Christine Anne Zullo-MacGregor of Natick passed peacefully on May 10 at the age of 71. She was surrounded by family at her bedside, including her caregiver, Mary Obiero, an angel and blessing to our family. We cannot thank her enough for her unconditional care and spiritual guidance during our mother’s illness.
She was the beloved mother of Renee Murphy and husband Adam of Hopkinton, and Jennifer Hartley and husband Jeffrey of Framingham. She was the devoted daughter of the late Dr. Edward Zullo and Michaeline (DiGregorio), the dear sister of Loretta Presutti and husband David of Natick, Edward Zullo and wife Carol of Falmouth, and Celeste Palaza and late husband Paul of Florida. She was the loving grandmother of Madison, Avery and Seamus Murphy and Bryson Sanchez, and aunt of Edward “Eddie” Zullo, Marco and Danielle Palaza. She also is survived by her beloved grand-dog Bambi and many loving friends in her living community. Additional gratitude goes out to Ellie Ferreira, faithful caregiver to Christine, for her energetic and determined spirit.
Christine attended Academy of the Assumption (Elizabeth Seton Regional High School) in Wellesley and St. Elizabeth’s School of Nursing in Brighton. Christine was devoted. She cared deeply for her family and friends. She was an amazing sounding board, allowing all to share their joys, sorrows, heartaches and confessions. She did this not out of obligation, but because of who she was. Those who knew her were truly blessed to have her in their lives. She had a passion for animals, beginning at Winona Farm, where she was an equestrian, and continuing on to her father’s veterinary clinic in Natick, where she worked for 15 years as an office manager. She made a house a home to many stray animals in her lifetime. Later in life she took much pride in donating monthly to a local animal medical fund. Christine also had a passion for fitness. In her younger years she was a faithful member of the Longfellow Sports Club, where she was continuously “member of the month.”
A graveside service will be held on Saturday, May 29, in Saint Tarcisius Cemetery, Winthrop Street, Framingham, at 11:30 a.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend. Services are under the care of the John Everett & Sons Funeral Home in Natick.
In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Christine may be made to the Town of Milford Animal Medical Assistance Fund, 52 Main St., Milford, MA 01757.