Iva L. Zanoni (Roscetti)

Date of Death: 
August 12th, 2020

Iva Liliana Zanoni (nee Roscetti) passed away peacefully at home on August 6, 2020 surrounded by her loving family at the age of 93, shy one month of 94. She was the beloved wife of Lino Giuseppe Domenico Zanoni, devoted mother of Marco Rodolfo Zanoni (Linda) and Renzo Domenico Zanoni (Dorota), adoring Nonna to Monica, Kristin, Jennifer, Christopher and Andrew and affectionate great grandmother to Anthony, Aria and Gianmarco. Iva was the loving sister of the late Riccardo Roscetti (Marisa) and cherished aunt of Riccardo, Angelo and Paola. Iva was born in Calscio Italy, in the Region of Abruzzo. She attended school in Orvieto and later advanced her studies in Latin and Italian Literature in her beloved city of Rome where she trained to be a teacher. She immigrated to Philadelphia in the early 50's with her brother Riccardo and shortly after they were joined by their Mother, Anna Assunta Antonacci. She married in the 'Eternal City' of Roma and returned to Philadelphia in 1953 with her husband, Lino. Her first job as a new arrival to America was at Penn Fishing Reel Company in Philadelphia and soon after she began her long working career as a supervisor at Penn Mutual Life Insurance Company in Old City, Philadelphia. Iva served Penn Mutual with tremendous loyalty her entire career until her retirement. She took great pride in her work and loved what she did. Iva was an amazing patriot. She adored the American Flag and all that it represented. Her beloved shining stripes always adorned each one of her homes and even in her final days, Iva’s family ensured to position her in a way that allowed her to see the American flag surely flying in close proximity to raise her comfort level. Iva was an avid reader, was enchanted by classical music and had a deep appreciation for fine arts and culture. Most of all, she loved her family and instilled in her sons and grandchildren strong memories and values that have and will continue to serve them well. Immediate family and close friends are invited to the pre-service viewing Thursday, August 13, 2020 at 10am at MARY MOTHER OF THE REDEEMER CATHOLIC CHURCH, 1325 Upper State Rd, North Wales, PA 19454 followed by a private funeral service at 11am. Interment will be at St. John Neumann Cemetery. Attendance is limited due to the family’s intention and commitment to ensure everyone's safety during this unprecedented time of Covid-19. Iva’s family will plan a celebration of life at a time when family and friends can all safely come together again. Iva had a long and wonderful life and the family wishes to express their tremendous gratitude to those who provided love, compassion, support and tremendous care giving. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in her name to either ALSAC/St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105 or donate by phone: (800) 805-5856 or the the Alzheimer’s Association at www.alz.org.

Memories and Condolences

Deepest sympathies to a wonderful family. She will be missed by many. Sending love to all.
Marco and Family, Sincerest sypathy on your mother's death. I'll attend Mass tomorrow in my home church, but be with you in Spirit. My friend, I do NOT know of a more loving son - one who made his remarkable mother very, very proud. May she Rest in Peace and spend the rest of eternity with you father and that wonderful family to which she served as matriarch. George Roesser

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