Mary Nelarico Zampino
DeMarco-Stone Funeral Home
1605 Helderberg Avenue
Rotterdam, NY
Mary Nelarico Zampino Rotterdam Mary Nelarico Zampino, 94, at rest Sunday, April 12, 2015. Mary was an amazing woman who lived a wonderful life. Born in Schenectady, NY on February 26, 1921, Mary was the beloved daughter of the late John and Adeline (Palmieri) Nelarico. Mary grew up in her family's Bellevue grocery business, learning the business from her father who owned and operated the Piggly Wiggly Market. After her father's retirement, Mary and husband, Les, took over the business and eventually relocated and opened the L & M market with partner, Mike Verteramo. Mary graduated from Mildred Elly with a Business Degree. She was multi talented. First and foremost, she was a very caring mother and devoted wife, musician, bookkeeper, great cook and fashion statement. Mary was also former Miss Schenectady. Mary began playing the piano and singing at the age of five, which she continued doing throughout her life. She enjoyed cooking and baking. Everyone loved Mary's breadsticks and cookies, which she enjoyed sharing with her family, friends and her sons' bandmates. She liked playing cards with friends and watching her favorite TV show, The Golden Girls. Mary was a member of the OLA Rosary Society, Rotterdam Senior Center and the Festival of Praise Choir, performing many concerts including SPAC. At the age of 16, Mary became the organist and choir director for Our Lady of the Assumption Parish in Rotterdam (now Our Lady Queen of Peace), retiring at the age of 85 with 69 years of service. Mary's humor, wit and ever present smile will forever be missed. Mary was the beloved wife of 49 years to the late Leslie A. Zampino (1995); proud mother of Les Zampino (Kathleen Consolo) and Robert Bobby Zampino (Maureen Archard), all of Schenectady; loving grandmother of Sheree Fletcher and David Zampino of California, Richard Zampino of Schenectady; and great-grandmother of Trey, Cheyenne, D.J., Jameson, Carmine and Hudson; beloved sister of the late Philomena Nelarico and Dr. Anthony Nelarico; beloved sister-in-law of Eileen Laube of Rotterdam. Mary is also survived by several nieces, nephews and cousins. Calling hours will be held Friday, April 17 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the DeMarco-Stone Funeral Home, 1605 Helderberg Avenue, Rotterdam. Funeral services will begin, 9 a.m., Saturday at the funeral home followed by a 10 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial at Our Lady Queen of Peace Church, 210 Princetown Rd., Rotterdam. Entombment will take place in St. Anthony's Cemetery, Glenville. On-line condolences may be left at

Published by The Daily Gazette Co. on Apr. 15, 2015.
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tom madej
May 10, 2015
Les and Bob: Your Mom had an amazing life surrounded by a great family and a husband who loved her deeply. I know her deep faith will bring her home and she will rest in peace.
Nancy Zorn
April 16, 2015
Bobby, Les and girls. Our sincere sympathy for your loss and the loss of our dear old friend. Her enthusiastic ways will be missed. Keep the happy times together in your memory. Her many years of music will live on.
Isabelle(Connie) and Ed Heiserman
April 16, 2015
"Rip" Mrs. Zampino... God Bless you sweet Lady... We were so blessed to have known you... You will truly be missed.... Sending Love and Prayers to you and your wonderful sons, our friends Bobby and Les... And to the entire Zampino family... I will always remember you dancing at the St Anthony's fest with a special proud glow in your eyes as your son Bobby and the rest of his band sang your favorite song to you... as they did every year there... I believe you were truly proud of your Children... and have always loved them above and beyond... as they cherish and love you deeply in return... you were all truly blessed to have each other...

Please dear God bless this family and help them to get through this painful time. and wrap them in your love as well as the love from all of their family and friends... In Jesus name I pray... Amen
Kelly and Dave Madej
April 16, 2015
Bobby & Les, so sorry for your loss. Many special memories of family holidays with Aunt Mary. You are in my thoughts.
Audra & Miranda
April 16, 2015
Mothers are important and special people. I am sorry for the loss of your mother. My thoughts are with you and your family at this time. God Bless you and your family.

Love Nancy
Nancy Carpentier
April 16, 2015
Bobby we are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
David & Kim DeCrescente
April 16, 2015
Les and Bobby I'm very sorry for your loss.
God Bless Her Soul
Jay McBride
April 15, 2015
So sorry to hear about your Mom... She was a Beautiful Woman and will be missed by many...My Throughts and Prayers are with You and Maureen and the Zampino Family...Love You Eva Moran
Eva Moran
April 15, 2015
Bert, Les sorry for you loss mom will be in my prayers
Ed Curran
April 15, 2015
Bobby Z, I'm sorry to hear about the passing of your mom. I'll never forget her pepper sticks she made for all those road trips. God Bless you and your family
mark larose
April 15, 2015
Bobby - So sorry for your loss. Your mom was such a wonderful woman and treated us like family when we were at the house. God bless...
Chris Busone
April 15, 2015
Our thoughts and prayers to you and your family. She was a great woman and a pillar of the community and will truly be missed. Rest in peace Mary
Tony & Anna Zarrillo
April 15, 2015
Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one today and always.
Tom Duclos
April 15, 2015
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