Obituary of Helen Zizzo
Helen Zizzo, 94, of Bulls Head, went home to be with the Lord on March 9th, 2023. She was the beloved wife of the late John Zizzo, loving mother of Diane Doyle & John Zizzo Jr., and mother-in-law of Walter Doyle & Deborah Zizzo. Helen was a matriarchal staple in a family where she was a grandmother, great grandmother, & great great grandmother to a total of 18 grandchildren.
Born in Downtown Brooklyn to Sicilian immigrants, Carmelo & Orazia Ferlanti, Mrs. Zizzo was one of seven siblings: the late Giuseppe, Matilda, Marietta, Carmella, and survived today by sisters Yola & Josephine. A selfless and dedicated sister, sister-in-law, daughter, daughter-in-law, aunt, cousin, mother, grandmother, neighbor & friend, she impacted everyone she came into contact with because of one common thing: a Christlike servant’s love.
Helen helped raise all of her grandchildren and became their biggest cheerleader in their various activities, dreams, and careers. She especially cherished her grandson, Christian. She was a die hard Yankee fan, an immaculate sewer and master crocheter, impeccable homemaker, and a passionate Italian cook for her many decades on this side of heaven.
Visitation is at the Matthews Funeral Home, Inc., 2508 Victory Blvd, on Sunday, from 4:00 to 7:00 pm. A funeral service is scheduled for 10:00 AM on Monday, at the funeral home. A burial at Moravian Cemetery will follow.