Mary L. Pasquerette Zaffino, 84, of Pleasant Township, Warren, Pa., died Tuesday evening, Nov. 16, 2021 surrounded by her family. She was born Dec. 1, 1936, in Warren, Pa. Mary was the daughter of William and Yolanda Brindis Pasquerette.
She was a lifelong Warren area resident. Mary was a graduate of Warren High School class of 1954. She earned her certificate of nursing from St. Vincent Hospital School of Nursing class of 1957. Mary was employed at Warren General Hospital from 1957-67, and the former Brennan Root Nursing Home. She was head of the transportation service for Children’s Services for five years and enjoyed delivering Meals on Wheels. She had served on the Warren County Unit of the American Cancer Society Board of Directors from 1995-2001.
She was chairman of the Door-to-Door Campaign from 1995-98 and had collected for that campaign since 1967. She was an active member at Holy Redeemer Roman Catholic Church and involved in the church, Cursillo movement where she held two offices. She also worked on the church census, building fund and their stewardship campaign. Mary had served as a eucharistic minister for nursing home patients, served as a prayer partner for many students getting ready for the rite of confirmation and was on the church prayer chain. She was also instrumental for sending out bereavement booklets and sympathy cards to church members. Mary was instrumental in bringing to Warren, Make a Difference Day, and the opening of the Warren Area Student Union.
She was very good at organizing any project and always accepted a challenge. Mary’s family remembers their mother as a dedicated, giving person who loved her family and her dogs passionately. She also loved to help people and volunteer her time. She was never one that waited to be asked to help. If she saw a need for help, she stepped right in. Mary had a big heart and a spirit that gave constantly to others. She was known for her love of cooking and baking. Her spaghetti sauce, pistachio bread, Christmas cookies, fruitcake and most of all, her canned peppers were enjoyed by many.
Mary is survived by her three children: Julie Z. Allen and husband, Daniel of Fredericksburg, Va., Thomas Zaffino of Warren, Pa., and Mark Zaffino and wife, Melody of Russell, Pa.; four grandchildren: Benjamin William Allen, Kylie Eve Allen, Gabrielle Cummings Parker, and Morgan Roseanne Zaffino; four great-grandchildren: Elijah Daniel Long, Caysen Spencer Long, Copelan Ford Parker, Ranger Jerry James Parker.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Frank J. Zaffino.
Mary’s family will receive friends, on Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021, from 10-11 a.m., at Holy Redeemer Church gathering space, 11 Russell St., Warren, Pa. A Mass of Christian Burial will be con-
ducted at 11 a.m., with Father Stephen Schreiber, pastor, officiating, assisted by Deacon Raymond Wiehagen. Face masks and six-foot social distancing will be required. Interment will be in St. Joseph Roman Catholic Cemetery.
Those wishing to place memorials may do so through Hospice of Warren County, www.hospiceofwarrencounty.org, 1 Main Ave., Warren, PA. 16365 or the American Cancer Society or Paws Along the River, 212 Elm St., Warren, Pa., or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, www.stjude.org 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
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The Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc. has been entrusted with funeral arrangements.