EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA

February 12, 2013

Mary (Skeers) Stella, 98

Arlington, MA — Stella, Mary (Skeers) Age 98, of Arlington and Pocasset. Feb. 7, 2013. Suddenly and peacefully at her daughter's home in North Andover. Beloved wife of the late Louis with whom she shared 60 yrs of marriage. Loving Mother of Susan Papalia and her husband Charles of North Andover, Louis Stella Jr. and his wife Nancy of Melrose. She was the beloved sister of the late John, Joseph, Margaret (Zanis) & Anne (Brown). She was the proud grandmother of Charles of North Andover, Christian of Andover, Janet Friedlaender of Hamburg, Germany; Julie Ratte of Andover, Amy Raposo of Highland Park, IL: Chip Stella of Andover, Jonathan Stella of Pacific Grove,CA & Carolyn Stella of Elliott,ME. She also leaves behind 18 great grandchildren who cherished her dearly. Mary graduated from St. Mary's school and Cambridge High and Latin class of 1932. An avid world traveler, she wintered in Florida, was a great cook and entertainer and was giving and loving to all who know her.

ARRANGEMENTS: A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 AM on Friday, Feb 15th at St. Michael's Church in North Andover. Burial will follow in St. Michael's Cemetery in Boston. Family and friends may call on Thursday, Feb 14th from 4 to 8 pm at the Conte Funeral Home, 17 Third Street, North Andover, MA 01845. To leave on-line condolences please visit www.contefuneralhomes.com

Memorial contributions may be made to: Doctors without Boarders, P.O. Box 5030, Hagerstown, MD 21741-5030 or www.doctorswithoutborders.org