Lillian Diane (Zaikis) McCarrick, 81, Nurse

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ASHLAND – Lillian Diane (Zaikis) McCarrick, 81, of Ashland passed away Monday, July 13, 2020, after a period of declining health.  

She was the daughter of the late Frank and Alice (Van Brunt) Zaikis. 

A graduate of St. Peter Lithuanian School in South Boston, she attended Westboro State Hospital Nursing School (LPN), Mass Bay Community College (RN) and Framingham State College – RN Associates Degree. 

She worked at Bethany Healthcare Center, St. Patrick’s Manor, and Countryside Nursing Home, all in Framingham, as well as the MetroWest Medical Center, Stroke Unit. 

She was a member of the A Cappella Singers Choral Group of Metrowest, Wellesley Garden Club, and served her community as a volunteer nurse at the Ashland Community Center.

Lillian is survived by four children, Robert McCarrick Jr of Ashland, Teresa McCarrick of Ashland, James McCarrick and his fiancé Tammy Davis of Upton, and Thomas McCarrick and his wife Katherine Patino of Framingham, one grandson, Robert McCarrick III, two sisters, Elaine Nave and Frances Taylor, as well as many cousins, nieces, and nephews.  She was the sister of the late Robert R Zaikis and Rita Zaikis.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday July 18 at 9 a.m. in St. Cecelia’s Parish, 54 Esty Street in Ashland with burial to follow in Wildwood Cemetery in Ashland. 

Calling hours will be held Friday from 4:00-7:00 PM in the Matarese Funeral Home, 325 Main St. Ashland.  

Masks are required to enter the funeral home and church.  NO EXCEPTIONS.

Please sit every other row and leave at least 6 feet between groups.

All attendees of Visiting hours should be prepared to wait outside until room is available inside the funeral home.  The door attendant will allow one party to enter at a time as capacity allows.

Please refrain from embracing with the family.


email: call or text at 508-315-7176

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