Paul R. Zenaro, 56, formerly of Shrewsbury


Paul R. ZenaroFayetteville, Ark. – Paul Richard Zenaro,  56, of Fayetteville, Arkansas, formerly of Sturbridge and Shrewsbury, passed away on March 15, 2023, surrounded by loved ones as he ended his extended battle with a rare cancer, malignant Myoepithelioma.

Paul was born on August 16, 1966, in Worcester, Massachusetts, the son of  Ronald and Carol (Giarusso) Zenaro.  He graduated from St. John’s High School class of  1984 and attended Framingham State University. Paul then co-owned with his family Rayco Car Electronics, a retail and wholesale mobile electronics store in both Shrewsbury and Auburn. He also owned a variety of businesses from DJ services, to a hot dog store and cart.

Paul had a unique ear for music and sound quality, so much so he particularly enjoyed hosting karaoke and spending time with his close friends. Paul’s career and interest in business, took him to Entertainment Corp, a nationwide fundraising organization dedicated to raising funds for worthy causes, where he succeeded in becoming a top regional sales manager. Paul’s debilitating illness prevented his further employment and required retirement.

He is survived by his daughter, Samantha Mont and her husband Martin of Fayetteville, Arkansas; twin sons, Nick Zenaro of Denver, Colorado; and Matthew Zenaro and his wife Kelsey of Prairie Grove, Arkansas; his parents, Ron and Carol Zenaro of Shrewsbury; his brother, Michael Zenaro and his wife Kristine of Sutton and his sister, Carron Riddle of Ipswich;  four nieces and nephews, Lauren, Morgan, Michael, and Jordan; and his beloved dog Lexi. He was predeceased by a brother, Scott Zenaro.

The family has asked that memorial donations to be made in his memory to the Lazarex Cancer Foundation at

Per Paul’s  request, cremation was held in Arkansas. A celebration of Life in the Worcester area will be held at a later date.

The MERCADANTE FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL, 370 Plantation St, is honored to be handling local  arrangements.

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