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FRAMINGHAM – Mary J. Belbusti passed away peacefully Saturday, January 9, 2021, after a month-long decline due to Covid-19. She was 92.

Mary was born in Milford, to Anna and Carmine Monaco and attended Milford schools, graduating from Milford High in 1946. She later married the love of her life, Edward (Eddie) Belbusti, and moved to Framingham where they raised their family.

Mary worked outside of the home for most of her life and enjoyed social jobs in retail and community banking. She later retired in her 70s after 20+ years as a legal secretary for local Attorneys Macchi and Zucchi.

Mary enjoyed a good beach day whether it was a day trip, a week on the Cape with friends, or a longer trip to Florida to visit family. She loved to travel and truly enjoyed her many trips to Italy.

She was a friend to all as exemplified by her lifelong friendships dating back to elementary school, and the new friends made in her later years living in Southborough Meadows and Cornerstone of Milford. Mary was a natural caregiver and great listener, always finding opportunities to help others, even as her own health declined. Mary believed there was nothing better than a good hot cup of coffee and a chat with a friend.

Mary became a big Red Sox fan later in life, which was likely because they had reversed the curse. She was an avid reader, consuming multiple books per week. She liked a good mystery or cheesy romance novel. However, most people knew her as always being impeccably dressed with every detail “just so”. She had a flair for design be it in home décor or fashion.

Most of all, Mary cherished her family. She is predeceased by her husband of 42 years Edward Belbusti, and her siblings, Anna Ghelli, Robert Monaco, and Pasquale Monaco. She is survived by her son Edward Belbusti Jr. and his partner Clark Swain of Wayland, Alisa Wilke and her husband Craig of Hopedale, and two grandchildren Gina Wilke and Tyler Wilke of Hopedale. She leaves behind many friends, too numerous to mention. She will be deeply missed.

Funeral services will be private and arrangements are under the direction of the Norton Funeral Home, Framingham.

Given the Covid restrictions, services are limited to family only. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of your choice.

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Susan Petroni is the former editor for SOURCE. She is the founder of the former news site, which as of May 1, 2023, is now a self-publishing community bulletin board. The website no longer has a journalist but a webmaster.