Obituary of Mary Jane Osada
Mary Jane (Fisher) Osada of Syracuse, died peacefully on September 4, 2020 at Francis House surrounded by family. Born in 1930 in Syracuse, she attended Solvay High School. A lifelong resident of Central New York, Mary was a communicant of St. Ann’s Church (Syracuse) where she was former president of the Altar & Rosary Society and a member of the Parish Council. From 1948-1962, she served as secretary to the Treasurer of E.W. Edwards and Sons. Until their disappearance from downtown Syracuse, Mary Jane could be spotted shopping or eating lunch at the Edwards, Addis, or Dey Brothers department stores. From 1973 to 2015, she served with distinction as secretary to five Directors of the Diocese of Syracuse Catholic Charities. She was honored to receive Papal Honors for her service to Church and Pope “Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice” in 2013. Mary founded the “Lunch Brunch” with classmates from Solvay High's 1948 graduating class and after retiring at age 85, became a member of several book and gardening clubs. Her greatest loves were her family, sitting on her front deck with a good book, chronicling Fisher and Osada family history at high speed on her typewriter, making hot fudge for family gatherings, going out for coffee with family and friends after Sunday Mass, watching SU and DUKE basketball, and the Buffalo Bills.
Mary was predeceased by her loving husband, Ed “Dolf” (1992) and her perfect brother, Robert Fisher (2003).
Survivors: her two sons, Ed (Jennifer) Osada and Tom Osada all of Syracuse, and her beautiful grandchildren Rachel Ortiz (Kenny) and Matthew Osada and two great grandchildren, Alana and Mia all from Fayetteville.
Services: 10:30 am Wednesday, September 9, at St. Ann's Church (Onondaga Blvd) where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated. The Rite of Committal and Burial will follow in St. Agnes Cemetery. A calling hour will be from 9:30-10:30am Wednesday at St. Ann's Church prior to the service.
Current NYS COVID guidelines requiring masks, social distancing and occupancy limits will be observed.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in Mary’s name can be made to Francis House, 108 Michaels Ave, Syracuse, NY 13208.