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Gioia Marie Mancini Zappone

1929-2013 Mrs. Gioia Marie (Mancini) Zappone, 84 of 4 Wilfred Ave. Adams, died Tuesday November 12, 2013 at Craneville Place in Dalton. She was born in North Adams, on July 10, 1929, daughter of David and Constance (Gigliotti) Mancini. She attended local schools. Gioia was last employed at the rectory of St. Anthony of Padua Church where she worked as a cook and housekeeper for many years. Before that, she and her husband operated the Twin Sisters Bed and Breakfast. In her younger years, she assisted her family in the operation of the former North Adams Diner. She was a communicant of St. Anthony of Padua Church. Gioia was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother and enjoyed spending time with her family. She also enjoyed cooking and sewing. She was the widow of Anthony F. Zappone who died on March 29, 2012. They were married on October 22, 1955. Survivors include a daughter, Donna Boesse and her husband, Michael of Adams; and two sons including James Zappone and his wife, Rose Anne of Pownal, Vt.; and David Zappone and Sherry Therrien of Adams. She leaves eleven grandchildren including Sonya, Michael, Justin, Joshua, Jessica, Jonathan, Emily, Chad, Kari, Jacob, and Kayla; one great granddaughter, Skyana; and four sisters including twins Gabriela Bond and Dolores Bianco both of North Adams; Violet Torchia of North Adams; and Faith "Dolly" Trottier and her husband Al of Manchester, N.H.; and nieces, nephews and cousins and three sisters-in-law Betty Gagne, Arlene Zappone and Mary Girgenti all of North Adams. FUNERAL NOTICE: The funeral for Gioia Zappone will be Monday November 18, 2013 at 10:15 AM from FLYNN & DAGNOLI-MONTAGNA HOME FOR FUNERALS WEST CHAPELS, 521 West Main St. North Adams followed by a Funeral Mass at 11:00 AM at St. Elizabeth of Hungary Church. Burial will follow in Southview Cemetery. Calling hours at the funeral home are Sunday from 2 to 4 P.M. Memorial contributions may be made to Shriner's Children Hospital in Springfield, MA., in care of the funeral home. To send flowers, a gift basket, card or message, please visit www.flynndagnolifuneralhomes.com.



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Published in The Berkshire Eagle on Nov. 14, 2013
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