Emma 'Candy" Zuppa
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AGE: 82 • Toms River
Emma "Candy" Zuppa 82 of Toms River, died Tuesday April 9, 2013 at Rose Garden Nursing & Rehabilitation Home in Toms River, NJ. Born in Jersey City, she resided in Edison for 56 years before moving to Toms River 1 year ago. As well as being a loving and caring wife and mother to her husband John and 3 children, she worked part time in customer service for Bamberger's/Macy's in Menlo Park, NJ for 15 years. Blessed with a sympathetic, understanding ear (though later on in life not quite as comprehending), she always had a kind word to all she spoke with. Emma enjoyed family and friends the most, as they did her. She also enjoyed dining out and traveling, including her later on in life visits to picturesque/Victorian Cape May, NJ and the beautiful Northeast Kingdom of Vermont. Surviving is her husband John of 62 years, her son John Zuppa & Amy Storm of Island Pond, VT, her son William Zuppa & Debra Gubernat of Montclair, NJ, her daughter Theresa Zuppa of Toms River, NJ, and 2 grandchildren, Jimi Zuppa and Nicolas Castro. Emma was predeceased by her brother Arthur Teeter and her grandchild Georgie Caunt. Visitation is Sunday 1-5 PM at Oliverie Funeral Home 2925 Ridgeway Rd Manchester. Funeral Liturgy is Monday 10:30 AM at St Maximilian Kolbe Church, Toms River with a private cremation to follow. In lieu of flowers please make donations to the Nantz National Alzheimer Center, C/O The Methodist Hospital Foundation P.O. Box 4384 Houston, Texas 77210-4384, or www.methodisthealth.com/NantzNationalAlzheimerCenter. For directions, or to send online condolences, please visit our website at www.oliveriefuneral home.com.
Published in Asbury Park Press & Home News Tribune on Apr. 12, 2013