Adriana Zanetti Obituary, Death – June 28, 2022 We said our goodbyes to “One of the Greats!” today. My mum, Zanetti. Mom’s parents, Ida Mae and Anthony Walsh, welcomed her into the world on February 5, 1934. She was the brave older sister of Tom Walsh, who was known as Big Tom. Mom graduated with a Dual Degree Masters Education from Montclair State University, which she attended with her best friend June Dyke. June Dyke was also a graduate of Montclair State University. After completing her education, June’s mother began a teaching career at Woodrow Wilson High School. The instructors spent their summers off traveling throughout Europe. Switzerland and Belgium were two of Mom’s favorite countries.

One might even characterize her as a bona fide chocoholic. Italy was another one of her top choices for vacation destinations. She married her father, who was of the First Generation of Italian Americans, by pure chance. They made their home in Harrington Park, where they both wanted to raise their children. Together, they were responsible for the upbringing of John Thomas and I. Zanetti continued to fill in for Sister Elizabeth at O.L.V. and at Harrington Park School. In addition to being a teacher, one of her greatest joys was being a grandparent. She was famous for telling everyone, “I have one grandson, John Christopher, and five granddaughters: Natalie, Caitlin, Emily, Faythe, and Kimberly.”

On Tuesday at 10AM, we will be holding Mom’s Funeral Mass at Our Lady of Victories R.C. Church in Harrington Park, New Jersey. This will be followed by her interment at George Washington Memorial Park in Paramus, New Jersey. We ask that you please join us at the church. Because of the recent increase in the number of cases of COVID-19, there will be no viewing, wake, or repast. With All My Love, Both “Your Eleanora” and “Christmas Tree Picker” are in the running. John, the Father-in-Law