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Mary Frances Trazi, a long-time resident of Stoneham, passed away at Winchester Hospital on Thursday, March 2 at the age of 95.
Mary was born in Melrose on November 4, 1927 and was the daughter of the late James and Julia (Donovan) Dawson.
Mary was raised in Stoneham, living in the home her grandfather built, and was a graduate of Stoneham High School. She was a devoted parishioner of St. Patrick Parish and was a volunteer at the Gerry Street Food Pantry. Working at the Food Pantry, she felt a sense of purpose and was proud to work with a very kind group of people that became her friends.
Mary loved working outside in her yard even up into her late 80’s. She also loved doing crossword puzzles and reading the Boston Globe, Boston Herald, and New York Post. Her favorite subject to read about was Queen Elizabeth II or the Kennedys. She was a fan of crime dramas and loved playing records - especially Irish music. Mary also did needlepoint until she was unable to keep up the craft.
Due to Mary’s love of cats, she was known as the Cat Lady and when people were unable to care for their pet, they would ask her to take in their fur baby. With her soft heart, she took them all in and at one time had a total of 5 furry friends.
She was the loving mother of the late Anthony E. Trazi, Jr and his wife Caryn T. Trazi of Wakefield, and the sister of the late Julia T. Marino and her husband Charles L. Fields of Arizona. Mary is also survived by her niece, Lisa J. Marino and her great nieces, Sofia and Lena all of Newton.
Her Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Patrick Church, 71 Central Street in Stoneham on Wednesday, March 8th at 10 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Mary’s name may be made to the SACS Food Pantry, Stoneham Memorial SDA Church, 29 Maple Street, Stoneham, MA 02180 or to St. Patrick Parish 71 Central Street Stoneham, MA 02180.
Wednesday, March 8, 2023
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