Jane Evelyn Mahoney Fritz


Jane Evelyn Fritz, age 98, died on Feb. 27, 2019, at the Goodwin House in Alexandria, Va. She was born on March 9, 1920, in Chateaugay, N.Y., the daughter of Jeremiah and Lilyan (Dumont) Mahoney. Jane married William A. Fritz on Aug. 23, 1941.
Jane received her Bachelor's degree from the College of New Rochelle. She received her Master's degree in Guidance from SUNY Plattsburgh. In 1941, she began her teaching career in Colton, N.Y., and then Norwood, N.Y.
At the beginning of WWII, she lived and worked as a secretary in San Francisco, Calif. Jane later came back East and taught adult education in Schuylerville, N.Y., business subjects in Virgil, N.Y., Ellenburg Central, N.Y., Altona Central, N.Y., and finished her career at Northern Adirondack Central School. She retired in 1974 after teaching for 33 years.
Jane was active in Catholic Daughters of America - Court Little Rose. She served a term as an officer. She was active in the Sarah Munsil Library and coauthored the book, "A History of Ellenburg."
Jane enjoyed traveling and cooking for her family and extended family. She was a leader for Webelos/Cub Scouts and Brownie Scouts. Jane was devoted to her family. She enjoyed dancing, shopping and of course, chocolate. Jane enjoyed spending her winters in Little River, S.C.
Jane is predeceased by her parents, her sisters Marie Welsh and Helen Schultz, her brothers Dr. John Mahoney, Gerald Mahoney and Larry Mahoney, her husband Willam Fritz and her son William Fritz Jr.
She is survived by her children, Michael Fritz (Sue), Mary Coughenour (John), James Fritz (Catherine LeBlanc), Joe Fritz (Glenda), eleven grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be held on Sunday, March 3rd, from 1 to 4 p.m., at the Rabideau Funeral Home in Ellenburg. The funeral Mass will be held at St. Edmund's Church in Ellenburg on Monday, March 4th, at 11 a.m. Interment will be in St. Patrick's cemetery in Chateaugay, N.Y. Reception to follow. Donations in her memory may be made to St. Edmund's Church.
Online condolences may be made to the family by visiting www.rabideaufuneralhome.com.
Arrangements have been entrusted into the care of the Rabideau Funeral Home, 5614 Route 11, Ellenburg.
Published on February 28, 2019
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5 posts

Doreen Hobson
Mar 02, 2019
We are so sorry to hear about the loss of such a wonderful woman.💔I will never forget the phone calls, “Meet me in the back yard”....these meetings always included something yummy from her kitchen and of course a few of Mrs. Fritz’s chuckles. She will be missed by many.
Bonnie Trombley Acosta
Mar 02, 2019
My deepest heartfelt condolences to Mrs. Fritz’s family. I became a business teacher because of Mrs. Jane Fritz, who was my high school Shorthand teacher & mentor. We would attend Business Teacher Conventions in Albany together, & I loved seeing her in church during my visits back home to Ellenburg. She was quite the lady, & her and Bill were also dear friends with my parents Sam & Marie Trombley. Jane was very involved in the Republican Party committees with my parents, as well other activities. I will never forget your bubbly personality, & your encouragement for me to become a teacher. I learned from the BEST—You! I love you Mrs. Fritz & will see you again one day in Heaven. ...️❤️❤️Read more
james lafountain
Feb 28, 2019
sorry for your loss, we know she,s with jesus in heaven .R.I.P I pray for the family for peace through your loss
Feb 28, 2019
Sending sincere sympathy & prayers for Mrs. Fritz. She was an amazing teacher and I was so happy to have been taught Secretarial Science by her. I still talk about how she inspired her students saying that being a secretary was a stepping stone in a career and that there was no limit to our achievement. She well prepared us by having the NYS Civil Service Stenographer Exam as our final exam, thus passing it, made us immediately eligible for Stenographer positions in NYS, which began my 37 year career in the NYSDOCCS. God Bless you Mrs. Fritz and may you Rest in Peace.
James & Eunice LeClair
Feb 28, 2019
We send condolences to all of The Fritz family. She was a kind a gentle lady and she will be missed by all who knew her. 🌸🙏🌸