, Salem, MA

October 16, 2013

Margaret (Jennings) Bellaconis, 73

Peabody — Margaret R. (Jennings) Bellaconis, 73, beloved wife of the late Walter Bellaconis Sr., died peacefully on Monday October 14, 2013, at the Kindred Hospital in Peabody, following a brief illness.

Born in Salem, she was the daughter of the late Patrick and Margaret (Leahy) Jennings from Ireland. She grew up in Salem, where she attended St. James School, and graduated from the all-girls St. James High School. Margaret was raised in Salem, and lived in Peabody for over 30 years.

Mrs. Bellaconis enjoyed being at home while raising her family. She also worked many years for Eagle Can Co. of Peabody.

Margaret was affectionately known as “Meg” by her husband, and “Peggy” by family and friends. She was active in the North Shore elders programs, one being the Golden Years Club at the Torigian Community Life Center, and also playing bingo. She loved babysitting for her grandchildrenb who called her “Nana.”

She is survived by three daughters, Peggy Bellaconis and her husband, Bob Rogers of Billerica, Patty Mangini of Peabody, and Mary Ellen and her husband, Salvatore Zarro of Peabody; two sons, Walter Bellaconis Jr. of Beverly, and Joseph Bellaconis of Peabody; seven grandchildren, Mindy Mangini, Tricia Mangini, Danielle R. Rogers, Nicholas Rogers, Giuseppe Zarro, Salvatore Zarro, and Michael Zarro; one great-granddaughter, Lily Tripari; two sisters, Nancy and her husband, Robert Mulligan of Salem, and Josephine and her husband, Renato DeFilippo of Danvers; a sister-in-law, Rose Jennings, beloved wife to her late brother Bill Jennings; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death, besides her husband and parents, by a granddaughter, Alicia Mangini; her sisters and brothers, Eileen White, John Jennings, Bill Jennings, her twin Patricia Jennings, and Kathleen Jennings, all of Salem.

ARRANGEMENTS: Relatives and friends are kindly invited to gather on Friday October 18, at 10 a.m., from the Conway, Cahill-Brodeur Funeral Home, 82 Lynn Street, Peabody, followed by a Funeral Mass, at 11 a.m., in St. John the Baptist Church, Peabody. A visitation will be held on Thursday, from 4 to 8 p.m., in the funeral home. Burial will be in Cedar Grove Cemetery, Peabody.

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