|Mary Ann (Navaroli) Kennedy, 60 years old, of Leominster, died on March 21, 2015 at the Life Care Center of Leominster. She is survived by her loving husband Peter "Skip" Kennedy, her brother Stanley A. Navaroli, Jr. of California, her brother David J. Navaroli, Sr. and his significant other Jacqueline Zangara of Florida, her sister Janet (Navaroli) Robison and her husband Gary of Florida, and her brother Michael E. Navaroli and his wife Anne of New York. Other family members include Anthony, Garrett, Alana and Olivia Navaroli, Kim Gallo, Keri Valliere, David J. Navaroli, Jr. and his wife Renate and their children Sophia, Jack and Victoria, Leigh Ann (Navaroli) Edwards and her husband Mark and their children Baily and Marina, in addition to many cousins. Mary Ann is predeceased by her parents Mary C. (Tocci) and Stanley A. Navaroli, Sr. and by her sisters-in-law Ann (Turano) Navaroli and Edna (Roberts) Navaroli.|
Mary Ann was born December 28, 1954 in Leominster. She graduated from Leominster High School in 1973 and studied hair design and owned the Hollywood Beauty Shop in Leominster. She, also, worked for many years in the insurance and banking industries.
Mary Ann especially enjoyed going to the beach in Ogunquit, Maine, traveling near and far, cooking favorite dishes for family and friends, attending live concerts and performances, and creating beautiful crafts. Come Christmas time she and her husband were Mrs. Claus and Santa to many area youngsters who delighted in her whimsical stories. Money donated went to buying gifts for underprivileged children. Mary Ann was a member of St. Anna's Church. She was on the board of directors of the Wass Meadows Condominium Association, and the recording secretary for the West Acton Merchants Business Professional Association which sponsored the annual Oktoberfest.
Calling hours were be held on Thursday, March 26th from 6-8 pm in the Silas F. Richardson & Son Funeral Home, 106 West Street, Leominster. A funeral mass was held on Friday, March 27th at 11 am in St. Anna's Church, 199 Lancaster Street, Leominster. All guests were invited to meet directly at the church. Burial was in St. Leo's Cemetery, Leominster. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in Mary Ann's honor to the Curt and Shonda Schilling Shade Foundation (melanoma research). Donations may be made via internet at www.shadefoundation.org or by mailing your donation to Shade Foundation, 3220 N Street NW #281, Washington, DC 20007.