Brigida A. Zola


October 7, 2019

Brigida A. Zola passed away in her home at the age of 90.  Born in Calabria, Italy, Brigida came to America in 1929 and resided in Bronx, NY until May 7, 1949 when she married Daniel R. Zola and moved to Hazleton, PA.

Brigida was a member of Queen of Heaven Parish at Our Lady of Grace Church, Hazleton.

Brigida lived life to the fullest.  She enjoyed cooking for her children, dancing, gardening, working out of the YMCA, volunteering for Meals on Wheels, and visiting nursing homes to cheer up the residents.  She was a member of the Red Hats Society and the Italian/American Association of Luzerne County.

Brigida was preceded in death by her husband Daniel; parents Vincent and Ana Ficara; sister Katherine Basile; and brother Vincent Ficara. 

She is survived by her children Phyllis Skawinski, Fishkill, NY, Anna Skawinski, Drums, Joe Zola, Hazleton, Vinny Zola, Hazleton, Danny Zola, Sugarloaf, John Zola, Sugarloaf; 15 grandchildren; 23 great grandchildren; sisters Marian Rao, Connie Leonardi, Nina Owens, and Diana Flood; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Her Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, October 14th, at 10 A.M. in Queen of Heaven Parish at Our Lady of Grace Church.  Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Drums.  Those attending should go directly to the church Monday morning.  Family and friends may call at the Joseph A. Moran Funeral Home, 229 W. 12th St., Hazleton, on Sunday from 3-5 P.M. followed by a celebration of her life at the Zola’s Barn, 135 Rock Glen Rd., Sugarloaf.

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