Bonnie Zappariello-Reilly
Rone Funeral Service
1110 East Chestnut Avenue
Vineland, NJ
Bonnie Zappariello-Reilly

Bonnie Zappariello-Reilly passed away on September 15th after a lengthy illness at age 72. Beautiful thoughts, remembrances and sympathies have been pouring in citing Bonnie's civic activities, friendships and unique life experiences. Bonnie was independent, artistic and a loyal friend. With her late husband, Francis J. Reilly, they were a formidable team in their work for the CEO Group, the organization of local business owners that Fran established in 2007. Bonnie's planning and organizational expertise greatly contributed to the many successful CEO Group events and endeavors.

Bonnie had a successful career in sales and marketing with major hotel organizations and was the owner of the Cape May Convention and Visitors Bureau in the 1980's.

Bonnie was a graduate of Sacred Heart High School, Class of 1961 and attended The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts to study one of her passions and talents, that of Art.

She was predeceased by her husband, Francis J. Reilly (2014); her parents, Frank and Gertrude Zappariello (1995 and 2007) and brother, Frank Zappariello (2006). She is survived by her sisters, Lois Genovese (partner Frank Amari) of Mount Laurel, NJ and Gina Zappariello (Richard Illescas) of San Francisco and Ensenada, Mexico; nephews, Damon Zappariello (Merissa) of Conshohocken, Pa. and Jeffrey Zappariello (Karen) of Wilmington, Del.; niece, Christina (Genovese) Renna (Mike) of Mount Laurel, NJ; stepson Daniel Reilly (Nancy) of Ledyard CT; stepdaughters, Katherine Reilly of Portland ME and Susan Reilly of Atlantic City NJ; step-grandsons, Jeffrey Reilly of Saratoga Springs NY, Christopher Reilly (Emilia) of Norfolk VA and Alexander Reilly (Lauren) of Groton CT.

The family would also like to thank and acknowledge the many friends and family members who supported and helped Bonnie through her battle over the last 18 months.

Services and burial will be private.

Arrangements are under the supervision of Rone Funeral Service, 1110 East Chestnut Avenue, Vineland, NJ 08360.

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Published by The Daily Journal on Sep. 20, 2016.
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Bonnie, lived a very full life and my late wife were best of friends. They met in Chicago in the late 1970's at the Water tower Hyatt. Bonnie was the person who introduced me to my late wife and I will be eternally grateful. She served as our Maid
of Honor at our wedding in 1984. May the sun always keep shining on both of them.

Jack Godfrey Virginia Beach, Virginia.
October 4, 2016
Barbara De Marco
September 23, 2016
Bonnie, you were with us Saturday evening in spirit. Our 55th SHHS reunion was aglow with your energy. May you now rest in peace and in love with Our Lord and your love, Fran. You are remembered with deep affection by all your classmates.
Our sincere sympathy to all the family.
Marilyn and Joe Knudsen-Chinnici
September 20, 2016
Mrs. Reilly wanted so desperately to preserve Fran's columns, poetry and other favorite items in a book and on a CD. I hope she was successful in doing so. Her passing is very sad as we communicated on Facebook. I extend my deepest sympathy to Gina and Mrs. Reilly's entire family. I hope that time will heal the sadness that you are feeling at this time. I know she is happy to be reunited with Fran in Heaven.
Michael Smith
September 20, 2016
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