Marian Kruse Zito, 83, of Albemarle, NC passed away on Saturday, February 19, 2022 at her home.
Mrs. Zito was born March 24, 1938 in Staten Island, NY to the late Frank Kruse and Betty Pedersen Kruse. She was a graduate of Port Richmond High School.
Marian was a dedicated homemaker to her seven children and several grandchildren before moving to NC. She enjoyed cooking, going to the beach, and doing word-search books. She was especially noted for her traditional Norwegian krumkake at Christmas and her beautiful blue eyes. Her greatest joy was spending time with her large family.
Marian is survived by her loving husband of 65 years Jerome R. Zito of the home; sons: Jerome R. Zito, Jr. of Albemarle, NC, Salvatore Zito (Fran) of Port Richey, FL; daughters: Deborah Weaver (Thomas) of Chapin, SC, Donna Perez of Staten Island, NY, Janice McLaughlin (Charles) of Staten Island, NY, Marion Stahl (Kees) of W. Orange, NJ, Melissa Zito of Albemarle, NC; sisters: Clara Naglich of Edison, NJ, Joan Kruse of Staten Island, NY; 13 grandchildren; and 2 great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that a donation be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital at stjude.org.
Visitation will be held from 1:00 to 5:00PM on Sunday, March 6, 2022 at Matthew Funeral Home in Staten Island, NY. Funeral service will follow at 5:00PM. Burial will be held on Monday, March 7, 2022 at 11:00AM at Moravian Cemetery in Staten Island, NY.