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Mrs. Dorothy E. (Wescott) Masfield, best known to those who knew and loved her as "Dot" or "Dutchie", passed into Eternal Life peacefully Thursday morning in the comfort of her residence following a lengthy illness.
Born April 17, 1948 in Moosic, she recently celebrated her seventy-first birthday. She was one of six children to the late George and Rhoda (Lewis) Wescott. Educated in the Lackawanna County schools, she attended the former Northeast High School.
In her youth, Mrs. Mansfield was previously employed by Mark Data of Pittston and by the Preferred Mills food distribution company of Moosic.
She and her late husband, Mr. Frank Robert Mansfield, were married on October 18, 1969. At the time of his passing in February of 1992, the couple shared some twenty-three years of married life together.
In her spare time, Dot enjoyed various games. She is remembered for her always perfect Tetris score and serious card playing skills. A loving mother and grandmother, her refrigerator was always stocked with an abundance of freezer pops in the summertime, even for the neighborhood children who affectionately referred to her as "mom".
In addition to her husband Frank, Mrs. Mansfield was preceded in death by grandchildren, Scott Schwink and Haley Blessing Mansfield; By her only daughter-in-law, Valerie (View) Mansfield; Sisters Freda Wescott, Rhoda Curtis, Mildred Sadowski and by a brother George "Butch" Wescott.
Left to cherish the wonderful memories of their mother are her children Paula Schwink and her fiance John Randall of Drums; Christine "Chris" Dommes and her husband James of Glen Lyon; Frank Mansfield and his companion Terri Ladson of Drums and Teresa Mansfield at home and her companion David Stucker; Grandchildren, including Carl Schwink III and his fiancee Kacy; Holley Daniels and her husband Nick; Brian Schwink and his fiancee Victoria; Joseph and Frank Mansfield; Chad Morrow and James Dommes Jr.; Great-grandchildren, Jayden Schwink and Savannah Daniels; Sister, Ann Weaver of Pittston; Sister-in-law, Geraldine "Geri" Mansfield of Wilkes-Barre; Numerous nieces, nephews, friends and her beloved dog, Sheba.
Funeral services for Mrs. Mansfield will be conducted at 3:30 p.m. Sunday from the North Wilkes-Barre location of the John V. Morris Family Funeral Homes Inc., 625 North Main Street.
Relatives and friends may join Dot's family for visitation and shared remembrances from 2:00 p.m. until the time of services.