Happiest when she was with her family

Published in the August 13, 2015 edition

MEDFORD — Mary C. Zarrella passed away peacefully at the Aberjona Nursing Center on Aug. 5. She was 95. Born and raised in Boston’s North End, she was the daughter of the late John and Catherine (Driscoll) Babstock. A loving wife, mother, grandmother and great–grandmother, Mary was happiest being with her family.

The beloved wife of the late Arthur Zarrella, she was a devoted mother to Arthur Zarrella and his wife Camella of North Reading, Alexander Zarrella and his wife Roberta of Medford, Kathleen Belanger and her husband Donald of Medford, Joel Zarrella and his partner Susanne Joyce of Melrose. She was a loving grandmother to Christopher, Jason, Jeffrey, Erik, Jennifer, Amy, Diane, Joseph and a loving great-grandmother to Sydney, Alana, Tyler, Alex, Hayden and Connor.

Mary’s funeral was held from the Dello Russo Funeral Home, 306 Main St., Medford, Monday, Aug. 10 at 8:30 a.m. followed by a funeral Mass celebrated in St. Raphael Church, 512 High St., Medford, at 9:30 a.m. Services concluded with burial at Oak Grove Cemetery.