Mary C. (Colarusso) MacKenzie, age 90

of Quincy

Mary C. (Colarusso) MacKenzie, age 90

Mary C. (Colarusso) MacKenzie, age 90, a lifelong resident of Quincy, died peacefully, Thursday, July 9, 2020, at her daughter’s home, in the comfort of her loving family.

Born in Quincy, to the late Joseph and Rose Colarusso, she was raised and educated there, and was a graduate of Quincy High School.

She was employed as a florist at the Quincy Adams Garden Center for over twenty-five years.

Mary was a longtime, active parishioner of Saint John the Baptist Church.

She loved flowers and enjoyed gardening. Most of all, she was devoted to her family, actively supporting their activities and accomplishments.

Beloved wife of the late Richard F. MacKenzie.

Devoted mother of Kathryn M. Lynch and her husband Stephen of Pembroke, Richard J. MacKenzie and his wife Maria of Pembroke, James S. MacKenzie and his wife Liliana of Salem, N.H., and Robert E. MacKenzie of Quincy.

Loving grandmother of Jamie and her husband Brian, Christopher and his wife Victoria, Michael, Elizabeth, James, and Gabriel.

Cherished great-grandmother of Mia and Nathan.

Dear sister of Ralph Colarusso and his wife Florence of Holbrook.

Mary is also survived by several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

In light of current events, funeral services took place privately. A Funeral Mass was celebrated in Saint John the Baptist Church and interment took place at Mount Wollaston Cemetery, Quincy.

For those who wish, donations in Mary’s memory may be made to the American Heart Association, 300 5th Avenue, Suite 6, Waltham, MA 02451-8750.


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  • You were a great mother and grandmother to all of us. We will miss you dearly. Rest in peace Mom.

  • Aunt Dolly and Uncle Dick, two most wonderful people. I have fond memories of my aunt and uncle. I know mom will be dearly missed but as time passes fond memories will lighten heart and bring smiles as you each recall precious times. Dick and Dolly are a together again; that warms my heart.
    I offer my sincere condolences.
    Cousin Ralph

  • Dearest Kathy, Richard, Jimmy and BobbyPlease know you are all in our thoughts and prayers as you mourn the loss of your MotherI know when my Mother passed it was such a sadness and that took a long time to heal. I now know that your Mom was embraced by your Dad and all her loved ones that went before her.She is now at peace and welcomed by everyone we remember at all of the family events! I feel their presence and know their love is constant and everlasting! Hold on to one another and comfort one another and in time the sadness can be changedto gratitude for all the wonderful memories you have had with both your Mom and Dad

  • To my cousins: I’m so sorry for your loss. Your mother was so nice, down to earth and friendly. I hope your good memories and the love you had for one another can offer some peace during this sad time. Love, Paula