Freda Zanetta, 92, passed away peacefully Wednesday, March 26, 2014, at Lutheran of Jamestown.
She was surrounded by her loving family and cared for by wonderful staff and nurses.
A lifelong area resident, she was born June 3, 1921, in Falconer, N.Y. She was the daughter of Mary Ventura Felanzo and Joseph Felanzo.
Freda was a 1939 graduate of Falconer High School. Prior to her marriage to Joseph A. Zanetta, she was employed by Hope’s Windows. They were married on Aug. 25, 1945, and they remained happily married until his death in October 2011.
Freda was a devoted mother to her four children: Anthony, Nancy, Joseph and Patricia. She created loving homes on Falconer Street, Cowing Street and Chautauqua Avenue and resided for 42 years at 28 Chestnut St. In addition to being a loving wife and mother, she worked at Cala’s Restaurant, GMA Super Market and Bigelow’s Department Store.
She was a longtime member of the St. John’s Roman Catholic Church of Jamestown, the Bishop’s Committee and the Altar & Rosary Society. She was a CCD teacher at St. John’s for many years, a life member of the CC Ring PTA, a member of the Marco Polo Club Auxiliary and a member of the Catholic Daughters Court of St. Gertrude.
Surviving are four children: Anthony Zanetta of New York City, Nancy C. (Zanetta) Stevenson of Jamestown, N.Y., Joseph M. Zanetta of Los Angeles, Calif., and Patricia (Thomas) (Zanetta) Franco of Jamestown, N.Y.; three grandchildren: Michael (Traci) Stevenson, Stacey (Steven) Tanner (Stevenson) and Samuel Leggett Zanetta; and seven great-grandchildren: Seth, Nolan and Gracelyn Stevenson, and Kanin, Damon, Trey and Stevie Tanner.
Besides her parents and her husband, she was preceded in death by her beloved sister Josephine Felanzo.
A Catholic funeral Mass will be celebrated at 9 a.m. Friday, March 28, 2014, at St. John’s Church Holy Apostles Parish on Newton Avenue in Jamestown. The family will receive friends at Migliore Funeral Home on Thursday, March 27 from 4-8 p.m. Interment will be in the mausoleum at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery on West Oak Hill Road.
Memorials may be made to St. John’s Church, Lutheran or a charity of your choice.