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Michelle Dovala

October 18, 1968 — August 22, 2022

Michelle Dovala

Michelle E. "Shelli" Dovala, 53, of Parma, Ohio passed away unexpectedly Monday, August 22, 2022 at her home. She was born October 18, 1968 in Parma, Ohio to parents Nancy Ann (nee Lombardo) and Michael Dovala. Shelli was a 1988 graduate of Lakewood High School, and a 1996 graduate of Marymount College of Nursing earning her LPN.

Shelli was proud to be a nurse and gave genuine and loving care to all her patients. She had worked as a floor nurse at a local nursing home before taking her position as Patient Care Coordinator with Visiting Practitioners Association. She also worked part-time with Residence Home Health Care. Shelli was devoted to her fellow nurses and aides and beloved by the doctors she worked with. Her judgement free way of caring for others allowed her to connect her patients with the best care givers for their situation. She truly was the glue of her office, keeping everyone knit together perfectly.

Shelli was also genuine and giving to her family, her dog Kitchi, and her large community of friends. She was a safe place for them to be real, and she gave of her time and talents joyfully to care for others. Shelli was funny and colorful; she loved her sparkle and no outfit was complete without a little bling. She loved mermaids, had a large collection of them, and was truly a mermaid marooned on land.

Shelli will be missed by her beloved mother Nancy Dovala; her nieces Gabriella and Gianna Dovala; her sister-in-law Jen Dovala Wolf; her aunt Frances Tomaro and her uncle Joseph (Marlene) Lombardo; her loving cousins James (Terri) Caronite, Dawn (Darren) Badalamenti, Andrew (Tiffany) Lombardo; second cousins Marissa (Nick) DiSanto, Vincent Caronite, Nicholas (Kimberly) Marshall and their daughter Opal, Isabelle Lombardo, and Cooper Lombardo. She was a cherished friend and co-worker to many, and devoted "dog-mom" to her Kitchi. She is preceded in death by her father Michael Dovala and her brother Michael Dovala.

Family will receive friends for visitation on Friday, August 26, 2022 from 5:00pm to 8:00pm at Busch Funeral Home 32000 Detroit Rd, Avon, OH 44011. Funeral Mass will be Saturday, August 27, 2022 at 10:30am at St. Raphael Church 525 Dover Center Rd, Bay Village. For full obituary, please visit www.buschcares.com 440.937.6175

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Visitation

Friday, August 26, 2022

5:00 - 8:00pm (Eastern time)

Busch Funeral Home, Avon

32000 Detroit Road, Avon, OH 44011

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Saturday, August 27, 2022

10:30 - 11:30am (Eastern time)

St. Raphael Catholic Church, CATHOL

525 Dover Center Road, Bay Village, OH 44140

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