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SWAMPSCOTT - Mary (Costin) Barbuzzi, 55, passed away in her home surrounded by her family after a courageous battle with breast cancer. Mary was born at Lynn Hospital and lived in Swampscott for most of her life.
She leaves behind her loving husband, Anthony, with whom she shared 31 years of marriage. In addition, she leaves her children, Kaleigh and her husband, Kyle of Swampscott; and her son, Matthew and his fiancé, Katie of Alexandria, Va. She leaves her mother, Joan; mother-in-law, Diane; nephews, Brendan, Michael, Sean, and Jackson; and niece, Tara; as well as her sister-in-law, Aimee and husband, John. She was predeceased by her brothers, Dennis and Michael, and father-in-law, Alfred.
Mary was a successful businesswoman who developed Freedom Home Care into a top private home care agency on the North Shore, employing over 160 people. She did this not only with her tireless effort, but also with positivity and overall happiness. A general "good" feeling illuminated from her presence everywhere she went. Mary developed many great friendships throughout her career and her life. She truly cared about everyone around her; her family, friends, patients, and employees.
Most of all Mary enjoyed her family. Her children were her passion. She supported them and followed them through everything. Whether it was social, athletic, or academic, she loved every minute of it. Mary watched her children continue their success through college. She rarely missed a game, and enjoyed their experiences like they were her own. There wasn't a day Mary didn't talk to or talk about her family. Her husband, daughter, and son lit up her life. The bond they shared was special, and her family was everything she had dreamed of. Mary and Tony created a life together that truly sparkled. From years of vacationing in New Hampshire to various tropical destinations, the family cherished life together. The Barbuzzi family bond will continue to grow through the families that her daughter and son-in-law and son and future daughter-in-law build together.
Mary was on the Board of Directors of the Boston North Cancer Association for over 10 years. She was a prior member of the Swampscott Rotary, and served on the committee to elect Governor Charlie Baker.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Burial Mass which will be held at the Church of the Holy Name, 60 Monument Ave., Swampscott, MA, on Saturday at 10 a.m. Burial at a later date will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in her name to Boston North Cancer Association P.O. Box 3153, Peabody, MA 01960. Arrangements by Solimine Funeral Homes, 67 Ocean St., Lynn, MA 01902. Directions and guestbook at www.solimine.com.
Published on March 6, 2018
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