Dorothy C. Fives, 96, of Forest City, died Friday, June 11th at the Forest City Nursing Center. She was the widow of Raymond P. Fives, who died October 25, 2012. The couple was married September 6, 1947.
Born June 8, 1925 in Forest City, Dorothy was the daughter of the late Anthony and Mary Moraski Baranowski. She was a member of Ascension Parish, Forest City. She attended the Forest City schools.
Dorothy was employed as a seamstress in the local garment industry, and then in 1966 started at the RCA Picture Tube Plant in Dunmore. After retiring from RCA, she, along with her late husband, were the caretakers of St. Agnes Church in Forest City until its closing. Dorothy was active in her community, having served eight years on Forest City Borough Council; she was also a longtime volunteer for the Forest City Recycling Center. She was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother; her grandchildren and great-grandchildren were the joy of her life.
Surviving are two daughters, Patricia Chesnick and husband Lawrence, Herrick Township; Kathryn Slack, Forest City; Three grandchildren, Eric Slack and wife Mindy, Flagstaff, AZ; Megan Rocchio and husband John, Medfield, MA; Jonathan Chesnick and fiancée Jaclyn Arrigan, Herrick Township; Three great-grandchildren: Ellie Charlotte Slack; Sebastian Edward Rocchio; and Lucia Ann Rocchio; a sister Elizabeth “Betty” Pisarcik, Carbondale; a brother Francis “Sparky” Baranowski, Forest City; and several nieces and nephews.
Dorothy was also preceded in death by a son-in-law Thomas Slack; three sisters, Lottie Zielinski; Stella Baranowski; Jean Statkun; and a brother, Joseph Baranowski.
The family would like to thank Dr. David Tomazic and the staff at the Forest City Nursing Center for the compassionate care provided to Dorothy the last two months.
The funeral will be Wednesday June 16th with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Joseph’s Church, Delaware Street, Forest City. Interment, St. James Cemetery, Pleasant Mount. Friends may call Wednesday morning at the church from 9:30 a.m. until mass time. Arrangements by the Jones & Brennan Funeral Home, 430 Main Street, Forest City.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made in Dorothy’s name to Ascension Parish, Forest City.
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