Sr. Mary Francita Zona, mfic

Sr. Mary Francita Zona mfic, of Newton, January 2, 2015. Beloved daughter of the late Philip and Angelina (Arini) Zona. Sister of Jennie DeBenedictis and the late Frank Zona and Concetta Zona Faldetta. Sr. Mary Francita is survived by many beloved nieces and nephews, her Missionary Franciscan sisters and many friends.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Mount Alvernia Convent Chapel, 790 Centre Street, Newton, MA 02458, Wednesday, January 7 at 10:00 AM. Visiting hours at the Chapel Tuesday 4:30 – 7:00 PM, with a Wake Service at 7:00 PM. Relatives and friends invited. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. Donations in Sr. Mary Francita’s  memory may be sent to the Franciscan Sisters Retirement Fund, at the address listed above. Sr. Mary Francita was a longtime educator in NY and NJ and locally at Mt. Alvernia High School in Newton, St. Clare High School in Roslindale and Our Lady of Mt. Carmel School in East Boston.