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Doris R. Oster 03/29/2016

ATTLEBORO - Doris R. Oster, 89, of Benjamin Drive passed away Tuesday, March 29, 2016 at Sturdy Memorial Hospital.  She was the wife of the late Ernest R. Oster, Sr.

Born June 26, 1926 in Boston, she was a daughter of the late James and Florence (Finley) Reid.

Doris retired from Texas Instruments after over 20 years there.  She was an avid reader and had many pen pals around the country.  She also loved to write, do crafts and sew.

She is survived by 2 Sons and their spouses: Eric R. Oster and wife Joyce Casey-Ferreira of Indialantic, FL and David R. Oster and wife Janice Casey of Campton, NH; three grandchildren: Heather Oster, Erica Paradis and husband David and Jesse Harrison; 4 step-grandchildren: James, Stephanie, Ashley and Sean; 5 step-great grandchildren James, Sarah, Steven, Austin and Ava and also survived by many nieces and nephews.

She was mother of the late E. Russell Oster Jr.; sister of the late Florence Vassall, Jean Vappi and Carol Stevens and step-great-grandmother of the late Sean Casey.

Visiting hours will be held on Saturday, April 9 from 4-5 p.m. in the Sperry & McHoul Funeral Home, 15 Grove Street, North Attleboro.  A service will be held in the funeral home at the end of visitation at 5 p.m.

In lieu of flowers a donation to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen Street, Framingham, MA 01701.

Doris’ family would like to thank all of her wonderful neighborhood friends who helped and looked after her in her later years.


#7 Joseph Sproul 2016-04-10 22:49
Dave & Rick so sorry to hear of your Moms passing. My sincere condolences. The memories that I have from the years of your family living next door will become heartfelt for years. Your mom was a very special lady. RIP Doris until we meet once again.
#6 Ellen Parker 2016-04-08 07:49
Ricky and David- So very sorry to read of the passing of your mom. She was such a lovely lady. Always a pleasure to chat with over the many years. One of the great ladies in our neighborhood- My sincere condolences to you and your families. I miss her already
#5 Bonnie Shaw Croteau 2016-04-08 02:24
Rick and family,
I have such great memories of your Mom and Dad. So sorry to hear of their passing . She was always so nice to me. Her cookies were delicious. Keep all your memories close to your heart.
Bonnie Shaw Croteau
#4 John & C.J Rogers 2016-04-07 19:10
So sorry to learn of Doris passing away. We talked and visited often.A long and dear friend,we will miss her.Sympathy to all family and friends,we miss her already.
#3 Thomas J McAvoy 2016-04-07 13:40
I first became acquainted with Doris when she contacted me about something I had written in my weekly" Nostalgia" column appearing in the local paper. I was struck by how impressively she related her childhood and youthful days, and we became fairly regular penpals; Doris's penmanship was remarkable, a lost skill but some of the most beautiful I've seen.
As it turned out, I was a schoolmate and casual friend of Doris is son Russell who passed on much too early, and she wrote me that a beautiful bright red cardinal appeared at her window each morning to serenade her – she interpreted the appearance as a sign from Russell, so each time I wrote a response. I mailed it in an envelope bearing a cardinal stamp and address label. I think Doris took some comfort in that. Such a shame to say goodbye to such a compassionate and beautiful soul – deepest sympathy to the family, friends and loved ones....
#2 Barbara Devine 2016-04-07 13:39
David, I am so sorry to hear your Mom passed. I know how much she means to you. May your years of good memories ease the pain you feel now and take comfort that she knew how much you loved her. My sincerest condolences to you and your family.
#1 Ann-Marie/Chou Chou 2016-04-05 17:38
My family (the Blood's) will truly miss Doris. She was always there for me and my family and my earliest memories include Doris, Ernie, David, Russell and Ricky. When Scott and I had our daughter Alanna, Doris welcomed her with a beautiful afghan we still have today. My mom has many of her beautiful hand sewn vests and wears them often. I will miss you Doris - you were someone special and you were loved by so many, especially me.

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