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Zambarano, Raymond - North Providence  
ZAMBARANO, RAYMOND F., 75, passed away June 19th in Florida surrounded by his loving family. He was a son of the late Lorenzo and Ella (Rose) Zambarano; father of Angela G. and Raymond L. Zambarano; grandfather of Hailey Ploettner, Anthony and Raymond Zambarano; brother of Madeline Fagan and the late Lawrence and Richard Zambarano, Ella Pastore, Louise Usler, Dorothy Brooks and Rosemarie Rotondo. He was the former husband of Maria J. (Palombo) Zambarano. Ray was the owner and operator of Ang-Ray Jewelry Manufacturing Company. He was a resident of North Providence before moving to Florida 10 years ago. Visitation and funeral will be held Saturday from 9-10 a.m. in the PONTARELLI-MARINO Home, 971 Branch Avenue, Providence. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. in Our Lady of Grace Church, George Waterman Road, Johnston. Burial will follow in St. Ann Cemetery, Cranston.
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Published in The Providence Journal on June 23, 2016
Zora, James - N. Palm Beach  
ZORA, JAMES T. 91, of North Palm Beach, Florida, formerly of South Attleboro, passed away on Saturday, June 18, 2016. He was the beloved husband of the late Rhoda Carter Zora and the loving father of Carol Hubbs (husband Donald) of Vero Beach, FL, Glenn Zora (wife Kathryn) of Reston, VA, Joan Begin (husband Jon) of North Palm Beach, FL and Russell Zora (wife Pamala) of Bartlesville, OK; brother of Ruth Briden and the late Grace Binford, John Zora, Doris Hall, Frances Justice, and Nancy Cooper. Mr. Zora was also blessed with six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. James was born in Providence, RI and served on the USS Purdy in the Pacific during World War II. He was a longtime member of Church of the Good Shepherd and worked at John Hancock until his retirement. James also served as a Police Commissioner in Attleboro, MA. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends. Relatives and friends are invited to attend Services on Wednesday at 10 a.m. in the Church of the Good Shepherd, 490 Broadway, Pawtucket. Burial will be private. VISITATION will be Tuesday 4 to 7 p.m. at WILLIAM W. TRIPP Funeral Home, 1008 Newport Ave., Pawtucket. Flowers are respectfully omitted. Memorial gifts to the Church of the Good Shepherd, 490 Broadway Pawtucket, RI 02860 would be greatly appreciated.
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Published in The Providence Journal from June 25 to June 26, 2016

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Zanfagna, Ralph - North Providence  
FATHER'S DAY REMEMBRANCE RALPH A. ZANFAGNA Missing you on your first Father's Day away from us. LOVE, BEA, MICHELE AND DAVID
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Published in The Providence Journal on June 19, 2016
Zitkin, Burton - Cranston  
ZITKIN, BURTON died on May 2, 2016, at Haven Hospice Care Center, Gainesville, Florida. He was born on March 6, 1925, to Bessie and Joseph Zitkin in Providence and raised by his maternal grandparents, Etta and Isaac Hayman. He attended Henry Barnard School and graduated from Mt. Pleasant High School in 1943. He joined the army and was eventually assigned to the 94th Infantry Division. He fought with the second wave of allied troops at Normandy and in the Ardennes and helped to liberate Paris. In Germany he fought in the Rhineland and on the Siegfried Line. Toward the end of World War II, he marched with General Patton's army into Czechoslovakia, where American troops met the Soviet forces. Burt was awarded the Combat Infantry Badge, two campaign ribbons, four battle stars, and the good conduct medal. He achieved the rank of private first class and was honorably discharged, returning to Providence on his twenty-first birthday. Belatedly, he was awarded the Bronze Star on October 8, 2003, by United States Senator Jack Reed of Rhode Island. Burt attended Bryant College on the GI bill, received a BS degree in accounting, and spent his career as a corporate accountant. He married Ellen Griliches Weiss and helped to raise two stepchildren. Ellen preceded him in death in 1996. Burt married Carolyn Livingston in 2000. They lived in Cranston, moving to Florida in 2015. Burt was predeceased by his sister Sheila Migden and stepson Jeffrey Weiss. He is survived by sisters Carol Semenuk and Gloria Tantalean and stepchildren Claire Weiss, Frank Medley, Jane Medley, Jennifer Medley Martin, Jeffrey Livingston, Patrick Livingston, and Laura Livingston Nuttle. His funeral and burial were on Friday, May 6, in Gainesville, Florida. Donations in Burt's memory may be made to the Livingston/Zitkin Fund, Department of Music, URI.
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Published in The Providence Journal from June 18 to June 19, 2016
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