Obituary for Susan Zona
Northborough / Maynard
Susan M. (Racila) Zona, devoted wife of 43 years to Richard J. Zona, passed away peacefully early in the morning on Friday, August 18, 2017; she was 83 years old. Susan was a longtime Northborough resident prior to moving to Maynard 11 years ago. Susan was born in Sangerville, Maine on January 11, 1934 and was the pride and joy of her parents, Victor M. and Beatrice E. (Greenier) Racila. She was educated in Northborough prior to earning her CNA. Susan worked many years as a CNA for the VNA in Westborough where many clients benefited from her loving care. She also is remembered for the time spent as a waitress at the former White Cliffs in Northborough and giving of her time at the Bruce Center on Worcester.
Susan loved vacationing on the Cape, especially in Little Harbor. She was a long time communicant of St. Rose of Lima Parish in Northborough. She will be remembered by her family and friends as a caring and courageous woman who loved her family more than anything.
Among her survivors she leaves her husband Richard, her two sons, Richard E. Benedict and wife Jane Sullivan of Naples, FL, Bryan V. Benedict of Worcester, MA; and two daughters, Annemarie Taylor and husband Scott Taylor, Sr. of Marlborough, MA and Lynn Anne Quebec her husband Edward of Fitzwilliam, NH.
She also leaves her grandchildren whom she was proud of, Judith (Taylor) Perry and husband John, George and Nicole Taylor, Scott Taylor Jr. and William V. Morse as well as her great grandchildren, Benjamin and Bethany Perry, Abigail and Antoinette Taylor and Anthony and Samantha Morse.
A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Monday, August 28, 2017, at 11AM, at St. Rose of Lima Parish, 244 W. Main Street, Northborough; burial will follow in Howard Street Cemetery, Northborough. Please consider a donation in Susan’s name to a charity of your choice.
Hays Funeral Home, 56 Main Street, Northborough, MA is assisting Susan’s family with all arrangements. To view or leave a condolence, please visit www. HaysFuneralHome.com.