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 www.wrightfamily.com 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.
Date: Friday, May 11, 2018
Time: 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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.
Somerset Hills Memorial Park Crematory
Address:95 Mt. Airy Road, Basking Ridge, NJ, 07920
Committal prayers and cremation at the Chapel of Somerset Hills Crematory were private.
Date: Friday, May 11, 2018
Time: 5:15 pm - 8:30 pm
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.
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.