Van Zanten, Mariann
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Mariann Jo Van Zanten, nee Gordon, 60, of Westport, CT. died December 11, 2013 in Norwalk
Hospital. A 22-year resident of Westport, "Mar", daughter of Sidney and Shirley Gordon of Chicago, IL, loving and devoted wife of John Bernard Van Zanten, passed away after a long illness. In addition to her husband John, she is survived by her two sons Lukas Gordon Van Zanten and Paul Bernard Van Zanten, both of Westport and by her brothers Jerrold and Jonathan Gordon, mother-in-law Judith Ellen Van Zanten and many nieces and nephews. Mariann is also survived by her large extended circle of friends and neighbors whose support, love and care made so great a difference during her illness, but also during her vibrant life. She loved her family above all, providing wisdom, guidance and love to all. She will be greatly missed by her family and many friends. A Celebration of Life will be held at the Unitarian Church, 10 Lyons Plains Rd, Westport on Saturday, January 4th at 1:00 P.M. Memorial contributions may be made to the Whittingham Cancer Center, 24 Stevens St., Norwalk, CT 06856, attention Dr. George Zahrah.
Published in StamfordAdvocate on Dec. 22, 2013