Jones, Rich & Barnes Funeral Home

199 Woodford Street, Portland, ME


Mary Martha Cavallero

February 28, 1959August 30, 2020

Portland, ME- Mary Cavallero, 61, sadly passed away on August 30, 2020 after a brief illness. She was born on February 28, 1959, a daughter of Peter W. Sr. and Juanita M (Berry) Everest. Mary grew up in South Portland where she lived until she met and married Ron Cavallero. They moved to Portland where they raised their family. While living in Portland, she worked at Shaw's Supermarkets as a deli clerk. Mary was often found in the kitchen cooking for her family. Over the years, she became known for many signature dishes that she would happily bring to every event she could. For Mary however, her food could never be too spicy. She was a lover of buffalo wings and would eat hot peppers straight out of the jar. She was known as a natural born, "people person", and will be greatly missed by all that knew her. She was also a loving and active mother and grandmother. Mary never missed a sports game, concert or opportunity to brag about her family. She is lovingly remembered as the "neighborhood grandmother" and spent much time with the kids at the park across the street from her house. Mary had many hobbies including cheering for New England sports, playing Bean-O at the local hall and crocheting blankets and hats for her family. In the evenings you could find Mary solving crimes while watching true crime mysteries on TV. She leaves behind her husband of 37 years, Ronald Cavallero; daughters, Janel Cavallero, Lisa Cavallero, Roni Stout and her husband Brandon; 6 grandchildren, Julianna Gamage, Savanah Wales, Natasha Wales, Brayden Wales, Jaxon Stout and Maddox Stout. She also leaves three sisters, Karen, Barbara and Grace; brother, Peter Jr., as well as numerous nieces and nephews. A celebration of Life will be held at 1 pm on Saturday, September 19, 2020, at Two Lights State Park in Cape Elizabeth. Please visit www.jonesrichandbarnes.com to sign Mary’s online guest book.


  • Celebration of Life

    Saturday, September 19, 2020


Mary Martha Cavallero

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Karen & Dan Vassie

September 5, 2020

Dan & I would like to say Mary was a wonderful sister. We're very grateful for the great job she did babysitting our boys. We'll forever appreciate her understanding of Charlie when he was young. I had to call her frequently to decipher what he said, we called it Charlese.

She had a great sense of humor. Made the best stuffed bread and loved our Pig-B-Q sauce. She loved her Boston Sports teams. Was a wonderful wife and mother and a terrific sister. She will surely be missed. Gone too soon.

We've lost a sister but heaven has gained an angel.
Love Always,
Karen & Dan

Barbara & Mark Rand

September 5, 2020

The measure of life is not in its duration but its donation. Mary's was a kind and generous heart, she gave of herself without reservation and truly knew the joy of giving. She leaves a legacy of a lifetime of small kindnesses lovingly done with a joyful heart and a personal touch that is becoming too rare a thing in all our lives.

My sister, my friend, the constant companion and ready and able co-conspirator in our youthful shenanigans, this world will be a less joyful place without you in it. You've earned your rest from pain yet still...we will all miss you terribly. You were a gift I never asked for but always wanted and will be forever grateful for.

Gone from our sight but forever loved in our hearts,
Barbie & Mark

Grace Leavitt

September 1, 2020

Gone too soon and way too young. Mary was an amazing sister who would do anything for anyone - with a smile on her face. She was a great daughter, wife, sister, mother, aunt, and grandmother and I am numb thinking that she is no longer with us here on earth.
Love you so much and will miss you every day. Rest in peace, no more pain for you. Always in our hearts.
Love always and forever,
Grace and Mark Leavitt
and Shawn Everest-Ortiz


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