Mary Ann (Saad) Zaharias Print

Mary Ann (Saad) Zaharias

beloved mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister and friend

Mary Ann (Saad) Zaharias, 73, of Pelham, NH but formerly of Lowell, died Saturday evening at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Nashua, New Hampshire surrounded by her loving family.

She was wife of the late Konstantino “Charles” Zaharias, who died in 2008.

Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, February 28, 1943, the daughter of the late Thomas and the late Dora (Mansour) Saad, she attended Lowell schools and was a graduate of Lowell High School.

She was a proud and lifelong member of St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church in Lowell.

Prior to her retirement, Mary Ann was a professional hairdresser who owned and operated the former Fashion Flair Shop in Lowell.

Mary Ann had many interests but was best known for her cooking, most notably her Mediterranean delicacies. She also enjoyed occasional trips to Foxwoods but was most happy when she was with her family, especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

She is survived by four daughters Melanie Melanson and her fiancé Greg MacDonald of Milford, NH, Stephanie Prouty and her husband John of Merrimack, NH, Matina Cunningham and her husband Sean of Pelham, NH and Anastasia Vynorius and her husband Steven of Pelham, NH; eleven grandchildren Elizabeth, William, Allyson, Cassandra, Rebecca, Charles, Jacob, Olivia, Ethan, Mitchell and Caitlyn; three great grandchildren Jayden, Arianna and Jason; two sisters Joanne Husson and her husband Joseph of Nashua, NH and Barbara Beaudry and her husband Raymond of Hudson, NH; her brother Thomas Saad and  his wife Evelyn of Windham, NH; and many nieces, nephews and beloved friends.

Friends may call at the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST. at Fletcher in Lowell form 4 to 8 P.M. Tuesday. Relatives and friends are invited to attend her Funeral Service Wednesday morning at ST. GEORGE ANTIOCHIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH at 11 o’clock. Burial to follow at the Westlawn Cemetery. E-condolences/directions at Those wishing may make contributions in her memory to St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church, Bowers St., Lowell, MA, 01854. Arrangements by Funeral Directors James F. O’Donnell, Jr. and John W. Crane (978 or 866) 458-8768.


Condolences (2)
  • Bonnie "McMullen" Dombrosky  - Zaharias and Saad families
    I was so saddened to hear about Maryann. She was a beautiful woman inside and out and a cousin whom I loved snd admired. I will never forget her beautiful smile, sense of humor warmth and of course what a great cook she was. Even though I didn't have the chance to see her often over the past few years, I will miss her greatly.
  • Sharon Bradbury Millar  - Dear Zaharias family
    Dear Melanie, Stephanie, Matina, and Stasia, It just seems too sad to be true. Your mom was loved by all who knew her. You girls were always such precious and devoted daughters for her. You all were a wonderful second family to me through our childhood. I'm so sorry for your loss. Mary Ann you are a legend!! Lots of love, Sharon xx
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