Joseph Salvatore Zagarella III
“Beloved Husband, Father and Grandfather, Designer Draftsman”
HAVERHILL – Joseph Salvatore Zagarella, 85, a longtime Lowell resident, passed away Saturday, November 7, 2020, at High Pointe Hospice House in Haverhill after a battle with cancer. He was the beloved husband of Catherine A. (Doyle) Zagarella with whom he shared over 62 years of marriage.
A son of the late Joseph Salvatore Zagarella II and the late Josephine (Pappalardo) Zagarella, he was born July 27, 1935 in Boston. He was raised and educated in the Lawrence/Lowell area, graduating from Lawrence High School where he was a member of the school band, drama club and was a football standout.
Joe worked as a designer draftsman for many years at various large companies before his retirement. He was a parishioner at the Immaculate Conception Church in Lowell, and he enjoyed playing golf, music and going to the beach. Through it all, he always put his family first and his time spent with them meant the world to him. He will be sorely missed by all who loved him.
Besides his wife, Catherine, he is survived by his children, Joseph Salvatore Zagarella IV of Chelmsford, John W. Zagarella of North Andover, Mary J. Lambert and her husband, John, of Tyngsboro, Thomas J. Zagarella of Lowell and Susan A. Mercado and her husband, Jose, of Dracut. Additionally, he leaves behind his loving grandchildren, Katelyn Maria Mercado, Joseph Salvatore Mercado, Joseph Salvatore Zagarella and Olivia Catherine Lambert, his dear sister, Teresa Zagarella of North Andover and an abundance of extended family and many good friends. Joe was predeceased by his sister, the late Grace Zagarella
IN LIEU OF FLOWERS, PLEASE SEND MEMORIALS IN HIS NAME TO THE AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY, PO BOX 22478, OKLAHOMA CITY, OK 73123. ARRANGEMENTS BY THE MAHONEY FUNERAL HOME, 187 NESMITH STREET, LOWELL 978-452-6361. DUE TO COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS, HIS FUNERAL MASS AT IMMACULATE CONCEPTION CHURCH AND BURIAL IN ST. MARY CEMETERY WILL TAKE PLACE PRIVATELY.