Geraldine T. Mansbery Active member of St. James, former Eucharistic Minister

By on February 26, 2014

Geraldine T. Mansbery

Geraldine T. Mansbery

On Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014, our dear Mother, Geraldine T. Mansbery, left those who loved her most to be reunited with her husband and two sons.

She was born in 1927 in Plainfield, N.J., the daughter of William and Agnes Taynor. She graduated from Plainfield High School and worked as a service representative for NJ Bell Telephone. After marrying the love of her life, O. Paul Mansbery, June 10, 1950, she began raising their family.

In Plainfield, Gerry was a member of the Catholic Women’s Club of the Plainfield’s and was very active in St. Mary’s Parish and the Boy Scouts. Upon moving to Warren Township, she was involved in Our Lady of the Mount Parish.

In 1987, they moved to Stuart, Fla. and became very active in St. Joseph’s Parish. There Gerry was a Eucharistic Minister, a member of the National Council of Catholic Women, and a member of the Columbiettes, Council 6241, Stuart, Fla.

Upon moving to Lititz, Gerry again became active in her church, St. James, Lititz, and joined the Silver Liners and the St. James Crafters.

Gerry’s biggest passion was her family. They were her life. She loved to travel with her husband and children by land, by sea, and by air. Her family extended far beyond to all friends. There was always another seat at the table for those who knew Gerry. As much as she loved, she was loved.

Gerry is survived by her son: Thomas Mansbery, married to Carol, Wilmington, N.C.; daughters: Kathleen Mansbery, Lititz and Margaret (Mimi) Girten, married to Kevin, Lititz; sister: A. Theresa Major, married to Thomas, Sun Lakes, Ariz.; seven grandchildren: Ryan Mansbery, Jennifer Mansbery, Jeanne Mansbery Rupp, Kelley Mansbery Jillson, Mimi Mansbery, Kathleen Girten Drakely and Kevin Girten, Jr.; and five great-grandchildren. In heaven she will be joining her husband, Paul; two sons: James P. Mansbery and William F. Mansbery and her sister: Kathryn Jane May.

A mass of Christian burial was held at St. James Catholic Church, Lititz, on Feb. 25 the Rev. James O’Blaney as celebrant. Interment in Longeneckers Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, please make contributions in Gerry’s memory to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Central PA Chapter, 2040 Linglestown Rd., Suite 104, Harrisburg, PA 17112 or to the Alzheimer’s Assn., Greater PA Chapter, 2595 Interstate Dr., Suite 100, Harrisburg, PA 17110.

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