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Paula G. (O’Hara) Zarni

Family & friends are invited to attend a Memorial Funeral Mass on Saturday, February 12th at 11:30 a.m., in the Immaculate Conception Church (Corner of Beach St. & Winthrop Ave.) Revere for Paula G. (O’Hara) Zarni, who died unexpectedly on Thursday, January 20th at the age 67 years old in her home in Revere. All attendees must follow the Archdiocese of Boston Covid -19 Protocols and wear a Face Mask. Interment will be held privately.

Paula was born in Chelsea, raised & educated in Revere. She was an alumna of Revere High School, Class of 1972. She was married to her husband James A. Zarni and together they shared 42 years of marriage. Paula was a devoted wife & proud mother. She took great pride in raising her daughters, Jessica & Katie. She was a receptionist at Revere Pediatrics for 10 years. Paula later became a Certified Nursing Assistant working at the Chelsea Soldiers Home, and later worked as a Home Health Aide in Revere. Paula had a zest for life. When she was a young woman, she was a participant in the “Row – Row – Row to Revere”. She especially loved the beauty of the beach and the serenity of the ocean. She was an avid gardener and loved to grow a variety of flowers. Paula was also a huge animal advocate and especially loved dogs. Her family was always most important to her, particularly her four wonderful grandchildren.

She is the beloved wife of 42 years to James A. Zarni of Revere. Loving mother of Jessica Z. White & husband of Brian J. of Melrose & Katie E. Lombardi & husband Carl of No. Reading. Adored grandmother of Jacob C., Jaxson T., Gracie A., & Quinn E. Devoted daughter of the late Ret. Revere Police Patrolman Vincent J. O’Hara & Margaret Y. (Donovan) O’Hara. Dear sister of Judith A. “Judy” Violette of Ipswich, Eileen O’Hara of Chelsea & the late Elizabeth Little & Dennis O’Hara. She is also lovingly survived by many nieces, nephews, grandnieces & grandnephews.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Northeast Animal Shelter, 347 Highland Ave., Salem, MA 01970.

Per order of the Archdiocese of Boston, Masks are required in church.


Memorial Funeral Mass

Saturday, February 12th at 11:30 a.m. in the Immaculate Conception Church, Revere

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  1. So sorry to Paula’s family .Paula was a very nice person and always friendly and respectful Rip Jesus please take care of her she was a good person.
    Feb 9 2022

    So sorry to Paula’s family she was a very nice person , always friendly and respectful

  2. Donna
    Feb 9 2022

    My sincere condolences to the family. Paula my dear friend we just got started on our friendship, I wish we had more time. I will forever remember and miss you .Love you my friend. See you when I get there

  3. Maria D’Alleva Lombardi
    Feb 2 2022

    Paula may you Rest In Peace

  4. Diane &Lenny Semenza
    Jan 25 2022

    She will be sadly missed,always had a smile and there to help. Our condolences and prayers are with her family.

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