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Lydia C. (Challet) Omasta
May 31, 1925 ~ November 10, 2023 (age 98) 98 Years Old
Lydia C. Omasta. 98, of Westhampton formerly from the West Farms section of Northampton, died Friday, November 10, 2023, in Wilbraham where she was a long-term-care resident. She had been born in Northampton on May 31, 1925, to Fred and Elgie (Parsons) Challet.
She was educated in Northampton public schools and attended Massachusetts State College (now the University of Massachusetts). In 1946 she married Paul Omasta, Jr and together they lived in Northampton where Paul had a construction business. In 1974 the couple moved to Westhampton.
Lydia was initially a homemaker, but later she became quite the social butterfly. As a member of over 80 years, she was extremely active in the life of her church and was also an avid member of countless civic organizations. Affectionately known as “Mrs. O”, she was also a dedicated kindergarten aide for many years. She worked in several diverse capacities: Meals on Wheels driver, Westhampton town select person, and home-care aide, to mention a few.
She is survived by two daughters, Nancy Bostic (John Jr) of Florida and Marcia Sullivan of Southampton. She also leaves 5 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Along with her parents, Lydia was predeceased by her husband in 1989 and her sister Dora in 2015.
A service to celebrate her life will be held Saturday December16 at 11 at the Westhampton Congregational UCC. The family will greet friends after the service, and all are welcome to the collation following. Burial will be private at the convenience of the family. Those wishing to remember Lydia are asked to make a donation to the Westhampton Congregational United Church of Christ, 1 Tob Road, Westhampton, MA01027