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Frances Elizabeth (Leone) Zegarelli
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Frances Elizabeth Leone was born in Utica, NY, on December 13, 1919 to the late Giovanni and Maria (Lacirignola) Leone, who immigrated to New York from Ausonia, Italy in1903. Pasquale (Pat) and Loretta (Zegarelli) Leone were her loving older siblings who predeceased her and whom she missed very much.

Frances married the late Lawrence J. Zegarelli Sr. on September 21, 1940 in Utica before he left to serve in WWII. While her husband was overseas, she worked at the Dunlap Tire recapping truck tires to help in the war efforts. Later she worked at the Oneida County Courthouse as a court attendant and made many great friendships there. She took up the art of painting in her golden years and enjoyed lessons at the senior center in Utica. Her work was featured in several art shows. She took great pride in her family, and always made sure they were taken care of and fed home-cooked meals, and guests never left her house hungry. Her husband predeceased her in 2012.

She is survived by her two sons, Lawrence J. Zegarelli Jr and Michele Romano, and Mark and Mary Lourdes Zegarelli; three grandchildren, Allyson (Stephenson) Zegarelli, Mark and Dr. Laura (Gerbin) Zegarelli Jr., and Sarah and Roy Kingery; two great-grandchildren, Dylan Snider and Aurora Stephenson; a niece, nephews, great-nieces, great nephews, and her extended family, Roger Lange. Her family would like to thank George and Maria Sipos for the loving and compassionate care they gave her over the last several years.

Frances was a pillar of strength for the family and will be greatly missed.

France’s family honored her in a private gathering and she was laid to rest beside her beloved husband in Calvary Cemetery. In memory of Frances, please consider donations to Alzheimer’s Research or your own favorite charity.
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Dear Mark and Mary and Family. Sharing in your sorrow. Your Mom was a sweet lady and sometimes her humor would make everyone in the room laugh. Praying for peace in your heart. Love, Alicia and Bill

Written by ALICIA BELL
2017-07-06 8:24:35 PM

Larry, So sorry to read about the loss of your Mother. Thoughts and prayers for you and your family. Dorene

Written by Dorene Dobbins
2017-07-07 1:43:17 AM

Dear Larry, Steve and I are so deeply sorry for your loss. Your Mother's obituary is remarkable, what a truly incredible family you are a part of. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Most Sincerely, Ann and Steve Adams

Written by Ann Adams
2017-07-07 2:41:45 AM