Lesley E. Zajac
1945-December 15, 2016
Lesley E. Zajac, a lifelong resident of
Malden and a Certified Chimney Sweep, passed away on Thursday
morning, December 15, 2016 with her loving family at her side,
she was 71. Born in Malden, MA she was the daughter of the late
Theodore & Dorothy (Sheppard) Hanscom.
Lesley was a longtime former owner and operator of “The
Chimney Doctor of Concord, MA”, a well-known and respected
chimney sweep business, with customers all over the greater
Boston area that relied on their professional service for many
Lesley ran her company along with her husband Walter W. Zajac
and her daughter, Nancy J. Zajac. When her health declined she
turned the daily operation of the business over to her husband,
She was the Former President of the Massachusetts
Chimney Sweep Guild, a member of the Board of Directors of the
National Chimney Sweep Guild and a Certified Chimney Sweep
Mrs. Zajac was a one-time President of the Junior Aid
Association of Malden and a daughter of a founding member. She
was a former member of the Zonta Inc. of Malden and a member of
the Malden Victorian Society. She was a past Sunday school
teacher of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church of Linden. Lesley loved
spending time with her grandchildren exploring museums, going to
the movies, exploring nature and long conversations. She enjoyed
spending time with family and friends playing dominoes weekly
and having sleepovers with the girls monthly at her
brother-in-laws home. She enjoyed
gathering with friends on long dog walks daily. Lesley was an
avid speed reader with thousands of books that she has read.
When she was finished she enjoyed donating them to local nursing
homes or the Chelsea Soldiers Home.
Lesley is survived by her beloved husband Walter
W. Zajac, she was the devoted mother Nancy J. Zajac and her
husband Dennis P. Mallet of Everett, Leeann Marshall of TX.
Loving sister of Eleanor A. Cooke and her husband Donald of
Florida & Malden, Susan C. Bennett and her husband Russell of
Florida she was the sister-in-law of Maureen & Michael P. DeVeau
of Chelsea & William G. Scally of Malden. Cherished grandmother
of James, Adam, Brandon, Brea, Bryce and great grandmother of
Justin. She is also survived by many cousins, nieces, nephews,
grandnieces& grandnephews and great-grandniece and her beloved
She was predeceased by her daughter, Lesley E. VanDusen, and her
sister’s Janet Frazier & Barbara Scally.
Funeral service will be held in the Weir-MacCuish
Golden Rule Funeral Home, 144 Salem St., Malden on Monday
December 19, 2016 at 11AM. Interment in Forest Dale Cemetery,
Malden at a later date.
Relatives and friends are invited to calling hours in
the funeral home on Sunday, December 18, 2016 from 4-8 PM.
In lieu of flowers donations in Lesley’s memory may be made to
the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701.