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Mrs. Barbara S. (DeAngelis) Zakas, 88, of Gloucester passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, November 29, 2016, in Addison Gilbert Hospital. She was the wife of Retired Essex County Deputy Sheriff Angelo J. Zakas, Sgt. U.S. Army, with whom she shared 50 years of marriage.
Barbara was born September 2, 1928, in Chelsea. She was the daughter of the late Lawrence and Mary (Healey) DeAngelis. She was a resident of Gloucester for most of her life and grew up in Chelsea. She was a graduate of Chelsea High School.
Barbara owned and operated three beauty shops, the Niles Beach Beauty Shop as well as the Yee Hamlet in Hamilton and Magnolia for many years, until her retirement. She enjoyed going to Florida with her husband for many years as well as having yard sales on weekends.
In addition to her husband, Angelo, Barbara is survived by two daughters, Toni Nicastro of Gloucester and Renee Gibbons of Illinois; one sister, Lillian Dixon of Chelsea; as well as four grandchildren.
She was the sister of the late Robert DeAngelis.
Published on  January 12, 2017
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