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Dorothy J. (Benson) Teller

September 4, 1929 ~ August 25, 2019 (age 89)

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     Mrs. Dorothy J. (Benson) Teller, 89, a lifelong resident of the North End section of Wilkes-Barre, passed into Eternal Life early the morning of Sunday, August 25th while in the care of Residential Hospice inpatient unit at Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre.

     Born September 4, 1929, she was a daughter to the late John and Catherine (Stancavage) Benson.  Educated in the city schools, she was a graduate of the James M. Coughlin High School, Wilkes-Barre.

     Until her retirement, Mrs. Teller worked at the Wilkes-Barre General Hospital prior to its merger as one of the best housekeepers they had to date.  She always took pride in her work and made many friends and acquaintances during her tenure there.

     A devout Catholic, she was a member of the Parish of Saint Andre Bessette, North Wilkes-Barre and is remembered as being a loving devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother to her adoring family.  She will be greatly missed by all those she touched in this life.

     In her spare time, Mrs. Teller was an avid Philadelphia Phillies fan and always looked forward to the family's annual Crabfeast, bringing the generations together from near and far, as seen in her photo.

     She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Mr. Benjamin Teller in 1988, by a brother James and a sister Catherine and most recently by a son-in-law, Mr. William Beadling in 2016.

     Left to cherish her memory are her children; Patricia Beadling of Malvern, PA; Michael Teller and his wife Merry of Hernando, FL; William Teller, at home; Edward Teller and his wife Jean Ann of Ocala, FL; Pamela Rubinstein and her husband David of Nanticoke; Stephen Teller and his wife Ana  of Lutz, FL.

     Grandchildren, including Richard (Sarah) Hudak; Stacey (Josh) Horton; Erin Hontz; Dana Teller; Miles (Keleigh) Teller; Nicole Teller; Lauren Teller; Crystie Teller; Melissa (Duane) Sprau; Hannah Loeffler; Tori (Mike) Kivak; Jillian Rubinstein; Ben Rubinstein; Nicholas Teller and Archie Teller;  Twelve Great-grandchildren;

     Siblings, Mrs. Florence Check of North Wilkes-Barre; Mrs. Ruth Brannigan of Wilkes-Barre; Mrs. Jennie Ardo of Pittston; Mr. John Benson and his wife Ann Marie of Wilkes-Barre;  Numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and dear friends.

     Dorothy's family would like to gratefully acknowledge the care and compassion shown their mother by the P.C.U. staff at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center as well as the staff of Residential Hospice in her final days.

     Funeral services for Mrs. Teller will be conducted on Saturday, September 7, 2019 with her funeral Mass at 11:00 a.m. in the Parish of Saint Andre Bessette, 668 North Main Street, Wilkes-Barre.  The Reverend Monsignor John J. Sempa, pastor of Corpus Christi Parish, West Pittston, will serve as celebrant and homilist.

     Interment with the Rite of Committal will follow in Sacred Heart R.C. Cemetery of Saint Andre Bessette Parish, Dorchester Drive, Dallas.

     Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to join the Teller family for visitation and shared remembrances directly at church Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of her funeral Mass.

     The family would be humbled if those wishing to send a monetary contribution in their mother's memory, kindly give consideration to Residential Hospice Inpatient Unit, 25 Church Street, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701.

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Gathering of Family and Friends
September 7, 2019

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Parish of Saint Andre Bessette
668 North Main Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18705-1732

Funeral Mass
September 7, 2019

11:00 AM
Parish of Saint Andre Bessette
668 North Main Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18705-1732


Residential Hospice Inpatient Unit
25 Church Street, Wilkes-Barre PA 18701
Tel: 1-888-923-5842

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