April 11, 1940 ~ July 9, 2020
Born in: Seattle , Washington
Resided in: Newark, California
Marie Osorio passed away peacefully at her senior care home in Newark on July 9, 2020.
Marie was the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Vasco Osorio, and was a lifelong resident of the Bay Area, with a brief stay in Honolulu, Hawaii as an infant. On May 28, 1940, Marie and her twin sister Marian were the youngest ever to fly the Pacific, aboard the Pan Am California Clipper from San Francisco to their new home in Hawaii. With the attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941, the family returned permanently to the Bay Area.
She graduated from Holy Names College in Oakland and entered the novitiate of the Sisters of the Holy Names (SNJM) in Los Gatos. And, while leaving the novitiate before taking final vows, Marie made many lifelong friends.
Marie went on to obtain a California Teaching Credential and dedicated her career to elementary school teaching at St. Clement and St. Joachim Catholic Schools in Hayward. At this time she also provided loving care for her two young nephews, Stephen and Bobby Allen, during a few years of family stress. After a successful career of fulltime teaching, Marie served as a substitute at Glankler Early Learning Center in Fremont.
Marie was an optimist and was always ready to brighten ones day. She had two (2) passions, her cat(s) and the San Francisco Giants. She took great pleasure in attending Giant games with friends, collecting souvenirs, and particularly appreciated their move to PacBell Park.
She had no family of her own but considered her legacy to be the positive contribution she made to the lives of her many young students.
The family wishes to extend a message of warm gratitude to St. Joseph’s Senior Care, her parish of Our Lady of the Rosary, and Vitas Hospice for their compassion and care for Marie in her final months.