Patricia Ann "Patty" Wescott

March 17, 1964 - May 1, 2018
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Patricia Ann “Patty” Wescott, age 54 years, of Lebanon Township, NJ, died peacefully on Tuesday, May 1, 2018 at her home, surrounded by her loving family and under the caring watch of Hunterdon Hospice.

Born in New Brunswick, NJ,March 17, 1964 to Ronald O. and Ann A. Nemeth Wescott of Edison, NJ, Patty resided in Lebanon Township for the past three years, having formerly been raised in Edison, NJ and having lived in Middlesex and Dunellen, NJ.

Patty was an Associate in the Civil Engineering division of PS & S, Warren, NJ, a job which she loved and co-workers whom she treated like family.

Strong-willed and determined, Patty put her entire self into anything she did; work, family, church, etc., all were recipients of her love and directness.

A faithful communicant of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, Bernardsville, NJ, Patty was very involved with the choir. Singing was Patty’s way of expressing her feelings out into the world. It was just another piece of her very creative personality.

Diagnosed many years ago with cancer, Patty became involved with holistic medicine and natural alternatives mainly through diet and avoiding chemicals, and was able to live eleven more healthy years than the doctors ever thought she could. She put her faith into action, and became a passionate teacher on the subject. Her determination and drive will leave an indelible mark on all those who knew her and are left to carry her legacy forward.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Louis and Margaret Nemeth and Joseph and Frederika Panek.

In addition to her parents, surviving are her son, Miles B. Raffa; a daughter, Margaret S. “Maggie” Raffa; a grandson, Nathaniel Raffa; her siblings, James, Christopher, Julie, Kathleen, and Elizabeth Wescott and Eileen Wescott-Kish and Marianne McLaughlin; her former spouse, Stephen Raffa; several nieces, nephews and extended family; and many cherished friends.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, May 11, 2018 at 4:00 p.m. in Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, 111 Claremont Road, Bernardsville, NJ 07924. Parking is on-site and the facility is handicapped accessible.

Following Mass, the family is requesting that everyone join them at Codington Hall located at Mt. Horeb United Methodist Church, 42 Liberty Corner Road, Warren, NJ 07059 for a time of refreshments and fellowship. Your presence to help celebrate Patty’s life would be greatly appreciated.

Committal prayers followed by cremation at Somerset Hills Memorial Park, Bernards Township, NJ were private under the care and direction of Wright & Ford Family Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 38 State Highway 31, Flemington, NJ.

Please visit Patty’s permanent memorial site at where one can light a memorial candle and leave a message of condolence and words of comfort, as well as share stories and photographs of her life.

In lieu of flowers, and in appreciation of Patty’s heartfelt and pure love she found in singing, donations in her memory and honor can be sent to the church at the address above with a designation to the, “Patty Wescott Fund”. This fund will be used to help facilitate choral music into liturgical and other church events. Any and all contributions are greatly appreciated. Please contact the church directly at 908-766-0079 with any questions.


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Service Information

Date: Friday, May 11, 2018

Time: 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church


111 Claremont Road
Bernardsville, NJ 07924

Mass will begin promptly at 4:00 p.m. The family will receive friends prior at Church. Parking is on site and the facility is handicapped accessible.

Cemetery Information

Somerset Hills Memorial Park Crematory


95 Mt. Airy Road, Basking Ridge, NJ, 07920

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Committal prayers and cremation at the Chapel of Somerset Hills Crematory were private.

Reception Information

Date: Friday, May 11, 2018

Time: 5:15 pm - 8:30 pm

Codington Hall at Mt. Horeb United Methodist Church


42 Liberty Corner Road
Warren, NJ 07059

Everyone is welcome to join the family following Mass at OLPH in Codington Hall located on the grounds of Mt. Horeb Church, for a time of refreshment and fellowship. Your presence to help celebrate Patty’s life would be greatly appreciated.

Donation Information

Our Lady of Perpetual Help: Patty Wescott Fund

As Patty loved to sing, this fund will be used to help facilitate choral music into liturgical and other church events. Any and all contributions are greatly appreciated.

Phone: 908-766-0079

111 Claremont Road
Bernardsville, NJ 07924
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Born: March 17, 1964
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Rob Frazier posted on 5/10/18

My heart is heavy with sorrow; Patty was taken to early in life, however I am sure her Legacy will live on in her teachings and at service whenever the Choir sings. My deepest condolences to the entire Wescott family. Rob Frazier and Family


Nick Hay posted on 5/8/18

I was honored to be Patty’s voice teacher for four years. She certainly did love singing, and she always wanted to challenge herself. Looking back on it, I wish I could have done more to help Patty. However, I did what I could, and I am blessed to have known her. She was a good soul who put others before herself.


Nikkii Fernandes posted on 5/8/18

Our sincere condolences and prayers to the Wescott Family.


Drew and Veronica Moore posted on 5/6/18

Our deepest condolences for your loss. May Patricia rest in eternal peace.


Ramona Musso posted on 5/5/18

Words can not express the sadness I feel. Such a shock to the OLPH choir. Patty's beautiful soprano voice will be missed. Her and I performed together in church concerts and sang many descant parts together, helping each other through the difficult ones. Treasured memories. Heaven has gained a singing angel. Rest in Peace Patty.


Stephen Milkowski posted on 5/5/18

In memory of Patricia Ann "Patty" Wescott, Stephen Milkowski lit a candle


Stephen Milkowski posted on 5/5/18

Our sincere condolences and prayers to the Wescott Family. Steve and Theresa Milkowski


Joan Contess posted on 5/4/18

Deepest condolences to the Wescott Family. Patty was such an important part of the OLPH choir with her powerful, worshipful voice, always willing to coach others to do their best. She will be missed. Heaven has another beautiful voice. Rest In Peace. With sympathy, Joan Contess


Nina and Marvin Bronstein posted on 5/4/18

Nina & Marvin Bronstein offer our very deepest condolences on your tragic loss. We offer prayers for your family, for her safekeeping and to ease you through this time. .


Beatrice posted on 5/4/18

My heartfelt condolences to all of Patty's family, especially Miles and Maggie. Patty was a great friend to me and I will miss her. She taught me a lot and gave me the gift of self empowerment.


Rhonda Pollini posted on 5/3/18

My condolences for your loss, Margaret. Time will ease the pain. Keep happy memories in your thoughts of your beautiful mother and remember all the good times. Stay strong. Call anytime, if you want to talk... Love you, girl!


Annette Falk (Wendi, Lisa) and family posted on 5/3/18

Sincerest condolences to Maggie and Miles. I remember Patty fondly from our days at OLMV, the field trips, basketball games, choir and many other school and church activities. She was always smiling and a wonderful person to be around. Now she is an angel looking down from heaven and singing with the angelic choirs. She had a beautiful voice. May your memories and the love you shared sustain you.


Maggie Raffa posted on 5/2/18

She was an amazing mom. Always willing to help and give advice wheither you wanted to hear it or not. Took us on amazing adventures. She will be truly missed but always remembered.


Marion Drew posted on 5/2/18

Patty will be so terribly missed. Her musical light at OLPH burned so brightly, and her dedication was unmatched. I will miss her and her vocal abilities so much.