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Obituary for Mary (Reis) Zina
Mary (Reis) Zina, 95, of Ludlow, passed away peacefully on December 21, 2018. Born in Hudson, MA, daughter of the late Arthur and Anna (Alves) Reis, she came to Ludlow in 1947. Mary was a faithful communicant of Our Lady of Fatima Church, was active in the Ludlow Senior Center, and a member of the Ludlow Senior Citizens Club and Golden Agers. She favored family and friends with her famous pumpkin bread and other baked goodies. She worked for 19 years at Latrique and later retired from Smith and Wesson where she worked an additional 17 years. She stayed active in retirement years and kept busy with yardwork and gardening. Mary was predeceased by her loving husband and dance partner, John Zina, Jr. in 1995. 'Auntie Mary' leaves her nephew Richard Zina and wife Rhonda of Palmer, who were devoted to her care after her husband's passing, their children, Curt Zina of Southbridge, Calli Phillips (Tony) of Agawam, and Corinne Matchett (Bill) of Wales, with whom she enjoyed spending her time; along with several more nieces and nephews including: Stephen Reis, of Rhode Island, Judith Boyer, of Virginia, and her Godchild Mary Darcy, of Arizona; sister-in-law Eva Ersing of Wilbraham, brother-in-laws Antonio Zina of Kingston, and Armand Zina; Mary was also predeceased by her brothers Manuel Reis and Edward Reis and sister-in-law Juliette. She also leaves loving extended family members, dear friends, staff and her special friend Albertina at the Life Care Center of Wilbraham, Massachusetts. Visiting hours for Mary are on Thursday, December 27th from 9:30-10:45am in Ludlow Funeral Home concluding with a funeral home chapel service at 11:00am followed by burial in St. Aloysius Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Mary’s memory to Friends of the Ludlow Senior Center or Beacon Hospice.