Mary Jane Ruttan, 69

Mary Jane Ruttan, 69 of Co. Rt. 20, Maple Ave. Oswego, passed away peacefully Saturday at home surrounded by her loving family.

Mrs. Ruttan was born in Oswego to the late Lawrence and Gertrude (Ouderkirk) Mahaney. She attended St. Mary’s School and Oswego High School.

Mrs. Ruttan enjoyed reading, camping, and following Syracuse University Basketball. She devoted her life to her husband, children and grandchildren.

She is survived by her husband of 49 years, William Ruttan, Sr.; daughters Nancy (Daniel) Howard; Christine (Robert) Castiglia; Rebecca (Michael) James, all of Oswego; and a son William, Jr. (Jennifer Laster)of Warner Robbins, Georgia; four brothers, Lawrence Mahaney of Las Vegas; Robert Mahaney of Syracuse; David Mahaney of Oswego; John Mahaney of Las Vegas; three sisters, Catherine Pritchard of Sterling; Sally Roberts of Granby; Joan Flack of Rochester; 6 grandchildren; Daniel Howard, Sarah Howard, Matthew Castiglia, Evan James, Michael Ruttan, and Amanda Ruttan. Mrs. Ruttan was also loved by Dorothy Ruttan and Connor Cusato.

Funeral Services will be held 10a.m. Wednesday at St. Mary’s Church, 103 W. Seventh St. Oswego. Burial will be in Rural Cemetery.

Calling hours will be held 2-4pm and 6-8pm. Tuesday, at the Nelson Funeral Home, 11 West Albany St. Oswego.

Charitable Donations in Mrs. Ruttan’s name can be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Central New York Chapter, 100 Metropolitan Park Drive, Suite 400, Liverpool NY 13088.

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  1. I was saddened to learn of Janie’s death. Growing up around the corner on Seneca St., I have lots of fond memories of all the Mahaney family. Please give my special condolences to Joanie, Sally, and Knuck! John Sullivan, Albany, N.Y.

  2. To the Ruttan family; I am so very sorry to hear of Mary Jane’s death. I just now found out (17. Sept.) and feel just terrible.
    I didn’t know Mary Jane very well, but each time we spoke, she was always so sweet to me. I know she will be missed so very much. Bill and family, please accept my condolences.
    Gail Pospesel Ingersoll, Lufkin, Texas

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