Geraldine Miriam Dess, 85, of Southport, passed away on Friday, March 18, 2016, at Dosher Memorial Hospital.
She was born in New York on November 27, 1930, the daughter of the late George Harding and Elizabeth Keough Harding. Mrs. Dess was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Southport. She will be greatly missed.
She was also preceded in death by a son, Joseph Francis Dess; and two brothers, Donald Harding and Walter Harding.
Surviving are her husband of 60 years, Joseph Louis Dess of the home; three children, Barbara Ann Stein, and her husband, James, George Thomas Dess, and his wife, Elizabeth, all of Oak Island, and Thomas Edward Dess, and his wife, Cynthia, of Montauk, N.Y.; 11 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; and two sisters-in-law, Doris Harding of Merrick, N.Y., and Peggy Harding of White Stone, N.Y.
The family will receive family and friends from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, March 22, at Peacock-Newnam & White Funeral and Cremation Service, Southport. A Mass of the resurrection will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 23, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Burial will follow in Cape Fear Memorial Park.
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