1960 - 2022
VisitationMay 11, 2022
4:00 P.M. - 7:00 P.M.
Dolan Funeral Home
FuneralMay 12, 2022
St. John the Evangelist Church
Mariann “Mere” Catherine Zenitz Jones was a loving wife, mother, Nonna, sister, aunt, Godmother, and friend. She flew home with the angels on the morning of May 4, 2022 at the age of 61.
She was married to George E. Jones III with whom she celebrated their 6th wedding anniversary on December 24th.
Born in Stoneham, MA, she was the first-born daughter of Francis and Catherine (Breen) Rais of Burlington, MA. She graduated from Burlington High School in Burlington, MA with the class of 1979 before taking several courses at a local community college.
Mariann served others throughout her life through her work in the hospitality industry and elder care services. Her kindness was inspiring and she loved deeply, always. A true big sister, she was a hero to her siblings and was the glue that held her tight-knit family together.
Mariann enjoyed gardening, photography, dinner and live music with her husband, shopping with her sisters and daughter, singing in the car, dancing in the kitchen, baking with her granddaughter, and hosting large gatherings of family and friends. She also loved traveling and visiting the ocean.
Besides her husband and parents, she is survived by her daughter, Alyssa Zenitz Maybury and her husband Zachary Maybury of Westford, MA; her stepdaughter Jennifer Devlin and her husband Alex of Wilmington, MA; her brothers Richard Rais and his wife Mary of Billerica, MA, John Rais and his partner Kelley Traister of Philadelphia, PA; her sisters Karen Troisi and her husband Robert of Baldwinville, MA, Dona Rais Sarrategui and her husband Paul of Chelmsford, MA, Patricia Rais-Keeley and her husband Christopher of Needham, MA, Catherine Nunes and her husband Robert of Bedford, MA; her two grandchildren, Acadia Maybury and Reed Maybury; her Godchild, Jacqueline Nunes of Beverly, MA; and many beloved nieces and nephews.
Mariann Zenitz Jones, North Chelmsford, MA died May 4, 2022. Visiting hours Wednesday 4 to 7 P.M. from the DOLAN FUNERAL HOME, 106 MIDDLESEX ST., CHELMSFORD, with a funeral Mass at 11 A.M. at St. John the Evangelist Church, N. Chelmsford. Memorials may be made in her name to the Ovarian Cancer Research Alliance, OCRAhope.org. ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 978-251-4041.
10 Condolences for Mariann C. Zenitz Jones of North Chelmsford, MA
Heidi and Gary Traister
So sorry for your loss . Our prayers are with the family 🙏
So sorry for your loss! Fly high prayers to you!!♥️♥️ Neil and Sandy
Dear Alyssa , loved your mom so much, I worked with and your dad Seth since you were a little girl at the Ramada inn in Bedford MA. I will remember her with happy and funny memories of our friendship from those days, my love to you forever and hugs Lisa Vince
My heartfelt thoughts and prayers for the Rais family. You are a wonderful example of family. I know she will be truly missed and cherished. May Mariann forever Rest In Peace now.
Tara Melchionna ❤️
Claire and Ron Coupal
Dear George, We are so sorry for your loss. We are keeping you and your family in our thoughts and prayers. Love you, Claire and Rob Coupal
This is a very untimely and heartfelt loss. Mariann was the kindest most loving person I have ever worked with. All she thought about were her residents and staff at Susan Bailis. I had the privilege to work with her for 10 years and she was a terrific boss. I will miss her so much but I know she is in heaven and at peace. We all loved you.
Alyssa and family I have such fond memories of Maryann we had a lot of great times through out the 20 years that I spent with her. Heaven received a special person. She is truly loved.
Mariann was a beautiful soul and one of the strongest, kindest, and most loving people to have graced my life. My heartfelt prayers and condolences for all the family. May your memories bring you peace.
So sorry for your loss. Sending much love and prayers.
Jenny, DJ and Jessica Baron
So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult times. 🙏