The Service of Remembrance for Mr. Attilio "Teal" Zanni, age 87, of Beverly Hills, Florida, will be held 11:00 AM, Saturday, February 15, 2014 at the Beverly Hills Chapel of Hooper Funeral Homes. Interment will follow at Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Beverly Hills. The family will receive friends from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM, Thursday, February 13, 2014 at the chapel. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.HooperFuneralHome.com.
Mr. Zanni was born May 9, 1926 in Detroit, MI, son of Vittorio and Enrichetta (Piffero) Zanni. He died February 9, 2014 in Lecanto, FL. Mr. Zanni was an Army
veteran serving in the Philippines during WWII
. He worked as a manager for A&P Grocery in the Detroit area for 38 years. Teal also owned a Pepperidge Farm route in Detroit and worked for Sherwin Williams in Crystal River for 13 years. He moved to Beverly Hills from Troy, MI in 1987. He was an avid bowler and golfer, did stained glass and enjoyed working in the yard and poker nights with his friends.
Mr. Zanni was preceded in death by his parents, and 2 brothers, Otto and Art Zanni. Survivors include his wife of 46 years, Ella Zanni of Beverly Hills, 3 daughters, Jill Zanni Rodriguez and husband, Moe of Gainesville, Jane Chant of Beverly Hills and Amy Baron and husband, Greg of Lowell, IN. He is also survived by his sister, Emma Kuhn of Sterling Heights, MI, brother, Pete Zanni of Spring Hill, grandchildren, Amanda Dick, Matthew Beamish, Graham Baron and Greg Baron and great granddaughters, Liliana Baron and Briana Beamish. Teal will be remembered as the best husband, father, brother, uncle, Pa and friend by all who knew and loved him.