Mrs. Mary Zanni, age 90 years, passed away peacefully in the Thunder Bay Regional Health Science Centre on Monday, March 11, 2019, surrounded by her loving family.
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Mary was born March 7, 1929 to John and Pierina Covello, and grew up on Centre Street. She was introduced to Bob by the Sisco family, and they married on August 4, 1951.
Mary and family spent many years enjoying the Covello family camp at Mackenzie Beach where her and her sisters prepared many spaghetti dinners for themselves, the Cava family, and many other friends.
Mary and Bob loved travelling and spending the winters in Tucson, Arizona. She was a lifelong member of St. Anthony’s Church and the CWL. She enjoyed knitting, crocheting, cooking and baking, especially her famous family favourite butter tarts.
Mary’s greatest joy was her family. She was a devoted, loving and caring mother to Frank and Bobby. She took care of her father and Bob’s father for many years while raising her own family. She cherished her three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Mary is survived by her loving husband Bob of 67 years, children Frank (Mary), Bobby (Connie), grandchildren Krista Hann (Brian), Kathy, Joey (Jamie), great grandchildren Alessandra, Gavin, Connor, J.J. and Adeline. She is also survived by her sister Joan Rigato and brother Bill Covello (Lorna), brother-in-law Mike Chochla, and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.
She was predeceased by parents John and Pierina, two brothers in infancy, sisters Rosalie Maronese (Joe), Theresa Chochla, Rita Gravina (John), brother Frank Covello (Emily), and brother-in-law Ed Rigato.
A sincere thank you to the caring and compassionate staff of 2B at TBRHSC, Dr. Olga Kisselgoff, Dr. Matthew Ingves and the wound care specialists.
Funeral Services for the late Mrs. Mary Zanni will be held on Thursday, March 14, 2019 leaving the Everest Funeral Chapel, 299 Waverley Street at 9:20 am to St. Anthony’s Roman Catholic Church, for the Funeral Mass at 10:00 am, celebrated by Father Luigi Filippini. Private interment will follow in St. Andrew’s Catholic Cemetery. Visitation for family and friends will be held on Wednesday evening after 5:00 pm in the Everest Chapel, with Vigil Prayers offered at 7:00 pm.
Should friends so desire, donations made in memory of Mary to a charity of your choice would be greatly appreciated.