George E. Mansfield

  • Born: April 5, 1938
  • Died: January 23, 2022
  • Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

John F. Givnish Funeral Home

10975 Academy Road
Philadelphia, PA 19154

Tel. (215) 281-0100

Tribute & Message From The Family


George E. Mansfield, of Philadelphia passed away on January 23rd, 2022 at the age of 83. He was the devoted husband of Pat (nee Keogh), married for 61 years; loving and caring father of Timothy Mansfield (Sandi), Michael Mansfield (Ro), and Michele Pellizzeri (Russell); loving grandfather of Gregory (Giovanna), Scott, Gina, Brian, Alex, Jackson and Vanessa; and beloved brother of Robert, Christopher, and the late Francis, Anne, Louis, Thomas, Dorothy, and Edward. George will also be missed by his beloved godchildren and his many nieces, nephews and close friends.

George was born in Philadelphia and spent his formative years growing up in the St. Joseph's Home for Boys in North Philadelphia where he formed many life-long friendships. He was a graduate from North Catholic High School in Philadelphia. After graduation he joined the US Army where he proudly served for three years in the Signal Corp. George had a long career as an accountant and executive in finance, manufacturing and insurance. While working George went to school at night at LaSalle College, now University, to earn his degree.

George was dedicated to his family and friends and was a life-long patriot. He loved the City of Philadelphia, his country and his Irish heritage. George always had a story to tell you. He loved a good party, with a Pabst Blue Ribbon in his hand, and nothing made him happier than spending time with his family especially his grandchildren who were his pride and joy. He loved crossed words puzzles, and when asked how he was doing he'd always respond, "Never had a bad day."
Family and friends are invited to George's Life Celebration on Thursday, February 10th at St. Anselm's Church, 12670 Dunks Ferry Rd., Philadelphia, PA 19154, from 9 – 10 AM. A funeral mass will follow at 10AM. Interment services will be held at Washingtons Crossing National Cemetery in Newtown, PA at 11:30AM. In lieu of flowers donations can be made in George's name to Tunnel to Towers Foundation or St. Jude's Children's Hospital.


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Condolence & Memory Journal

A Personal Message !!

YO George,
Throughout our 73 years of friendship, beginning in 1949 at St. John's Orphanage, Saint Joseph's Home for Boys, North Catholic High School, working for the same employer and the many years that followed, I've always considered you one of my closest friends. We never had a disagreeable moment, and over the years we had many and long phone discussions, reliving memories, discussing family matters and any issues that came to mind.

Some pleasant memories of the past. In our time, St. Joe's dances on Friday and Sunday nights were extremely popular with the surrounding parishes. As the main DJ, you selected the music and set the dance pattern, "3 slow and 1 fast". The dance floor was always crowed. Friday night dances were special because a group of Little Flower High School girls came in early, free admission, before the dance started to teach us Hut Guys how to dance. Included in that group of LFHS girls was Pat Keogh, who admired your dancing so much she married you, her sister Jean, Pat Flood, Joan Heenan, Clare, and others.

At social gathering, you always started the "sing-alongs" and carried the tunes. And you never failed to entertain everyone with your imitation of Frankie Lane and his hit song, "The Kid's Last Fight", complete with your pantomime fight gestures. Frankie Lane would have been proud.

In the early years Christmas gaterings were our focus and always enjoyable. In later years when driving distance became an issue, we continued our get-togethers at local restaurants, especially those like Randi's, whose staff never "hurried" us and let us reminiscence long after dinner.

George, Thanks for your friendship. You will be greatly missed by your family and close friends and fondly remembered by everyone who came into contact with you,

Your friends,
Lou & Rosie

Posted by Louis Faiola - Glassboro, NJ - Friend   February 03, 2022

You certainly left your mark on this planet and will be sorely missed.

Posted by Susan Mansfield - Ft. Collins, CO - Family   February 01, 2022

Tim, Mike, and Michelle and the rest of your family...I am so sorry for your loss. Your parents were always so nice as we hung out as teenagers. My prayers are with all of you.

Posted by Kimberly Henninger - Warminster, PA - Friend   January 27, 2022


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