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Eugene "Gene" R. Zappitelli

June 13, 1948 ~ October 9, 2019 (age 71)


Eugene R. Zappitelli, age 71of Conneaut, died Wednesday evening, October 9, 2019 at UH Cleveland Medical Center.

Gene was born on June 13, 1948 in Conneaut the son of Henry “Butch” and Roselyn (Smith) Zappitelli.  He was a 1967 graduate from Conneaut High School and graduated from Cleveland Engineering Drafting School in 1968.  Gene worked at Norton Plastics Co. in the drafting department from 1969 to 1983.  He also worked as a consultant drafter for Plycraft Door Co. for seven years.

He was a member of Corpus Christi Parish and 3rd Degree member of the Knights of Columbus Council #627.  Gene loved traveling with his parents to Arizona and Florida and going to casinos and playing bingo.  Gene had a passion for model trains and displayed several train sets and settings in his basement. 

Gene was preceded in death by his parents.

He is survived by his sister Alice Marie (Sam) Ansbro of Conneaut, niece Megan Ansbro and her husband Levi Heacock, nephew Ryan Ansbro and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

Mass of the Christian Burial will be at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, October 14, 2019 at St. Frances Cabrini Church, 744 Mill Street, Conneaut with Father Philip Miller officiating.

Entombment will follow at Greenlawn Memory Gardens, Route 20, N. Kingsville.

Memorial contributions may be made to Corpus Christi Parish.  Envelopes will be available at the Raisian Family Funeral Home, 581 Harbor Street, Conneaut where arrangements have been entrusted.

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Mass of Christian Burial
October 14, 2019

10:00 AM
St. Frances Cabrini Church (St. Joseph Cemetery, Conneaut)

October 14, 2019

11:15 AM
Greenlawn Memory Garden's Mausoleum
Rt. 20
N. Kingsville, OH 44068


Corpus Christi Parish
744 Mill Street, Conneaut OH 44030

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