Mildred Carrol Fitch, 67, of Covington Twp., died Friday at Golden Living Center in Scranton.
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Born in Avoca, daughter of the late George and Nellie (Holl) Nelson, Mildred worked at Maid Rite Steak Company in Dunmore for more than 20 years. Before retiring, she worked at the Barrel Restaurant in Spring Brook Twp. She was a member of the Daleville United Methodist Church and a lifetime member of the Deborah Heart and Lung Hospital.
Mildred loved bingo, and enjoyed going to the casino with her sister, Helen, but most importantly treasured the time that she was able to spend with her family, especially her great-grandson, Blake Taylor, who was her everything.
Mildred is survived by her two daughters, Samantha Chumard and her husband, Jason, Covington Twp.; and Kimberly Jones, Gouldsboro; her siblings, Mary Marranca, Pittston; Jake Nelson and his wife, Doris, Pittston; Donna Portanova and her husband, Tommy, Dunmore; and Helen Leshinsky, Moosic; her grandchildren, Carl and Dyllana Jones, Todd Wignal Jr. and Jason Chumard Jr. and Michael Chumard; her former husband, Vincent W. Fitch, Covington Twp.; and her many nieces and nephews, whom she loved very much.
She was also preceded in death by her daughter, Debbie Fitch; her brother, Bobbie Nelson; and her sisters, Sally May and Sandra Testa.
The family would like to thank the first floor nursing staff at Golden Living Scranton and the staff at VNA Hospice at Geisinger Community Medical Center for the excellent care provided to Mildred.
A funeral service will be held on Monday at 7 p.m. at Brian Arthur Strauch Funeral Homes and Cremation Services, 3 First St., Spring Brook Twp., to be conducted by the Rev. Eric Luczak, pastor of Maple Lake and Daleville United Methodist churches. Cremation will follow at Strauch Crematory in Lehigh Twp.
A viewing is scheduled for Monday from 4 until the time of the service at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the family, c/o Brian Arthur Strauch Funeral Home at the address above.
To leave an online condolence, visit www.strauchfuneralhomes.com.
Published in Scranton Times on May 3, 2014