Josephine (Zucchero) Manzari

February 20, 2019


Josephine Zucchero Manzari, 95, the widow of the late Victor Manzari, of Thornton Avenue, Auburn, died Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019, in St. Joseph’s Hospital, Syracuse.

A life resident of Auburn, Josephine worked at the Columbian Rope Company and retired after many years of service as a nurse from Mercy Hospital. She enjoyed sewing, dancing, casino trips, and making her Sunday sauce. Most of all, she cherished the time spent with her loving grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She is survived by her son, Jack Manzari, of Auburn; sister, Louise Shaw, of Auburn; six grandchildren, Joe (Alicia) Wilson, Tom Wilson, Maggie Rothenburg, John Rothenburg (Andrea), Tony Kelly, and Joseph Manning; seven great-grandchildren; son-in-law James Wilson (Dolores); sister-in-law Laura Munro (Robert); and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, Louis and Josephine Romano Zucchero, and her husband, Vic, she was predeceased by two daughters, Patricia Wilson and Joan Kelly; a grandson, Michael Manzari; five sisters and two brothers.

Friends are invited to join the family for a Mass of Christian burial to be offered at noon on Friday in St. Francis Church. Entombment will follow in St. Joseph’s Cemetery Mausoleum. A calling hour will be conducted prior to the Mass from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday at the Cheche Funeral Home Inc., 1778 Clark St. Road, Auburn.

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February 22, 2019

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Cheche Funeral Home Inc.
1778 Clark Street Road
Auburn, NY 13021

Mass of Christian Burial
February 22, 2019

12:00 PM
Saint Francis Church
299 Clark Street
Auburn, NY 13021

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