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Lea T. Zavattaro, 102

LEE, Mass. — Lea T. Zavattaro, 102, of Lee, died Thursday afternoon, February 22, 2018, at the Laurel Lake Center with her family at her side.

She was born in Marble, Colo., on August 14, 1915, the daughter of Marco and Diana Piccini Buffoni. Lea married Albert Zavattaro April 6, 1939. He died on November 13, 1997.

Mrs. Zavattaro cherished working for Bernie and Ann Collins and Bill and Eleanor Collins assisting with running their households and caring for their children for many years.

Mrs. Zavattaro enjoyed cooking and spending time with her friends and family over a cup of coffee.

Mrs. Zavattaro leaves behind her daughter, Tina M. Nelson and her husband Jim, of Hillsdale, N.Y.; two grandchildren, Randy Nelson of Hillsdale, N.Y., and Laura McIntyre and her husband Sean, of San Francisco, Calif.; her two great-grandchildren, Clodagh and Coral McIntyre; her brother, Lawrence Buffoni and his wife Marie, of Lee; and her two sisters, Vera Giarolo and Gloria Griffin, both of Lee.

Besides her husband, she was predeceased by her son, John; as well as, her five brothers: Harry, Raymond, Everett, Joseph and Mario Buffoni.

Funeral notice: Funeral services for Lea T. Zavattaro will be held Tuesday, February 27, 2018, at 10 a.m. at St. Mary's Church with a Liturgy of Christian Burial. Burial will follow in St. Mary's Cemetery.

Visiting hours will be held Monday evening, February 26, 2018, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Kelly Funeral Home in Lee. In lieu of flowers those wishing may make a donation in memory of Mrs. Zavattaro to the Berkshire Humane Society in care of Kelly Funeral Home, 3 Main St., Lee, MA 01238.

Obituary Provided By: Kelly Funeral Home

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