Mary Jane's Story
Mary Ann O'Hare, formerly of 680 Fairfield Drive, Hermitage, passed away on Sunday evening, June 25, 2017, at the Caring Place in Franklin.
Her passing was the result of complications from a broken hip, She was 86.
Born in Farrell on Aug. 8, 1930, she was the daughter of George and Margaret Giroski.
She was a 1948 graduate of Farrell High School and married her sweetheart Paul O'Hare on Sept. 11, 1956.
During World War II, Mary Ann worked assembling torpedoes at the Westinghouse Plant in Sharon. She also worked for many years for the George and Thomas Cone Co. factory in numerous capacities and retired from Fashion Bug in the Shenango Valley Mall in 1992. Mary Ann was a longtime member of the First Baptist Church in Sharon, where she had taught Sunday School.
A devoted mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, Mary Ann enjoyed bingo, jigsaw puzzles and bus trips. She was a past member of the Friday Nite Mixed Bowling League and Tuesday Morning Ladies Breakfast Club at Ten Pin Alley, and a fan of the Cleveland Indians.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 44 years on June 28, 2000; her parents; her sister, Marjorie Bavola; twin brothers, John and George Giroski; and an infant granddaughter, Hope O'Hare.
Mary leaves behind her children, Gary O'Hare of Burlington, Vermont, David O'Hare and his wife, Beth, of Bay Village, Ohio, Sheary Leary and her husband, Jim, of Jackson, N.J., and Sharon Redick and her husband, Dean, of Franklin; and her devoted and loving friend for the past 15 years, Anthony Walzer.
In addition, she is survived by eight grandchildren, Deanne Peterson, Rachel Wickline, Alyssa and Ian Leary, Erika and Matthew O'Hare and Christine and Sarah O'Hare; and by her five great-grandchildren, Eric and Lucy Peterson, Brett Wickline and Dimitri and Emmett O'Hare.
In lieu of flowers, contributions or memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church of Sharon, P.O. Box 635, Sharon, PA 16146.
Mary Ann, 86, of Franklin, formerly of Hermitage.
Calling hours: 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday (6-29-17) at the SAMPLE-O'DONNELL FUNERAL HOME, 555 E. State St., Sharon. Friends and family may view the obituary and send condolences at www.sampleodonnellfh.com.
Service: Funeral at 11 a.m. Friday (6-30-17) at the funeral home, with the Rev. John M. Trojak, senior pastor of the First Baptist Church of Sharon, officiating.
Interment will be next to her husband Paul at Oakwood Cemetery.
Published on June 27, 2017