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Dorothy M. Walling

Dorothy M. Walling

AGE: 85 • Avon-By-The Sea

Dorothy M. Walling, age 85, passed away peacefully on Thursday, November 1, 2012. She was born in Jersey City, where she lived for 65 years and raised her family prior to moving to Avon-By-The-Sea. In addition to rearing five children, Dot worked as a secretary at St. Aloysius Grammar School in Jersey City. She enjoyed going to the beach with her children and grandchildren, attending daily Mass, playing cards with her friends, and spending time with her family at every opportunity.

Dot is survived by her loving children, Joan Ann Casserly (Michael) of Sussex and Belmar, David Walling (Ellen) of Brielle, Barbara McNally (Michael) of Jersey City and Neptune City, Maureen Harrison (Richard) of Oceanport and Patricia McGrorry (William) of Ocean Township. She is also survived by her 12 grandchildren - Sean, Michelle, Kacey, Kerri, Patrick, Megan, Erin, Michael, Kelly, Shannon, Jimmy and Maggie - and one great-grandson, Colin. Dorothy is predeceased by her husband of 43 years, James E. Walling, a lifelong educator, coach, and Athletic Director at St. Michaels and St. Aloysius High Schools in Jersey City; and her siblings Mary Chapman (James), David Dineen (Anne) and Grace Anderson (James).

Visiting hours are Tuesday, November 6 from 1-4pm (however please contact the funeral home on Monday to confirm the times) at O'Brien Funeral Home, 2028 Hwy 35, Wall. The funeral mass will be on Wednesday at 11am at St. Aloysius Church, 691 West Side Ave, Jersey City. Burial to follow at Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington. For more information, please visit www.obrienfuneralhome.com or 732-449-6900. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Dot's memory to the or Avon-By-The-Sea First Aid Squad.


Published in Asbury Park Press on Nov. 4, 2012
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