Dorothy “Dottie” (Oste) Stallings, age 78 of Leland, NC passed away at New Hanover Regional Medical Center on Friday, May 8, 2015.
Born in New Bedford, MA, she was the youngest daughter of the late Luigi and Anna (Adesso) Oste. She was predeceased by her sisters Catherine Dube and Margaret Thibault, and her brother Louis Oste.
She was a graduate of New Bedford High School and attended Boston University before moving to North Carolina. She was one of the first paralegals in the State of NC and worked at several law firms and legal establishments including Legal Services of the Lower Cape Fear. She was the owner of My Sentiments Card and Gift Shop and past President of the Wilmington Chapter of Pilot International and former organist for St. Therese Catholic Church-Wrightsville beach, NC and Sacred Heart Cathedal. We fondly remember her sense of humor, her incredible gift of cooking, her love of golf, surf fishing and playing bridge.
Surviving: daughters Anna Stallings of Wilmington and Jenny Peterson (Jim) of Oak Island. Sister Mary Horsford of West Wareham, MA, and Brother Gerard Oste of New Bedford, MA. Two grandchildren, Jessica Buskirk (Seth) and Andrew Hurd (Kady). Three great-grandchildren, Sarah Buskirk, Peter Buskirk, and Zoe Hurd; and several nieces and nephews.
A memorial mass will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Mary/Tileston Social Outreach, 412 Ann St. Wilmington, NC 28401 or The First Tee – Brunswick County, 445 Tarkln Court Shallotte, NC 28470
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