Mary Jane Tricase, 93, Massena


MASSENA -- Mary Jane Tricase, 93, of Roosevelt Street, peacefully passed away on the morning of February 8, 2024 in the home she resided in for 73 years, under the loving care of three generations of family and Hospice.

Mary was born July 23, 1930 in Massena, NY, the daughter of the late Everett and Laurette (Grenier) Marsh. She attended Sacred Heart and Massena Central Schools. She later and proudly earned her GED.

She worked at Fishman’s and the Dairy Bar until one day, while walking past the Tricase Brother’s Shell Station on the corner of Center and North Main Street, she caught the eye of a young man, Albert Tricase. He took her to a Big Band dance at the town hall and they later married at Sacred Heart Church in Massena on October 22, 1949.

Over the next five years, they had four little girls and raised them happily in the same home on Roosevelt Street.

Mary was the epitome of a mother and a homemaker. Her home was a spotless, warm and a welcoming place. Even in her final days, her concerns were for her family and guests.

Mary enjoyed spending time with her friends and family and could easily read a book in a day. She also enjoyed golf, tending to her flowers, especially roses, and loved watching birds and deer. Mary and Al were spectacular dancers, particularly when doing their signature jitterbug to any Glenn Miller song. They were often mistaken for professionals.

Mary and Albert traveled the world together on their own adventures spending time with cherished friends and family.

Mary loved real estate and design and was always changing her décor to suit her tastes and the current fashion.

Mary is survived by her daughters, Deborah Long; Cathy Toscano; Nancy (James) Lyon and Terry Taylor.

She is also survived by her grandchildren, Jennifer, Jessica, Nicole, Zachary, Brittany, Erin, Brenton, Corey, Melissa, and Meghann and 19 great grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her husband, Albert Tricase; two brothers, Richard and Frederick Marsh and a son-in-law, Timothy Long.

The family would like to thank Hospice, especially Candace O’Neill for the care she gave to their mother.

A Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, February 17, 2024 1:00 pm at St. Mary’s Church in Massena. Friends and family are invited to greet at Church beginning at 12:30. Burial will take place in Calvary Cemetery in the spring.

Memorial contributions in Mary’s name may be made to Trinity Catholic School and Hospice and Palliative Care of St. Lawrence Valley.

Arrangements are under the care of the Donaldson Funeral Home in Massena where memories and condolences may be shared with the family at www.donaldsonfh.com.