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Constance R. (Zappala) McKiernan of West Roxbury passed away peacefully at her home with her loving family at her side on December 10. She was the beloved wife of 43 years of James J. McKiernan and devoted mother of Jennifer A. McKiernan of West Roxbury. She was the loving sister of Noreen Fichera and the late Rosario Fichera of Methuen; and loving aunt of Russell Fichera and his wife, Suzanne of Methuen and Jeannine Peluso and her late husband, Robert, also of Methuen. She was the dear great-aunt of Christina and Justin Fichera, Joshua, Jacob and Gianna Peluso; and daughter of the late Salvatore and Sara (Nicotra) Zappala. Connie also is survived by several loving cousins and friends. She was a former member of the Blessed Virgin Mary Sodality of Holy Rosary Church. Connie treasured her family and her faith, both of which strengthened her throughout her entire life. For many years she took great pride working in the banking profession.
Funeral from the Robert J. Lawler & Crosby Funeral Home, 1803 Centre St., West Roxbury, on Friday, December 15, at 9 a.m. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated in St. Theresa of Avila Church, 2078 Centre St., at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Visiting hours in the funeral home on Thursday, December 14, from 5 to 8 p.m. Interment at Saint Joseph Cemetery, West Roxbury. Donations in Connie's memory may be made to Saint Theresa of Avila Parish, 10 Saint Theresa Avenue, West Roxbury, MA 02132; or to the Pace Harbor Health Program, 1135 Morton Street, Mattapan, MA 02126. For information, please visit the LawLer & Crosby Funeral Home at www.lawlerfuneralhome.com or 617-323-5600.
Published on December 12, 2017
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