FRIEDA OMASTA Obituary (1945 – 2022) – Vienna, DC

OMASTA Frieda Patricia (Hayes) Omasta 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, passed away peacefully on Saturday January 15, 2022 from the effects of pancreatic cancer. Frieda grew up 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 and never missed marching at football and basketball games, parades, or other events. She was a student body representative, participated in cheer tournaments, music festivals, prom, dance, and majorette float committees, the class party, the science fair, and the Christmas and spring variety shows, and served as president of the majorettes for a year. 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 to spend 36 years with the Central Intelligence Agency. In the meantime, 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 retiring from the CIA, she spent another 10 years as an independent contractor for the federal government. Over the years she has traveled to numerous countries for work or pleasure such as Germany, Switzerland, Spain, El Salvador, Guatemala, Mexico, Uruguay, Argentina, Brazil, Peru, Panama, Luxembourg, 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 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, jazz ercise, dancing, line dancing, swimming, movies and shows, plays, concerts, tennis, croquet, card and board games, reading, baking, ice skating, gathering with friends for dinners and lunches at restaurants, entertainment at home, including large parties, and making and delivering meals and goodies to friends and neighbors. With her loving family, she thoroughly enjoyed the many fun, beautiful and memorable ski, beach and touring trips in the United States and abroad. An avid sports fan, she loved to watch the football games of the Army (West Point), WVU Mountaineer football, New England Patriots, Washington Redskins, and Baltimore Ravens, and baseball games of the Red Sox, Washington Nationals, and Baltimore Orioles. During Jason and Martin’s school years, she loved attending their athletics, football, and basketball games. She also volunteered as a Cub Scout leader, assistant with 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 doting 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 living in CT, Amherst, South Hadley, Ware, New York, Florida, Texas, Oregon, Arizona, and Hopkinton, MA. A viewing will be held from 4-7pm on Thursday, January 20 and a chapel service at 11am on Friday, January 21, both at the Money & King Funeral Home in Vienna, VA. A Celebration of Life will be held in western Massachusetts this spring. In lieu of flowers, consider making a donation to the Loudoun County Women’s Shelter Online condolences and fond memories can be offered to the family at:

Published by The Washington Post from January 18 to January 19, 2022.

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