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Mary Ellen Zarro

January 17, 1966 - March 07, 2023


Obituary For Mary Ellen Zarro

Mary Ellen Zarro, 57, of Peabody, MA, passed away peacefully, Tuesday, March 7, 2023. She was the loving and devoted wife of Salvatore Zarro. Mary Ellen was born in Salem, MA, January 17, 1966, the daughter of the late Walter F. and Margaret (Jennings) Bellaconis. She was raised and educated in Peabody and was a graduate of Peabody High School.

Mary Ellen furthered her education and earned a bachelor’s degree at Salem State. She was employed as a Finance Manager with The Boston Globe for over 30 years. Mary Ellen dedicated much of her life to family and faith. Raising and providing a loving home for her three sons was the center of her life. She also gave much of her time to volunteering at the Parish of Saint John the Baptist in Peabody. Mary Ellen will be dearly missed by her family, friends, coworkers and parish community. She was a beautiful soul with a generous heart and she will forever be remembered with love.

Mary Ellen is survived by her devoted husband of 31 years, Salvatore Zarro, three sons, Giuseppe S. Zarro, Salvatore V. Zarro and Michael S. Zarro and mother-in-law, Antonietta Zarro. She also leaves behind two brothers, Walter Bellaconis and Joseph Bellaconis, sister Margaret Rogers and husband, sisters-in-laws, Teresa Higinbotham and Antonietta Caputo and their husbands, nieces, nephews and many dear friends. Mary Ellen was predeceased by her sister, Patricia Mangini.

Family and friends are respectfully invited to attend visiting hours Wednesday, March 15, 2023 from 4:00-6:00 PM at the Conway, Cahill-Brodeur Funeral Home, 82 Lynn St. Peabody, MA 01960. A funeral mass to celebrate her life will be held Thursday at 10:00 AM at The Parish of Saint John the Baptist, 17 Chestnut St, Peabody, MA 01960. Burial will immediately follow at Cedar Grove Cemetery in Peabody. Online condolences may be made by visiting www.ccbfuneral.com.

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  • 03/20/2023

    well, its been a few days since you've past on, and there are no perfect words for a life that was cut short, but as we all share memories of our life's interaction with Mary, i think back to holidays and special occasions that would bring the family together. Mary and I would get into discussions about many things including the third rail of politics,,even so she was as gentle as her voice and tempermant, no matter the topic. a life cut to short is always heartbreaking, but when its personal as with family and friends it is always harder to cope. may your light shine in heaven mary thoughts and prayers everlasting..

  • 03/16/2023

    I worked @ the Boston Globe with Mary Ellen, she was a wonderful women, and a great coworker, my thoughts and payers are with Mary Ellen, and her family. Jim Kenney

  • 03/15/2023

    Dear Sal, Giuseppe, Salvatore and Mike, We were all very saddened to hear of Mary Ellen's recent passing. As we look back over the years we have nothing but fond memories of her cheery smile and caring disposition. She was a true ray of sunshine. And we have always looked upon her as a devoted mother to her boys and and a loyal companion to her husband of 30+ years. We spent a good many hours in the rinks and on the sidelines of the playing fields and Mary Ellen was so supportive and gracious whenever we spent time together. Life was pretty hectic then with full time work and then having all the boys involved in different sports but she was a reliable transporter, trooper and a great co pilot I am sure. She cannot be replaced but she will always be treasured . Our thoughts have been and will continue to be with you all at this difficult time when you have to say farewell. RIP MaryEllen Zarro--we will surely miss you.

  • 03/15/2023

    I knew Mary in our younger days. I remember her as always smiling. My deepest condolences and prayers for your family. Heaven has gained an angel.

  • 03/15/2023

    Mary Ellen was a kind, caring, generous soul. MEZ cared deeply about her Boston Globe family & those warm feelings were felt about MEZ. Sending love and deepest sympathies to Mary Ellen's family during this horrible time. 🙏❤️🙏

  • 03/11/2023

    Salvie and son's, I am so sorry for your loss. It is my prayer that God will comfort you and your whole family during this sad time. May he richly bless you as you mourn, and may the light of His presence be a continual source of consolation. Mary Ellen was an amazing person who touched so many lives in such a positive way that she will always be remembered and never forgotten! May her beautiful soul rest in eternal peace. Love, Michael Simeone

  • 03/11/2023

    Dear Sal and sons and extended family: my deepest sympathy and assurance of prayers for Mary Ellen and all of you. I was so surprised and saddened to hear. Regrettably I am out of the country for a while so I can't be with you. But i am offering Mass today for her and all of you. God bless, sincerely, Father John

  • 03/11/2023

    To know Mary Ellen was a gift from God. A kind and beautiful person with a charitable soul the size of the Universe. Always positive, always kind and always giving to others. She was a tireless individual with a strong commitment to her family, work, countless outside endeavors and her faith. Our Love to Sal and the boys. Steve/Lisa Ferrante and family

  • 03/11/2023

    Salvie, our deepest condolences to you and your family Cam and Rosanna Calascibetta

  • 03/10/2023

    I never actually had the pleasure of meeting Mary Ellen but we worked closely together over the last two-ish years virtually. There was never a time where we weren't laughing together, either at the situations we were tackling together or at little inside jokes we made along the way. She was always positive and willing to lend a helping hand. Even with all she had recently endured, she always kept the best of spirits and was still concerned about others! Knowing her and working with her was definitely an honor and a blessing. My sincerest condolences to the family and prayers for peace and comfort.

  • 03/10/2023

    Mary Ellen made my three years at the Globe a joy and I'm heartbroken at her passing. She would stay long on calls to ask about the chickens I was raising, and last I spoke to her, I promised her pictures of the new chicks we planned on getting. I just got 10 new birds yesterday, I'm sorry she didn't get to see them. She was a gem, and a positive influence to everyone she interacted with. So sorry to the family.

  • 03/10/2023

    My sincerest condolences to you and your family. May God give you strength in this difficult time. Yeidalys Natal

  • 03/10/2023

    Mary Ellen was such a lovely person. I haven't seen her for many years but her voice immediately comes into my mind as I think of her. Enjoyed our time working at The Boston Globe together. Thinking of her family. - Kristin (O'Donnell) Bedard

  • 03/10/2023

    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  • 03/10/2023

    Dear Sal, I am so sorry for your loss. My heart hurts for you and your family. MaryEllen was a wonderful person inside and out. I will always cherish the time that we worked together at The Boston Globe. Valori

  • 03/10/2023

    So sorry for your loss. Mez as we called her at The Globe, was an amazing boss. Peace to her beautiful soul. Maria P.Tack-Buccella

  • 03/10/2023

    Dear Sal & Family, We are so sorry to hear of the loss of your beautiful bride. May you find solace in all your happy memories with her. Keeping all of you in our thoughts & prayers. With our deepest sympathy.

  • 03/09/2023

    So sorry to hear about Mary Ellen. I will cherish my memories I have if our kids birthdays and working in St John's schi auctions. She will be missed by many

  • 03/09/2023

    So sorry for you and your boys Jenine Pasco

  • 03/09/2023

    Dear Sal and Sons, We are thinking of all of you as you mourn your beautiful wife and mother. We wish you God's peace in this time of grieving. Love, Brian and Misti


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    Damaris Johnson sent Pastel Harmony for Mary Ellen Zarro - March 14, 2023

    In loving memory of my dear friend Mary Ellen. May you rest in God's peace. Love and Miss you, Damaris

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    Heavenly & Harmony was sent for Mary Ellen Zarro - March 14, 2023

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    Eradys Santos sent Garden of Memories for Mary Ellen Zarro - March 13, 2023

    Dear Zarro Family, May the light of our Lord shine upon Mary Ellen's soul always. Our hearts and thoughts are with you all. Sending love your way. With deepest sympathy, Santos Family

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    Scott and Claudette Cardey planted 5 trees in memory of Mary Ellen Zarro . - March 15, 2023

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