SALEM — Mrs. Priscilla A. “Pat” (Consolazio) Zavaglia 84, of Salem, passed away Sunday, Feb. 17th, 2013, after a long illness. She was the loving wife of the late Salvatore G. “Salvi” Zavaglia, who passed away in 1983.
Born in Beverly, she was the daughter of the late Angelo and Mary (Knox) Consolazio. Raised in Salem, she was a graduate of the former St. Mary’s School on the Boulevard in Salem. In the late 1940s, she completed the Licensed Practical Nursing Program at Salem Hospital. She had been employed at Salem Hospital and Shaughnessy Hospital prior to her retirement in 1991.
Pat enjoyed the simple pleasures in life. She enjoyed summers at Newfound Lake with the extended Nino Rizzotti Family and traveling with family and friends around the country, Bermuda, Canada and Europe. She enjoyed cooking, whether it was for her family, her husband’s St. Joseph Academy Football Team in the 1950s or the North Shore Community College students in Bermuda in the 1960s and 1970s. Pat had a tremendous sense of humor.
She was also an animal lover and family and friends' pets always knew they could count on a treat from Pat.
Pat is survived by her two sons, John Zavaglia and his wife Ellen (Chadbourne) of Danvers and James Zavaglia and his wife Marjorie (Wilson) of Salem, her daughter, Joanna Zavaglia-Thompson and her husband James of East Orlando, Fl; a step granddaughter Sara Bates of Danvers. She was also “Grammy Pat” to family and friends Richard Smith and Leila Smith. She is survived by many nieces, nephews and godchildren. The family would like to thank Best Home Care, Hospice of the North Shore, Trask Day Care Center, Hunt Nursing Home and family and friends for their care to Pat. A special thank you to Jeannine Rizzotti Belfiore.
ARRANGEMENTS: Her funeral will be held from The O’Donnell Funeral Home, 46 Washington Sq. (At Salem Common), Salem, Thursday at 9:15 A.M. followed by her funeral Mass in the Immaculate Conception Church, Hawthorne Blvd, Salem, at 10 A.M. Relatives and friends invited. Burial in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Salem. Visiting hours Wednesday from 4 to 7 P.M. In lieu of flowers, expression of sympathy may be made in Pat’s memory to the Hospice of the North Shore, 75 Sylvan St., Danvers, MA 01923 or to Trask Adult Day Care Center, at the Peabody Council on Aging, 79 Central St., Peabody, MA 01960. To share a memory or offer a condolence, please visit www.odonnellfuneralservice.com.