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Elaine  Zachary

Elaine B. Zachary (Cashen)

Sunday, May 6th, 1934 - Sunday, June 7th, 2020
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Obituary

Elaine B. Zachary, 86, entered into eternal rest on June 7, 2020 at her residence, Stonebrook Village in Windsor Locks, CT. The daughter of Lillian (Trombley) and Frank Cashen, was born May 6, 1934 in Hartford, CT and raised by her loving single mother. At age 18 she met her wonderful husband, Raymond Zachary, who was serving in the Navy. When planning their wedding, Raymond received his papers for deployment so they moved to Hawaii where they got married and lived for two years. They moved to Hartford in 1954 and then to Enfield in 1958 where they raised their beautiful family. Their 67 years of marriage was full of love, dancing and family memories. Elaine’s most important role in life was raising her five children and then her greatest gift came later when she was blessed with 14 adoring grandchildren. Nothing was more important to her than her family & friends! Elaine was the life of the party; she loved socializing and traveling. Elaine and her husband loved vacationing on Cape Cod; they purchased their summer home on Campground Rd, in North Eastham in 1976. Some of the Zachary family’s best memories were there - spending time with her and Ray on their porch, walking to The Landing and on the flats of the beach. And of course everyone couldn’t wait for her delicious pancakes in the morning and her pasta dinners at night before the crazy card games would begin. Elaine was like the unofficial mayor of Campground Beach, her family was always amazed how many people would walk over to say hi to Mrs.Z.

After raising her children she waitressed for many years at Stellas Restaurant in Enfield and CJs Restaurant in Rocky Hill. She was also a volunteer in the Mentor Program in the Enfield School System, where she mentored a young girl from first grade through high school. She was a communicant of Holy Family Church.

She is predeceased by her loving husband, Raymond J. Zachary, who recently passed on May 3. She leaves her loving children Lynn Z. and husband Paul Roy of Enfield and their children, Jeffrey and Chelsea; son Mark R. and wife Sandy Zachary of Somers and Mark’s children, Jennifer, Taylor, and Madison; son Scott R. and wife Rosemarie Zachary of Somers, and their children, Morgan, Troy and Nick; and daughter Kim R. and husband Tim Lawlor of Rocky Hill, and their children, Renee, Brooke, and Heather. She was predeceased by a son, Keith R. Zachary in 2010 and she is survived by Keith’s children, Sarah, Jack and Alex. She also has three adoring great-grandchildren, Mackenzie, Nathan and Luca. She leaves her dear sister, Carol Johns of Rocky Hill, sister-in-law Suzanne Taulbee of Alameda, CA and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by an infant son, Jack and two special brothers-in-law Christie Johns and Jack Zachary. The family wants to thank the staff at Stonebrook Village for their kindness and exceptional care they gave their mom and dad. Donations in memory of Raymond and Elaine, can be made to Alzheimer’s Association, National Processing Center P.O. Box 96011 Washington D.C. 20090-6011 or http://act.alz.org/goto/RayElaineZachary The burial is at the family’s convenience. For online condolences, please visit www.brownefuneralchapel.com
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    Location
    St Patrick's King St Cemetery
    Address
    King Street
    ENFIELD, CT 06082
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    At the convenience of the family.

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Holly Hartley

Posted at 07:45pm
Kim & family We’re so sorry about your Mom & Dad.....They were the best! You were blessed with them & so many great memories! They’ll live in your hearts forever. You are in our hearts, thoughts & prayers, always. Our love & hugs are with you (in this crazy new world)
Roy, Holly & family Please give me a call
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Carolyn dePlace

Posted at 02:57am
Dear Lynn, Paul and families
I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers and thoughts are with all of you at this most difficult time.
Carolyn( Peluso) dePlace
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Ron Norko

Posted at 02:37pm
Our sincere condolence to the Zachary children, grandchildren & great grandchildren. Fond memories of life next door in 1958.
While Elaine was the "unofficial mayor" of Campground Rd. in N. Eastham, she & Ray were the "unofficial king & queen" of Dale Rd. in Enfield. They were a wondeful example of the good life as loving partners for 67 years, great parents, grandparents & now even great grandparents. The world is a better place because of their lives. May they live forever in the memories of family & friends.
Ron Michael Norko & Ruth Fitzgeral
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Carol Downs

Posted at 12:32pm
My deepest sympathy to the Zachery family in the loss of both your parents. Elaine was one of the first people I met when I moved to Enfield. You had wonderful, loving parents, and remember—they are still together. Carol Downs
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Janet Hite

Posted at 01:58pm
Dearest Zachary Family,
We are so deeply sorry for the loss of your mom, Elaine. These must be such difficult times for all of you. Your parents were the most fun-loving, happiest people that we ever had the pleasure to know! We loved them very much and had great times together with all of our friends.
God bless all of you. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.
Sincerely,
Jeannette Rosenberry and Family
 
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Betty Cantin Posted at 08:04am

My deepest condolences to your family at this difficult time. I have fond memories of your mom and the good times we shared. Betty Cantin
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