OBITUARY

Kelley A. Zankowski

February 25, 1962April 6, 2021

LYNN – Kelley Ann (Craig) Zankowski, 59, of Amesbury, formerly of Lynn, passed away on Tuesday, April 6, 2021. Kelley was the beloved wife of Philip B. Zankowski with whom she shared 19 years of marriage; the devoted mother of Michael Malo of Montana, Joshua Malo of Lynn; and stepmother to Brittany and Zoe Zankowski of New Hampshire. Kelley was the first born to the late Donald and Patricia (Hanlon) Craig of Lynn; the loving sister of Donna and Ernest Belitsos of Lynn, Donald and Jeanne Craig of Florida, Kevin and Tracy Craig of New Hampshire and Kathleen Strangie of Peabody. She also leaves many cousins and an uncle that she was very close with growing up. She loved reminiscing about all of the family gatherings and how much fun we all had.

She grew up in Lynn, and raised her family in Lynn before moving to New Hampshire. She had so many talents and skills, one of which was advocating ferociously for special needs children. We're sure the many families that she helped are forever grateful.

She absolutely loved gardening and every kind of flower. Kelley cherished her time spent with family and friends, many nephews and only niece and goddaughter, “Mary Pat”. When they were little, having the kids over to do any kind of craft that you can imagine was one of her greatest joys, especially with her godson, Joey and goddaughter, Mary Pat. She was extremely thoughtful, always getting the kids a special gift, just for them. She also loved spending time with “Aunt Peg” and held a special place in her heart just for her.

From her siblings; we are forever grateful to her husband, Phil, who read every one of our goodbye text messages and emails to our sister. We know that couldn't have been easy. Mike and Josh, your mom would want you to know how much she gave her love, heart and soul to both of you. Be proud of her and always do your best and what's right - she'll always be with you. Visiting hours will be held on Monday, April 12th from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Cuffe-McGinn Funeral Home, 157 Maple Street, Lynn with appropriate social distancing protocols in place. A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, April 13th at 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery, Lynn. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Kelley’s name may be made to the American Diabetes Association or to the Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of America via websites listed below.

Services

12 April

Visitation

4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Cuffe-McGinn Funeral Home

157 Maple Street
Lynn, MA 01904

13 April

Funeral Service

11:00 am

Cuffe-McGinn Funeral Home

157 Maple Street
Lynn, MA 01904

13 April

Burial

12:15 pm

St. Joseph's Cemetery

Broadway
Lynn, MA

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Kelley A. Zankowski

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Donna (Craig) Belitsos

April 10, 2021

I hope you are running around, free now to walk and run with no pain. I pray your breaths are free of pain and struggle. Thank you for the presents! I just got them and I started reading the book you had set aside for me. Love you Sis, bask in the beauty and light of heaven, Until we meet again!
Ps. I am showing off your Rose Bush you planted here. So beautiful.

Kathryn and Michael Palangi

April 8, 2021

Dear Kelley, I will always cherish my memories of friendship with you!! You were my first friend when I moved to Lynn in 1977. You were one of the sweetest, strongest women I ever knew. Fly high my friend and we will go for a run when I meet you on the other side!! To Kelley's family you were so loved by this lady may your memories bring you comfort and peace. Love Kathy and Mike Palangi

Michael Malo

April 8, 2021

There are no words.
It’s not goodbye, it’s “bye for now”.

Until we meet again, I will keep you in my heart.

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