In Memory Of

Mary Anne Vaccaro (nee Paparone)

Mary’s Funeral Liturgy will be offered in the Heysen Chapel,

Jubilee Complex, Centennial Park, 760 Goodwood Rd, Pasadena

on FRIDAY, May 5, 2023 commencing at 11:30 a.m.

The Committal Service will follow in

the General Vault Section of the adjoining Cemetery.


In lieu of flowers, donations to the Leukaemia Foundation

(Lymphoma Research) would be appreciated.

Envelopes will be available at the Service.


Born in Tully, Queensland on 26th December 1928.

Passed at home peacefully on 26th April 2023.


Beloved wife of Phillip Vaccaro.

Treasured mother of Sam, Rosalie, Teresa and Sandra.

Mother-in-law of Rosetta, Sagir and Nicholas.

Affectionate Nonna to Rachel and Antonio, Ashleigh and Rohan, Jordan,

Benjamin, Adam, Isaac, Marc, Harrison, Zara and Amber.

Bisnonna to Leonardo, Orlando, Sofia, Jack, Sienna and soon to be born twins.


Daughter to Maria (nee Lombardo) and Giuseppe Paparone (both deceased).

Sister to Calla (deceased), Carmela (deceased) and her twin, Teresa, and Josie.


To my darling wife, Mary, you were the love of my life.

No words can express how heartbroken I feel.

You were a loving and caring wife and I will miss you more and more each day.

I have been truly blessed to share my life with you, 

a life we built together and were proud of.

You were my powerhouse. You will always be with me.

Your loving husband, Phillip.


Mum, the love you felt for your family was like no other.

You were such a kind-hearted woman of abundant strength, determination and compassion.

You fought hard to stay with us to the very end.

We miss you in ways that words cannot express.

Mum, you will live in our hearts forever.


Nonna, you have had a profound impact on all of our lives 

and you are deeply loved by us all.

You are with the angels.

Love from your grandchildren and your great-grandchildren.

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John Lombardo -

My lovely Cousin, may your soul rest in peace. We never met but I have known you all my life. My deepest condolence to Phillip and all of our Adelaide cousins. From John and Nga Lombardo and family in Perth