Doris M. (Boutotte) Zanghi

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Lived in Wayland and Fitchburg; 82

LONGMEADOW -- Doris M. (Boutotte) Zanghi, 82, of Longmeadow and formerly of Wayland, died peacefully on Monday, March 26, 2012, at the New York Presbyterian Hospital, following a brief illness.

She was born in Fitchburg on May 27, 1929, the daughter of the late Joseph Boutotte and Marie Louise (Berube) Boutotte.

Doris is survived by her devoted children, Nina M. Heffernan and her husband, Jay of Longmeadow, Martin S. Zanghi of South Portland, Maine, and Samuel S. Zanghi, Jr., of New Boston, NH. Cherished grandmother of Molly and Tyler of Longmeadow, and Emma, Mike and Joy of South Portland, Maine. Sister of Cecile Lamaureaux of Fitchburg; and several nieces and nephews.

She was the wife for 47 years of the late Samuel S. Zanghi who died on April 26, 2003.

Doris spent her formative years in Fitchburg, and was a former resident of Wayland for 39 years before moving to Longmeadow nine years ago. She was a graduate of St. Bernard's High School in Fitchburg with the Class of 1947.

Her interests included crocheting, reading and playing bingo with her many friends. She was an active member of the Longmeadow Senior Center and loved her many bus trips with friends to Mohegan Sun and other activities at the center. She was an accomplished knitter, and was active in the knitting and crocheting club.

Doris was a loving and devoted wife, mother, and grandmother to her family who were the center of her life. She will be fondly remembered for her kindness to everyone who knew her.

ZANGHI -- Her family will received friends and family on Saturday, March 31, 2012 from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the John C. Bryant Funeral Home, 56 Pemberton Road (Off Rte. 30), Wayland. Her Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 11:00 a.m. at Good Shepherd Parish at St Ann's Church, 124 Cochituate Rd (Rte. 27), Wayland. Burial will follow in the Zanghi family lot in North Cemetery in Wayland. For on-line condolences and directions, please visit

Published in Sentinel & Enterprise on Mar. 29, 2012
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