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Mary Eleanor (D'Addario) Zunino

August 28, 1923 ~ September 1, 2021 (age 98)


Mary Eleanor D’Addario Zunino, age 98, of Avondale, PA, passed away on Wednesday, September 1, 2021, at her home, surrounded by her family. She was a member of St. Gabriel of the Sorrowful Mother Catholic Church in Avondale, PA for many years.  She was the wife of the late Angelo J. Zunino who died in 2009 and with whom she shared 61 years of marriage. Born in West Goshen, PA, she was a daughter of the late Donato D’Addario and the late Carmela DiBenedetto D’Addario. 

Mary graduated from Avon Grove High School in 1941. After high school, she worked for many years as a beautician before meeting her future husband, Angelo. They married and she quickly adopted the life of the family farming business, Angelo J. Zunino & Sons Incorporated.  

She had a passion for continuous learning and truly enjoyed sharing her knowledge with others. Telling her life’s stories was her way of passing on family history and traditions to her family and friends. She also enjoyed cooking for her family, being in the garden, OCNJ, and being at the pool with her grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. 

Survivors include two sons Thomas J. Zunino and his wife Kathy of Kennett Square and David J. Zunino and his wife Diane of Avondale; one daughter Patricia M. Quynn and her husband Norman of Kennett Square; her daughter-in-law, Lois Zunino of West Grove; one sister Mildred Ferraro of Kennett Square; 16 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren. In addition to her husband and parents, she was predeceased by a son Edward and her siblings Clara, Helen, Daniel, and Fred.  

Her family would like to give special thanks to the people who cared for her in her final days and weeks, including (her daughter) Tricia Quynn, (her granddaughters) Michelle Tuel and Sarah Quynn, (niece) Judy Ferraro, and caregivers Laura Cooper, Phyllis Osborne, and the staff of Willow Tree Hospice. Your love and care will never be forgotten.  

You are invited to visit with Mary’s family and friends from 10:00-11:00 am Wednesday, September 8, 2021 at St. Gabriel of the Sorrowful Mother Church, 8910 Gap Newport Pike, Avondale, PA 19311. Her Mass of Christian burial will follow at 11:00 am. Interment will be at St. Patrick Cemetery. Contributions in her memory may be made to St. Gabriel of the Sorrowful Mother Church, P.O. Box 709, Avondale, PA 19311  https://catholiccharitiesappeal.org/donate 

Arrangements are made by Matthew Grieco of Grieco Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc. (1800-FUNERAL). To send an online condolence please visit www.griecofunerals.com   

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September 8, 2021

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
St. Gabriel of the Sorrowful
8910 Gap Newport Pike
Avondale, Pennsylvania 19311

Mass of Christian Burial
September 8, 2021

11:00 AM
St. Gabriel of the Sorrowful
8910 Gap Newport Pike
Avondale, Pennsylvania 19311

Interment following funeral service
September 8, 2021

St. Patrick Cemetery
460 N. Union Street
Kennett Square, PA 19348


St. Gabriel of the Sorrowful Mother Church
8910 Gap Newport Pike, Avondale PA 19311
Web: https://catholiccharitiesappeal.org/donate

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