Loretta J. Mason 1922-2014

GIRARD – Loretta J. Mason, 91, of Girard, entered eternal peace at 9:15 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014, while she was a patient in St. Elizabeth Health Center, Youngstown, following a brief illness.

She was born Oct. 28, 1922, in Rouseville, Pa., a daughter to Walter and Bertha Dickinson Winters.

A 1940 graduate of Oil City H.S., Loretta devoted her life to be a homemaker for her family.

She will be remembered for many, many things, including her naturally caring nature, her beautiful crocheted blankets, her love for playing bingo, and for always being the “peacemaker” with family and friends.

She was a member of St. Rose Catholic Church, Girard, the Seniors Citizens Groups of St. Rose and Girard, and the Jolly Stitchers.

Her survivors include a son, Thomas (Charlotte) Mason of Vienna; daughters, Kathy (Jack) Miskell of McDonald, Pamela (Donald) Lesher of Howland and Mary (Daniel) Kremser of Columbus; daughter-in-law, Dorothy Mason of Geneva; brother, James D. Winters of Nickleville, Pa.; sisters, Delores J. Whitehill of Nickleville, Pa., and Nancy L. McClintock of Cherrytree, Pa.; sister-in-law, Mary Winters, Franklin, Pa.; 14 grandchildren, William Mason, Thomas Mason, Jacquelyn Buongiovanni, Kelly Vickers, Greg Mason, Tricia Turner, Jill Chuita, Melissa Miskell-Tabbara, Joseph Miskell, Jennifer Dargan, Daniel Mills, Justin Haines, Don Lesher and Brittany Lesher; and 19 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her son, Richard Mason; her brothers, Arden, Jack and Walter Winters; and by her sisters, Betty Alberg and Doris Beckel.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held in her honor at 11 a.m. Wednesday in St. Rose Catholic Church, where family and friends may call from 9:30 until the time of service.

She will be laid to rest in Girard City Cemetery.

As suggested by her family, material contributions may be made to the Emanuel Center, Girard.

Visit www. blackstonefuneral home.com to view this obituary and send condolences to the Mason family.

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