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Stella Marie (Zaia) Aucoin
July 21, 1958 ~ August 14, 2023 (age 65) 65 Years Old
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Stella M. (Zaia) Aucoin, 65, of Marlborough, passed away Monday, August 14, 2023, at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, after a hard battle with Leukemia.
Born on July 21, 1958, in Waltham MA, Stella was the daughter of Rose (Polagruto) Zaia and the late Frank Zaia of Waltham MA. The middle child of three in an exuberant Italian-American household; she fostered the tradition of loving connection through hosting family suppers, birthday parties, and many holiday feasts.
Stella was an affectionate and effervescent woman whose energy, charisma, and tenacity towards life was unmatched. She was the wife of Edmond Aucoin to whom she’d been married 40 years. Stella was an amazing mother to her son Christopher, who passed away in 2002, and continued to be an amazing motherly figure to anyone who crossed her path. Stella loved spending time in her garden, traveling, going out to dinner every Friday night with her husband, and being the life of the party.
She was predeceased by her son Christopher Michael Aucoin and her brother Joseph Zaia. In addition to her husband and her mother, Stella is survived by her sister Frances Zaia and her wife Christine Dehar of Amesbury, her nephew Michael Zaia and his fiancée Maggie Edgar of Brookline, her niece Laura Ing and her husband Jake of Bellingham, and her great nephew Noah.
Visiting hours for Stella will be held on Wednesday, August 23, 2023, from 5:00-7:00pm at the Slattery Funeral Home, Inc., 40 Pleasant Street, Marlborough, MA 01752. A funeral Mass will be celebrated on Thursday, August 24, 2023, at 11:00am at the Immaculate Conception Church, 11 Prospect Street, Marlborough.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Pan Mass Challenge.