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Zaira Nolemi

May 11, 1923 ~ November 16, 2019 (age 96)

Obituary

 Zaira Nolemi, 96 A warm, wise and witty matriarch and opera enthusiast. Zaira Nolemi, 96, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her devoted family. Born in Brooklyn, the proud daughter of immigrants from Tuscany, Zaira lived in the same brownstone for seven decades before moving to her son’s home in Huguenot two years ago. “Nonna Zai” was a wonderful story-teller. She had a keen interest in history and culture, with a passion for Michelangelo, DaVinci and the ballet. An ardent fan of classical music, especially opera, her favorite composers were Beethoven, Verdi and Puccini. For 90+ years, the highlight of her week was the Metropolitan Opera radio broadcasts on Saturday afternoons. Nonna was also a superlative cook. She is survived by her loving children Ida (Constantino) Lanza, Victoria Nolemi, and Louis (JoAnne) Nolemi. She will be missed by her adoring grandchildren, Alessandra (Ryan) Pegnim, Leonora (Addison) Fink, Gregory (Katie) Lanza, and Julian Lanza. Her love will continue to shine on her great-grandchildren Maverick & Camryn Pegnim and newborn baby Addison J. Fink IV. She joins in Heavenly Peace her dear husband, Silvano, cherished brother Charles Pardi, and her beloved parents Vittorio and Lina Pardi.

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Services

Visitation
Monday
November 18, 2019

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Bedell-Pizzo Funeral Home
7447 Amboy Road
Staten Island, NY 10307

Mass of Christian Burial
Tuesday
November 19, 2019

9:45 AM
HOLY CHILD RC CHURCH
4747 AMBOY ROAD
STATEN ISLAND, NY 10312

Interment following funeral service
Tuesday
November 19, 2019

GREENWOOD CEMETERY
500 25TH STREET AT 5TH AVENUE
BROOKLYN, NY 11232

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