April 26, 1939 - January 11, 2022
Mary Edith “Eydie” Dushane, age 82 of Monroe, passed away Tuesday, January 11, 2022 in the comfort of her home. Born April 26, 1939 in Monroe, Eydie was the daughter of the late Herbert and Frances (Kronsperger) Osgood. On May 20, 1961, she married Robert D. “Bob” Dushane at St. Michael Catholic Church in Monroe. Together they raised three children. Sadly, Bob preceded her in death on September 22, 2003. Eydie was a 1957 graduate of Monroe High School. While in high school and for a time after graduation she worked for Sears and Roebuck in Monroe. She later began a career as a teacher’s aide with the Jefferson School District, retiring in 1999 after 25 years of helping children find joy in education. Eydie was a member of St. Anne Catholic Church and the St. Anne Women’s Club. She could often be found in the middle of the St. Anne Annual Parish Festival, their chicken dinners, rummage sales or helping reconcile the "Bingo Books" every Monday in the parish hall. She was an avid bowler, spending Wednesday nights on the lanes at the Monroe Sports Center with the girls or Saturday evenings with Bob in the St. Anne mixed league throwing her infamous "backup ball". She also enjoyed reading, doing word puzzles and watching the Game Show Network. She possessed a keen memory and had a knack for recalling birthdays, anniversaries and the like, a talent that was often called upon by family members when needed. The most meaningful moments in Eydie’s life included time spent with her grandchildren, family and friends, which included many summers "Up North". Eydie is survived by her children, Michael (Jeri) Dushane of Monroe, Suzanne (David) Mayes of Newport, and Richard Dushane of Indianapolis, IN; four siblings, Phyllis Simons, John “Jack” Osgood, Chuck (Kay) Osgood, and Barb (Pat) Sonoras, all of Monroe; five grandchildren: Jennifer (Jeremy) Richardson, Heather (Cyrus) Gauna, Krysti (Ryan) Keeler, Adam (Sarah) Dushane, and Claire Dushane; and 14 great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents and husband, Eydie was also preceded in death by a grandson, Jonathan Michael Dushane and three siblings, Pat Ferguson, Russ Osgood, and Ethel Fanning. Family and friends may visit from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 16th at Bacarella Funeral Home where the Rosary will be recited at 6:30 p.m. by the St. Anne Women’s Club. She will lie in state at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Anne Catholic Church. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. by Rev. Fr. Alan Zobler,OSFS, followed by burial at Roselawn Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests supporting ProMedica Hospice of Monroe or the St. Anne Women’s Club. Online condolences and special memories may be shared with the family by visiting the obituary page at www.bacarellafuneralhome.com.
Mary Edith “Eydie” Dushane, age 82 of Monroe, passed away Tuesday, January 11, 2022 in the comfort of her home. Born April 26, 1939 in Monroe, Eydie was the daughter of the late Herbert and Frances (Kronsperger) Osgood. On... View Obituary & Service Information
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