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Mary L. (Carenza) Harris
December 14, 2018


CHICOPEE ~ Mary L. (Carenza) Harris, 74, of Chicopee, was Called Safely Home on Friday, December 14, 2018. Mary passed into Eternal Life at home surrounded by her loving family. Mary was born in Springfield on April 23, 1944, a beloved daughter of the late Peter V. and Jennie (Angotti) Carenza. Mary was raised in Springfield, graduated from Cathedral High School in Springfield and had furthered her education at Cambridge College. Mary had worked as a Nursing Home Administrator for many years. Her work allowed her to live in many different places including Greenfield, Holland, Michigan, Scarborough, Maine and Florida. During her leisure time, Mary enjoyed cooking, reading, gardening, bird watching, crossword puzzles, trips to the beach and traveling. She also was an avid New England Patriots fan. Above all, Mary’s happiest memories were spent with her children, her daughter-in-law and her two grandsons. Mary leaves her three loving children, Marie L. Shea and Annette Shea, both of Chicopee and David R. Shea and his wife, Maleia, of Springfield; and her two cherished grandsons who loved their grandma dearly, David R. Shea, Jr. and Noah J. Shea. Mary also leaves her dear sister, JoAnn Loudon of Winter Haven, FL; and her many dear nephews, nieces, cousins, friends and extended members of the Shea and Carenza families. Mary will also be missed by her feline companion, her cat Buddy. Mary’s family would like to extend their heartfelt thanks to her caregivers, Chris and Shirley, for their years of love, dedication and compassion for Mary. In addition to her parents, Mary was predeceased by her loving infant brother, Peter P. Carenza. A Celebration of Mary’s Life will take place on Saturday, April 20, 2019 from 12 Noon to 4 p.m. at the Doverbrook Community Center, 50 Doverbrook Road, Chicopee, MA 01022. Mary’s funeral arrangements are entrusted to the St. Pierre-Phaneuf Aldenville Chapels, (413-532-9806), 13 Dale Street, Chicopee, MA 01020. For those who prefer, Mary’s family requests that memorial donations be made in her memory to the Friends of TJO Animals, 66 Industry Avenue, Suite 3, Springfield, MA 01104. For more details and to leave a condolence message for her family on her online guestbook, please visit:

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St. Pierre-Phaneuf Aldenville Chapels
13 Dale Street
Chicopee, MA 01020