Dorothy Margaret Failla

July 16, 1920 - January 13, 2014
Dorothy Margaret Failla

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Dorothy Margaret Lala Failla, 93, of Wilmington, NC, passed away peacefully on Monday, January 13, 2014 at her daughter’s home.

She was born on July 16, 1920, to Jennie Woods Lala and Vincent P. Lala, Sr. in North Bergen, NJ, where she resided until she moved to Wilmington in 2005.

Besides her parents, Dorothy is predeceased by her husband, Edward Failla, and three brothers, Vincent P. Lala, Jr., Raymond Lala and Edward Lala.

Surviving is her daughter, Linda Ferrell and husband, Larry, and two grandchildren, Jennifer Ferrell and Michael Ferrell. She is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

Dorothy was very active until the last few weeks of her life and enjoyed playing cards with her friends. She was a member of the St. Therese Ladies Guild.

A memorial service will be held on Friday, February 7, at 11:00 a.m. at Wilmington Funeral Chapel.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Heart Association, 4217 Park Place Court, Glen Allen, VA 23060 or Lower Cape Fear Hospice, 1401 Physicians Drive, Wilmington, NC 28401.

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  • January 17, 2014
    Helene Harris says:
    Linda, My heart goes out to you and your family. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Helene