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Colleen M. Kazan


Obituary For Colleen M. Kazan

Peabody – In the early morning of October 6, 2022, Colleen M. (Mercurio) Kazan, loving mother to three children, passed away at home following a day and evening visit of love and comfort with her daughter, Dina Connors, daughter, Karen Quealy, grandson, Michael Quealy, grandson, Patrick Connors, her dear friend/family forever Patrick J. Connors and her fury friend, Jasper Connors.

Colleen was born in Boston and was raised in East Boston. She was the daughter of the late John and Rose (Inzirillo) Mercurio and the beloved wife of the late Philip P. Kazan.

She was a hairstylist at the former Jordan Marsh at Downtown Crossing in Boston and was frequently hired out privately as a stylist for weddings and special events.

Colleen loved vacationing with her husband, Philip for a long weekend in Italy, Las Vegas, any east coast island. Her favorite place was Hawaii where they would spend their winters. She loved going to church wherever she was. She loved to draw and had a very artistic mind where she showcased her love of art and decorating in her home. She was an avid walker, walking many miles wherever she was. She loved dining out or staying in, always ready to enjoy a glass of cabernet. She loved her neighborhood, both in East Boston where she lived surrounded with lifetime friends and family and later in Peabody where she loved her neighborhood and neighbors, namely Tom and Linda C., Donny and Cindy S., Jackie P. and her mailman, John J. She loved romantic/comedy movies, especially enjoyed Hallmark Christmas movies. She was a lifetime supporter of St. Jude Children’s Research Center and prayed to St. Jude in anyone’s hour of pain and darkness. She was an eclectic music lover. Her favorite concert was seeing the Rat Pack in Vegas where she got her ticket signed by the group.

Colleen was genuinely kind and always open. She was graceful and beautiful. Her soul was elegant and never aged. She was a quiet woman with a wicked sense of humor. You are already so missed at home and will be missed by everyone who knew you.

You are now breathing beautiful Mummy, we love you so much. A special thank you to VNA Care Hospice who are literally angels on earth. You all respected Colleen’s wishes, body and mind and put us at ease in our darkest hours.

She is survived by her loving daughters, Karen Quealy and her children, Katelyn and Michael and great grandson, Phillip; Dina Connors and her son, Patrick; Christopher Kazan and his wife, Mandy and their children, Kendall, Keegan and Kayden. She was also the sister of the late Mary-Elaine Mercurio who passed away as a toddler.

ARRANGEMENTS: Her funeral service will be held graveside, at the Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, 185 Lake St., Peabody, Wednesday, October 12, 2022 at 11:30 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Arrangements by the Conway Cahill-Brodeur Funeral Home, 82 Lynn St., Peabody. Please omit flowers. Contributions may be made in her memory to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 which she was a lifelong supporter to.

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  • 10/11/2022

    Dina, you were an angel on this earth for your mom. You were the best of friends and she loved you so much. As hard as this is, know that your mom is with you in spirit. She always will be. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  • 10/10/2022

    Dina, I am very sorry to hear about your mother. You and your family are in my prayers.

  • 10/10/2022

    Dina, so sorry to hear of your mom's passing. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

  • 10/10/2022

    Dina, My deepest sympathy on the loss of your mother. Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.

  • 10/10/2022

    Dina I am so sorry for the loss of your mom. My prayers are with you and your family. She will always be with you.

  • 10/10/2022

    Dina, I'm so deeply sorry about your mom. Words cannot express the loss of a mother, but she will be your angel in heaven guiding you. She is a beautiful soul.

  • 10/09/2022

    So Sorry to hear of Colleens passing . .My Thoughts are for the Family.

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