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Roberta R. (Mercurio) McDonough

Roberta McDonough
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Of Saugus. At 75 years young, has entered into eternal life, not without a fight, after a battle with cancer for the last year and a half. She was the wife of 52 years of the late James “Jimmy Mac” McDonough.

   Born and raised in East Boston, where she grew up surrounded by most of her family, Roberta was the daughter of the late Salvatore “Bucky” and Florence (Odoardi) Mercurio. She started her career as a hairdresser and once she had her children, her time and devotion were dedicated to them. Roberta and her husband later moved to Saugus to raise their family. She also shared a very big part in raising her nieces, nephews and grandchildren.

   Roberta was a discerning woman who provided comfort and solace while asking for very little in return. She had a love for cooking and always had the TV tuned on to cooking shows. She also enjoyed time spent with her sisters-in-law.

   Roberta is survived by her two children, Jodie McDonough and her husband Matthew DeAmelio of Saugus and James “Jay” McDonough and his companion Beth Allen of Norwood; four beloved grandchildren, Bella, Talia, Madi and Cam; two brothers, Richie and Sal Mercurio; as well as many cherished nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her brother Joey Mercurio and sister Betty Griffin.

   Relatives and friends were invited to attend an hour of visitation in the Bisbee-Porcella Funeral Home, Saugus on Thursday, March 15 followed by a funeral mass in St. Margaret’s Church. In lieu of flowers, donations in Roberta’s memory may be made to Care Dimensions Hospice House, 75 Sylvan St., Danvers, MA 019123

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