Mary Ann RADA, passed away peacefully in Cleveland, surrounded by loved ones, on Saturday, June 25, 2016. She was 85. Proud and loving aunt of Tim Bishop (Sue), Jacqui Bishop Klee (John), Judy McNiece (Jeff), Bill Bishop (Janice), Bob Bishop (Linda Meacci), and Brian Bishop (Pamela). Devoted great-aunt “Amar” and grandmother figure to Zachary and Emily Bishop; Nicola, Harrison, Warren, and Marina Klee; Andy, Jacob, and Carly McNiece; Danielle, Patrick, and Nicholas Bishop; and Anderson and Lexie Bishop. Predeceased by her sister Lucille and brother-in-law Jim Bishop. Beloved daughter of the late Frank and Mae (nee Tesar) Rada. Mary Ann was born on April 24, 1931, and lived her whole life in the Old Brooklyn neighborhood of Cleveland. She was educated at Rhodes High School, class of 1949, and had a long career as an executive secretary, including at White Sewing Machine, Diamond Shamrock, and 32 years at Lamson and Sessions. She enjoyed many trips abroad and many years summering at Marine City in Marblehead, OH. She loved the flowers in her English-style garden. She was a wonderful, loving friend to many.
Friends may call at The Zabor Funeral Home, 5680 Pearl Rd., Parma, 44129 (betw. Snow & Ridge), Thursday, July 7, 2-4 & 6-8 pm. Mass of Christian Burial: Friday, July 8, 11:00 am, at Mary Queen of Peace Church, 4423 Pearl Rd, Cleveland, 44109. Interment: Holy Cross Cemetery.
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Messages of Condolence
Dear Jacqui and family, Jerry and I are so sorry to learn of your Aunt Mary Ann’s passing. Please accept our most sincere sympathy. I remember her fondly at so many family gatherings. She was such a loving presence in your family. She and your mom shared so many of the same qualities including kindness, sincerity and caring.
May she rest in peace as she joins your mom and dad.
AMAR WAS SO KIND AND CARING. SHE WOULD WALK ANOTHER MILE OR TWO JUST TO DO A KIND DEED FOR ANYONE. HER DEVOTION TO FAMILY WAS DEEP AND APPRECIATED EACH ONE FOR THEIR INDIVIDUALITY.
HER LIFE HAD PURPOSE,,SHE MADE A DIFFERENCE IN MY LIFE.AND MANY MANY MORE. SHE WILL BE MISSED,
REST IN PEACE DEAR FRIEND.
One of the kindest and most loving people we ever met. What a wonderful blessing she was in all our lives. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you at this time
To Amar’s Family,
My deepest condolences on the loss of your loving aunt, Amar. She had such a spark for life and a kind, loving spirit that she brought to all in her special way. Thank you for sharing her with me. Though I can’t be present as you honor and celebrate her life, know that I am with you in spirit.
May you find peace and comfort in the memory of her love.
Prayers and Love,
Much saddened to learn of the passing of such a delightful lady. Never, never a sour disposition. Always a cheerful presence. I haven’t seen her in year but I remember her vividly and with great affection.
A co-worker at Lamson & sessions for many years.
With warm thoughts and special prayers to your family in sympathy of Aunt Mary Ann – the reunions were always a great time to visit with her and hear her talk about her family – so much love!
Rick, Pam, Luke , Alex and Bridget Smith