Mary Elizabeth McLean, 77, of The Villages, FL, formerly of Naples, FL and Everett, MA. Passed away August 15, 2021.
Mary was the loving mother of Kimberly Strazzullo and her husband John of Melrose, Sharon Pineo and her husband Richard of Marshfield, Colleen Rizzi and her husband Dennis of North Andover, and the late James Collins. Dedicated grandmother to Jack, Paige and Patrick Strazzullo, Avery and Aiden Rizzi, and to little puppies Cooper, Bootsie and Ella. Beloved sister of Ann Herrick and her husband Paul of Revere, Nancy Crombie and her husband Steven of Winthrop, William McLean of Chelsea and Judy McLean of Revere. Beloved aunt of Stephen and Dawn Marie Herrick, Michael Picardi, Steven Crombie and his wife Cassi, and Ryan and Mark McLean. Also survived by several cousins, great-nieces and great-nephews. Mary was a devoted friend to many.
Mary was born on March 23, 1944 in Boston, MA, to the late John P. McLean and Lillian Douglas (Bevens). Mary worked for the Department of Labor for 30 years and earned her associate’s degree while being a full-time mother. Upon retirement, Mary volunteered at the Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center before moving to Naples, Florida. While Mary was in Naples, she worked for the Collier County Clerk’s Office, where she became a valued member of the team. Mary has also served on the board of directors of the St. Regis Condo Association. Mary recently embarked on a new adventure by moving to The Villages, Florida, where she pursued new hobbies, from sketching to learning mahjong.
Family and friends are invited to join in a celebration of the life of Mary on Sunday, August 29, 2021 from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus at 545 Medford Street, Charlestown, MA. All are invited to come and share memories and celebrate the life of Mary.