Mary Catherine "Mary Kay" Hasenauer



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Mary Catherine Hasenauer

Greece:  Wednesday, Oct 5, 2022.  Predeceased by her parents, Albert and Mary Mason; her husband, Charles Hasenauer.  Survived by her daughters, Anne (John) Dorscheid, Mary (Douglas) Resch; her son, Charles (Mary) Hasenauer; her grandchildren, Monica Stadler (Matt May), Laurie (Steve) Cruz, Charles, Samuel and Amy Hasenauer, Matthew and Nathan Resch; great-grandchildren, Alexis and Jaxson Cruz; sisters, Elizabeth Hanley; brothers, Francis (Rosemary) Mason, Richard (Sharon) Mason; many nieces, nephews, dear friends and family.

Friends may call Monday (Oct 10th) 4-7 PM at Vay-Schleich and Meeson, 1075 Long Pond Road.  Her Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday (Oct 11th) 10:30 AM at Our Mother of Sorrows Church.  Interment, Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Episcopal Senior Life in her memory.


  1. Cathy Hall Blecker on October 7, 2022 at 1:27 pm

    I have so many memories in my life of Aunt Mary Kay and Uncle Charles. Always smiles, fun and good food at the top of the list. My first solid memory was attending their wedding and their reception at Crescent Beach on Lake Ontario. My sister Mary and I had new dresses, and everything was so beautiful. Aunt Mary Kay’s peach pie was scrumptious. I would agree to babysit the young Hasenauer’s if Aunt Mary Kay would have one available for me. I will miss her posting on my FB account that would make me smile. Memories are so dear.

  2. Judy Trost on October 8, 2022 at 8:36 am

    How sorry I am to learn of Mary Kay’s passing. I loved her giggle and enjoyed her being with us at different functions at Beatrice Place. I especially enjoyed our luncheon recently at my home. How I loved being with "the girls". My love to her family.

  3. Jack Fagan on October 9, 2022 at 3:57 pm

    My prayers are with Mary Kay and her family. I had the privilege of knowing her and Charlie through the JasMars and have fond memories of our times together. It was through Charlie and Mary Kay that I met my wife, Marion, as one of the JasMars. I will continue to remember them both in my prayers. God bless you all, Jack Fagan

  4. Roberta Ginsberg on October 9, 2022 at 7:44 pm

    Sincerest condolences to all who knew and loved Mary Kay. I will light a memorial candle at the grotto at the basilica of St Mary’s in Key West and send Mary a picture. Much love, Roberta Ginsberg

  5. Fr. Gary Tyman on October 10, 2022 at 2:28 pm

    Mary Kay was a person of faith and prayer who always had a smile and an easy laugh whenever I saw her. She brightened my life.

  6. Chuck Hasenauer on October 11, 2022 at 9:20 am

    How can I describe 91 years of Mom? Mary Kay Mason, daughter, sister, Mary Kay Hasenauer, Mary Kay and Charlie, Mom, Aunt Mary Kay, Mrs. Hasenauer, Ma Hasenauer, THE BA. Dad described Mom best, when asked a question by family friend Elaine Jezsik. I don’t remember the exact wording but essentially it was, ‘what was it about Mary Kay?’ I do remember his response. With no hesitation and a big smile he said "She lit up the room!" I didn’t need any further explanation I knew exactly what he meant. Mom wasn’t a – flamboyant, showy, look at me, shine the spotlight this way – type of light. Mom lit up the room for him. Simply her presence made Dad smile. That was their love, their happiness, the simple example they set together. I learned love isn’t hard if you let it be simple. Be one of those people that makes others smile. Mom lit up the room and the world around her not just with her smile, but with all the other smiles she generated. She lived and shared her faith, her love, her kindness and lit up the world around her, generating more smiles, more faith and more goodness from those lives she touched. I wasn’t around for mom’s first 29 years but being part of the Mason family and experiencing her life long friends, the Jasmars, there is no doubt Mom was that same light in her first 29 years. In her years as mom, Aunt Mary Kay, Mrs. Hasenauer and Ma Hasenauer to my sisters and I, our cousins and our friends I watched mom shine her light on all. She didn’t just make people feel special, they were special to her. None were as special as those she was the Ba to, her grandchildren. I think they became the sign to her that she had succeeded in her mission her on earth. She was the best mom, even if after the first day of kindergarten she didn’t believe me that I knew everything already. She carried me on the school bus for day 2. I still contend I was right and that my grade to effort ratio through high school proved that. But why would I want to go to school? I got solo mom time when the sisters had to go to school while I was still home. I got the lunches at Schallers and Crossroads Restaurant before or after shopping or hair appointments or other errands. Mom was consistently the same loving person throughout her life. You always knew who you were going to get. I was the first of the siblings to retire. I got Friday solo mom time again, with hair appointments… for her… shopping and lunch at Schallers or the Parkway Restaurant. I guess she knew carrying me on the bus wouldn’t change anything, except I was doing the driving now. Mom was a constant strength for all, always there, always Mom, Mary Kay, Aunt Mary Kay, Mrs. H, sister, daughter and The Ba. Dad, Mr. Mary Kay as he referred to himself, often told Anne, Mary and I "thanks for coming to live with me". Thanks mom and dad, for having us come to live with you!

  7. Chuck Hasenauer on October 11, 2022 at 4:28 pm

    Mom loved her Beatrice Place family! We are so glad she found that home!

  8. Chuck Hasenauer on October 11, 2022 at 4:30 pm

    The JasMars were a fun bunch and a great part of mom’s happiness in life. You all sure had a lot of fun!

  9. Rodney Johnson on October 12, 2022 at 9:59 am

    I will never forget Mary and her smile. She was a very humble woman that made everyone comfortable and her presence demanded your attention and respect. "Thank for letting Chuck stay with you" RIH

  10. Anne Sawyko on October 14, 2022 at 8:07 am

    Mary Kay’s light was shining at Our Mother of Sorrows Church for many years. Her enthusiasm for life was contagious. I loved her smile and laughter. Thank you, God, for sharing her with Your people.

  11. Paula Pete on October 18, 2022 at 4:12 pm

    To the family of Mary Kay, I’d like to extend our condolences to you all. We knew Mary through my mom, Cynthia Maio. Always a wonderful friend and many fun occasions together. A beautiful, kind woman with a warm smile. I also knew her as a loving grandma. Peace to all. Paula Pete

  12. Mary Resch on October 21, 2022 at 11:46 am

    Thank you Paula. She sure enjoyed all her time spent with her “church lady” friends!

  13. Mary Resch on October 21, 2022 at 11:49 am

    Thank you so much Bert for the perfect tribute to our mom, she would have loved that!

  14. Irene Mason on December 22, 2022 at 2:52 pm

    My dear Mary Kay l don’t think I ever saw you with out a smile on you face.You where a sister in law that made me proud to know you! I miss you already and can’t wait until I see the 2 sister’s in heaven..Save me a spot…

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