OSWEGO, NY – Anamae M. Mitchell, 102, a resident of the East River Road in Oswego, passed away Tuesday February 3, 2015, at her home.
Mrs. Mitchell was born in Oswego, the daughter of the late William and Anna (McMahon) McGrath.
She was a life resident of the area.
She was the wife of the late Richard C. Mitchell Sr., who died in 2005.
She was a graduate of the Washington, D.C., School for Secretaries.
For many years, Mrs. Mitchell was the owner of the Cassill Radio Corporation, which operated the WOSC and WKFM radio stations in Oswego.
She had previously operated the Boys Town clothing store in Oswego.
She was a longtime member of the Oswego Zonta Club and was the first woman to serve as a director of Operation Oswego County.
She was a former board member of the United Way of Oswego County, the Oswego County Heart Association, and the Oswego Ladies’ Home. She was also a member of the Catholic Daughters of America, the Oswego Hospital Auxiliary and the Catholic Mothers’ Club.
She participated in American Red Cross and American Cancer Society programs and was a life member of the Oswego Country Club.
Mrs. Mitchell was a communicant of St. Paul’s Church and was a member of the church Altar and Rosary Society.
She is survived by two daughters, Marilyn Sweeney of Oswego and Pamela (Richard) Palmer of Oswego; a son, Richard (Teresa) Mitchell Jr. of Oswego; a sister, Eileen (George) Ranous of Oswego; 10 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by two brothers, Jack McGrath and George McGrath; and two sisters, Helen Benzing and Hazel Ebert.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday in St. Paul’s Church.
Burial will be in St. Peter’s Cemetery.
Calling hours will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at the Dain-Cullinan Funeral Home, 112 E. Second St., Oswego.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Ladies’ Home of Oswego; or to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.