DeKALB – Mary A. Zanini, 91, of DeKalb, Ill., died Sunday, March 30, 2014, at DeKalb County Rehab & Nursing Center in DeKalb.|
Born Oct. 13, 1922, in Chicago, the daughter of Marko and Anna (Plesha) Peterlich, Mary was married to the late Stephen T. Zanini on June 17, 1967, in Chicago.
Mary was a telephone operator for many years working for Illinois Bell Telephone Co. Mary lived in the DeKalb community for many years, moving here from Belleview, Fla. She was a member of St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church in Maple Park; she also was a member of the K.S.K.J., and the Telephone Pioneers of America. She graduated from Sacred Heart Elementary School and attended Bowen High School.
Survivors include stepchildren, Marilyn Melvan of Orland Park, Barb (Ken) Ayse of Florida and Stephen (Jane) Zanini of North Carolina; step-grandchildren, Joyce, Julie, John, Keri, Lori, Stephen and Nicole; seven step-great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews, Ann Marie, Sharon, Cooky, Brian, Patty, Mary Ann, Frank and Diane; 21 great-nieces and -nephews; and several great-great-nieces and -nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Stephen T. Zanini; sister, Catherine Babich; brothers, George, John, Michael, Eli, Eli H. and Thomas; nephew, George Babich; and niece, Diane Zitko.
A funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 2, at St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church in Maple Park, with the Rev. Dennis Morrissy celebrating. Burial will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, at Holy Cross Cemetery in Calumet City. the visitation will be from 9 a.m. Wednesday, until the time of the service at the church.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to DeKalb County Rehab & Nursing Center of the Barb City Manor.
Arrangements were entrusted to Ronan-Moore-Finch Funeral Home, 310 Oak St., DeKalb, IL 60115. To send an online condolence, visit www.ronanmoorefinch.com; 815-758-3841.
Published in Daily Chronicle on Apr. 1, 2014