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Catherine R. (Ecoffey) Zaccaro

Born: Sat., Jan. 19, 1924
Died: Mon., Jan. 25, 2016


3:00 PM to 6:00 PM, Fri., Jan. 29, 2016
Location: Dahlborg-MacNevin Funeral Home, Brockton

Mass of Christian Burial

9:00 AM Sat., Jan. 30, 2016
Location: St. Edith Stein Church

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Catherine Rose Zaccaro, of Brockton MA passed away peacefully on Monday, January 25, 2016 at West Acres Nursing Home in Brockton. She was the wife of the late Richard J. Zaccaro. 

Born in Gordon, Nebraska on January 19, 1924 she was the daughter of the late Frank “Posey” and Rachel (Norton) Ecoffey.

She was proud to be the granddaughter of Rose Ecoffey, an Oglala Sioux Indian, known as “Princess Blue Waters”, when she traveled in the “Buffalo Bill Wild West Show”.  Kay graduated from St. Mary’s Episcopal School for Indian Girls in Springfield, So. Dakota and from secretarial/business school in Washington, DC.  While living and working in Washington she met her husband Dick. They then moved to Brockton, where they raised their family.   She retired in 1984 from MA Dept. of Children and Families where she worked as an administrative assistant. 

Catherine enjoyed dancing at the VFW with her husband every Saturday night.  She also enjoyed family night spaghetti dinners, baking peanut butter cookies from her grandmother’s recipe, dressing up in her Indian costume for Halloween, being a fast typist, going to the beach to collect shiny white rocks and traveling to Italy, Hawaii, California and Florida.  She also loved sewing, knitting, reading and keeping her daily diary along with occasionally playing the slot machines at Mohegan Sun in CT.

Catherine was an active member of the Senior Center and the Red Hat Society. 

She is survived by her loving daughter and son, Elizabeth Thompson and her husband Kenneth and Richard Zaccaro Jr. and his wife Gina; cherished grandmother of Alisa Simoes and her husband David, A. Brant Johnson, Nicholas J. Zaccaro and wife Stacey and Katrina R. Cuqua and her husband William;

great-grandmother of Andrea and Matthew Simoes, William and Victoria Cuqua, Dante Richie Zaccaro and Taylor and Anthony Spinale; and her brother Robert Ecoffey and family of Wounded Knee SD.  She is also survived by her niece Nancy Matta and husband Karam, Gail Weigold and her husband Chicky and their children and many other loving friends and relatives including her niece Rochelle Norrie and nephew Harry Ray Steele of Antioch, CA.  She was the sister of the late Betty Steele.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to Old Colony Hospice, One Credit Union Way, Randolph, MA  02368 or by visiting www.oldcolonyhospice.org .

Visitation will take place on Friday from 3-6 PM in the Dahlborg-MacNevin Funeral Home, 647 Main St., Brockton, MA.

A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Saturday, January 30, 2016 at 9:00 AM in St. Edith Stein Church in Brockton.

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Kay e Marvin
   Posted Thu January 28, 2016
Catherine Zaccaro was a wonderful person my condolences to her daughter Elizabeth Thompson, who has really done so much for her mother until the last minute, Condolianze, God bless you, your mother now rests in peace

Kathleen connerney walter
   Posted Fri January 29, 2016
Dear Betty and family, thinking of you and sending a prayer on Saturday. Love Kathy

June sylvia
   Posted Sat January 30, 2016
To Dick and family.. Sorry to hear of the loss of your mom..may she rest in peace.

June Sylvia

Bob Brady
   Posted Sun January 31, 2016
Dick, Betty & family
My brother Mike told me about your mom and that the funeral was yesterday. It brought back all those great memories growing up and hanging out at your house. I can still taste those breadstix she use to make for us. I think they were called (trowels) ? She is now at peace with your dad.

Take Care
Bob Brady & Family
Avon, Ma

Barbara Shimkus
   Posted Sun February 07, 2016
Dear Betty, Ken, Brant and Alisa,
We are so sorry for the loss of your special mother and grandmother. Sending loving wishes and prayers your way. Rest in peace, Catherine.

Barbara and Stephen Shimkus

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