funny memories of us -I smile alot remembering them. All the years playing softball and staying with you in Vienna and just having fun with us all being together. I will forever miss your laugh and the fun times talking about our families. I can't believe your gone but in my heart, I know you are with Jesus and our grandparents and your dad. I miss them all but I miss you most of all.You are forever in my heart,love you,Cathy.

Roma Caramanica

July 14, 2014

Dear Frankie, Ashley and Olivia,

Your mother was always smiling and speaking so lovingly of all of you. I remember enjoying her company and your father's company at Walsingham events.
Our sympathies for your loss.

July 13, 2014

Dear Frankie, Ashley and Olivia
We are so sorry about the loss of your beloved mother (and Nana). The thing I will always remember about Cindi was her infectious laugh...God bless you all.
With love, cousins Kathe and Bill Wittig and family

Hayden Blosser

July 12, 2014


I cannot tell you how sorry I am for your loss. I really enjoyed all the stories you shared with me about your mother. From your stories I could tell how much you loved her and how close you were with her. Please know my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time. Love you brother!

Pooja Patel

July 11, 2014

Although I hadn't seen your mom in years, I still remember our younger years when she would volunteer at Walsingham during computer class. She always had a smile on her face and was very helpful. Without even knowing, Cindi gave me the greatest gift ever- you. Frankie without you, I wouldn't have laughed everyday from 1st grade all the way to 12th. Thank you for always being there for me, I hope I can do the same for you. Love you.

Renee Rusk

July 10, 2014

The days I spent with her were short, however the lasting impression on my heart will be there forever. I pray you have peace in this very difficult time. Thank you for allowing me to care for her. She was obviously loved by all, to include those who have only known her for a few days.

Jennifer Keith

July 3, 2014

I am deeply sorry for your loss. I knew Mrs. Pelli for a few short hours, but shared a moment with her daughter that has touched my heart forever. Ashley, if you are reading this, I want you to know that you have made an impression on my heart that will never be forgotten. I didn't know the beautiful mother, sister, friend, and partner she was. But, Ashley, I knew you, and if you are but a glimpse of what she was... she must have been one amazing woman. I will carry that moment in my heart for the rest of my days. Life is such a bittersweet journey. From all of the staff at Riverside, it is my honor to have shared a most unforgettable and beautiful goodbye... with you. May peace envelop you all, and comfort you. May your memories be sweet. Love... from the deepest part of my heart to you all. You gave ME a gift.

July 1, 2014

To all of Cindi's family, I really enjoyed working with her on many construction projects at Riverside.You are all in my thoughts and prayers.
Sincerely, Kathy Haley


July 1, 2014

Death was not God's original purpose for us, it is something for which we can never be completely prepared. The Bible says: Time indefinite God has put in our hearts (Ecclesiastes3:11). God created us with the desire to live forever. He has opened the way for that desire to be fulfilled at John 3:16.

Jan Brown

July 1, 2014

Frank, i am so sorry you have lost your mom. What a courageous and wonderful woman who was taken from you far too soon. You know i love you, Frankie, and am thinking of you extra much these days. I know your sweet Mommy, Mom, Momma loved you just as dearly as you loved her. Stay strong,sweetie. Love and hugs, Mrs. Brown