Wrisley Funeral Home
90 Sugarloaf Street, South Deerfield, MA 01373
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Frieda Patricia (Hayes) Omasta
Visitation with family will be held on Saturday, May 21, 2022 from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. at Wrisley Funeral Home, 90 Sugarloaf Street, South Deerfield. Burial will follow in North Hatfield Cemetery
ienna, VA — Frieda Patricia (Hayes) Omasta, born April 8, 1945 in Greenfield, Massachusetts, the daughter of the late Lillian E. Hayes (Morton) and Frederick J. Hayes; and sister of the late Gail Morton Hayes, died peacefully on Saturday January 15, 2022 due to pancreatic cancer. Frieda was raised in So. Deerfield, Massachusetts, educated in So. Deerfield schools and graduated from Frontier Regional High School in 1963. She thoroughly enjoyed her years as a majorette never missing marching at football and basketball games, parades or other events. She was a representative of the Student Council, participated in cheering tournaments, music festivals, prom, dance and majorette float committees, the class will, science fair, and the Christmas and Spring variety shows, and served one year as President of the majorettes. During the Summers she worked at Graves' Diner in Whately and sewed tobacco for Zagrodnik's Tobacco Company in Hatfield. After graduation, she attended Fisher College in Boston and took several courses from Cochise and Methodist colleges in Arizona and North Carolina, respectively. After graduating from Fisher College, she moved to Virginia for employment with the Central Intelligence Agency for 36 years. In the interim she worked as a Career Awareness Coordinator at Reilly Road Elementary School in North Carolina and as an Administrative Assistant for The National Limestone Institute in Fairfax, Virginia. After retirement from the CIA she worked as an Independent Contractor for the federal government for another 10 years. Over the years she traveled to numerous countries for employment or for pleasure, such as Germany, Switzerland, Spain, El Salvador, Guatemala, Mexico, Uruguay, Argentina, Brazil, Peru, Panama, Luxemburg, St. Thomas, Canada, Puerto Rico, England, Japan, Italy, Macedonia, Sudan, Egypt, Greece, China, Austria, Czech Republic, Hungary, France, Africa, Australia, New Zealand, and Tanzania. With her family, she also visited numerous states in the country she loved so very much (Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, Arizona, Alaska, Hawaii, Montana, Oregon, Utah, Texas, Maryland, Colorado, California, Nevada and others). She thoroughly enjoyed snow skiing, water skiing, power and water walking, jazzercise, dancing, line dancing, swimming, movies and shows, plays, concerts, tennis, croquet, card and board games, reading, baking, ice skating, joining friends for restaurant dinners and lunches, home entertaining, including large parties, and making and delivering meals and goodies to friends and neighbors. With her loving family, she thoroughly enjoyed the many fun-filled, wonderful and memorable ski, beach, and touring trips in the United States and foreign countries. As an avid sports fan, she loved attending or watching Army (West Point), WVU Mountaineer football, New England Patriots, Washington Redskins, and Baltimore Ravens football games, and the Red Sox, Washington Nationals, and Baltimore Orioles baseball games. Throughout Jason and Martin's school years, she loved attending their track, soccer and basketball games. She also volunteered as a Cub Scout leader, assistant in the Boy Scouts, soccer activity Mom for several years including with Traveling Teams, West Point Parent Club, and a leader in Tough Love groups. She is survived by her beloved husband of 50 years, Robert J. Omasta, of South Riding, VA (raised in No. Hatfield, MA); her loving sons and companions, Jason Hayes Omasta and Martin Michael Omasta, both of North Hatfield, MA; her brother and sister-in-law, Ronald and Nancy Omasta of Connecticut; and several cousins, nieces and nephews who reside in CT, Amherst, South Hadley, Ware, New York, Florida, Texas, Oregon, Arizona and Hopkinton, MA.

Visitation with family will be held on Saturday, May 21, 2022 from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. at Wrisley Funeral Home, 90 Sugarloaf Street, South Deerfield. Burial will follow in North Hatfield Cemetery. In lieu of flowers please consider making a donation to the Loudoun County Women's Shelter at www.LCSJ.org