Linda Mansfield Obituary, Death Cause – Even though I made an effort to be busy today, I still managed to find 100 reasons to “need” to contact my mom. She was my best friend, and we spoke on the phone or by text message multiple times a day on most days. Today was the same as any other day… I noticed a gorgeous puppy, so I called my mom. When you get back from your errand, give my mother a ring. Put off mowing the yard while you talk to my mother. Another part of my heart has been severed, and it will never be the same without it. She was the daughter of the late Frank O’Connor and Helen (McEwan) O’Connor. She was born on December 7th, 1949 in Newark, New Jersey.
She worked as a housewife. She wed her husband Frederick “Fred” on April 3, 1993. She received her diploma from Hunterdon Central High School in the year 1967. She went to cosmetology school in Newark, New Jersey, and her former business, Colonial Coiffures, was located in Hampton, New Jersey, and was open from the early 1970s until 1992. Gardening was Linda’s hobby, and she took great pleasure in cutting the grass. She had a soft spot for all kinds of critters and enjoyed going on adventures, especially to the Caribbean. She had a lifelong fascination with equines, particularly with her own horse, Lacee.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by two daughters, Shawna Halm of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, and Tabitha Ricicki of Palmer Township; a sister, Laura Lea Marlyn of Virginia; four grandchildren, Dakota (Hunter) Barnhart, Stephen Ricicki, Hannah Halm, and Jillian Halm; and two great-grandchildren, Trenton and Aurora Barnhart. She was a member of the Palmer Township Christian Church. Her brother Roy O’Connor, who passed away in 2021, was the one who came before her in death. The funeral services will be place at the funeral home on Saturday, May 20, 2023 at three o’clock in the afternoon. A Memorial Gathering will be held on Friday beginning at one o’clock and continuing until the start of the ceremonies at the funeral home. The family asks that memorial contributions be sent to an animal shelter or rescue organization of one’s choice.