Janet Dowdall Zella, 86, 0f Marshfield, passed away at the South Shore Hospital on February 15, 2022. Janet was born August 25, 1935 to the late Robert and Mildred “Wood” Dowdall in Boston, MA. A graduate from Milton High School in 1953, Janet worked for Boston Edison and the Weymouth Public Schools. She was part of the Sacred Heart Community Theater in Weymouth and the Braintree American legion as well as the Freelancers Bowling League in Weymouth and the Villagers Club on Cape Cod for many years. She was also active in the Town &Country Community and most recently the Village at Proprietors Green in Marshfield and a big Fan of the Boston Red Sox.
Janet is survived by her Husband John C. Zella Sr. of Marshfield, her Daughters Deborah Zella Shore and her husband Paul of Aiken SC, Gail Zella Lancaster and her husband Neil of Weymouth, daughter in-law Cathy Flashman of W.VA and Robert D. Zella Sr. of New Ellenton S.C. and is predeceased by her son John C. Zella Jr. Janet also leaves behind her Six Grandchildren Robert D. Zella Jr. Ryan Zella, Michael Zella and wife Karli, Brandi Zella, Ian and Alicia Lancaster and four great-grandchildren Aiden, Aubrey, Mathew and Evelyn, Sisters Barbara Williamson and husband George of Plymouth, Elinor Williamson and husband Thomas of Braintree, Brother Robert Dowdall and his wife Kathy of Plymouth and many nieces and nephews.
A Memorial service for Janet will be held at the Shepherd Funeral Home located at 216 Main St. in Kingston, MA on Saturday March 12th from 2 to 4 pm with a service at 3:30pm at the Funeral Home.