Dora Zanzonico

April 14, 2023

Dora Zanzonico, beloved mother, sister, grandmother, and great-grandmother, passed away on Friday April 14, 2023 at Dry Harbor Rehabilitation Center, where she was recovering from a recent hospitalization.

Dora was born on September 9th, 1932, in Brooklyn, NY, to Sebastian and Gaetana Platania. She grew up with her four siblings, and met her cherished husband Torino “Toby” Zanzonico there. They were married on April 28, 1956, raised four children, and spent more than 40 happy years traveling the world together. Dora and Toby were also active in the Catholic Church until Toby’s passing in January 2000.

In addition to being a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, wife, daughter, aunt, and friend, Dora was a devout Catholic and went to a daily mass. She had a special true devotion to our Blessed Mother, whether praying the rosary in church, at home, or at the Shrine in Queens. She was also a member of the Sacred Hearts-St. Stephen parish, a Columbiette, a Rosarian, and a member of the Cabrini Society. Dora was a talented artist and gardener, and fondly reminisced about time spent with friends at her local senior center. Time with family, especially the little ones, brought her so much joy. All are grateful that Dora was joined by so many at her 90th birthday party this past fall.

Dora is survived by her brother Sebastian and brother-in-law Melvin; her four children, Nicholas (Constance), Gaetana, Lorraine, and Lawrence (Roni); six grandchildren, Nicole (Michael), Matthew, Jenifer, Branden (Tiffany), Nina, and Andrew; two great-grandchildren, Gabriella and Audrey; and countless extended family members and friends. As she always said, “one day at a time,” and “let His will be done.” We are sure that Toby and loved ones gone before her are welcoming Dora into Heaven with open arms.

Visiting Thursday, April 20, 2023, from 2 – 5 & 7-9 PM at Sacred Hearts – St. Stephen Church, 125 Summit Street, Brooklyn, NY 11231

Mass of Christian Burial Friday, April 21, 2023 at 9:30 AM at Sacred Hearts – St. Stephen Church, 125 Summit Street, Brooklyn, NY 11231

Burial to follow at Calverton National Cemetery, Calverton, Long Island, NY

For more information or questions regarding the services or flower delivery please call Scotto Funeral Home at 718-875-2515


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Michael and Barbara Krencicki
1 year ago

Dear Gae, and family, Nick and Constance and family, Lawrence and family, and Lorraine,
Our sincere and heartfelt condolences on the passing of your beloved Mother. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.
With love,

Roland Escalante, Jr.
1 year ago

I remember her as a woman who was strong in her faith and charitable. Her kindness will be missed. May God grant her soul mercy and eternal rest. May her bereaved loved ones be consoled with the memory of her devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary.

1 year ago

To the family and friends of Mrs. Zanzonico always cherish the fond memories of time spent together and although you may grieve the Bible can be a source of comfort. At (Revelation 21:3,4) it speaks of a time when there will be no more sickness or death, also at (Acts 24:15) it speaks of a resurrection that we all can look forward to. May the peace and love of the God of all comfort be with you all. Comfort can be found in our Creator through prayer and through his word the Bible and in our Savior Jesus Christ.

Beverly DiCovello
11 months ago

Deepest Condolences to Zanzonico family.
I knew Dora for her sweet smile. Her devotion to church, her community and being a senior at Eileen Dugan Amico Senior Center. We attended these. Dora is missed by many.

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