Roslyn B. Mayo

Roslyn B. Mayo, 81, died at home in the company of family, on Thursday, Nov. 7. Roslyn was the widow of Richard O. Mayo Sr. with whom she shared 54 years of marriage.

Roslyn B. Mayo

Born in West Chester, Roslyn was the daughter of the late Medford Hilton Sr. and Sarah Fairfax Hilton. Roslyn graduated from Kennett High School and held positions with various employers until becoming a homemaker and raising her four children.

"Rosie," as her friends and family called her liked listening to music and among her favorites were Gospel, R&B, and soul. Rosie had many interests, such as sports and traveling. She was also fond of animals, especially cats. People close to her will tell you that she always enjoyed a spirited debate and had a unique sense of humor.

Roslyn is survived by three sons; Brian Mayo of Exton, Gregory Mayo of West Chester, and Marc Mayo of Jersey City, N.J.; five surviving grandchildren, Candice, Danielle, Jessica, Shaun, and Anthony; several great-grandchildren; brothers, Warren Hilton of Columbus, Gaa., and William Hilton of Chester; sisters, Gertrude Grimes of Philadelphia and Bernice H. Barnes of West Chester. Roslyn was predeceased by her son, Richard O Mayo Jr.; brothers Medford Hilton Jr., Elwood Hilton, Richard Hilton, and Clayton Hilton; and sister Marion Hilton.

Family and friends are invited to a graveside memorial service on Nov. 14, 11 a.m., at Union Hill Cemetery, 424 N Union St, Kennett Square.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Brandywine Valley SPCA, 1212 Phoenixville Pike, West Chester, PA 19380. Website:

To view her online tribute and to share a memory with her family, please visit

Arrangements by the Kuzo Funeral Home, Kennett Square.

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