Ottilia Zangrandi

Ottilia Zangrandi 85, loving mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend passed away on June 4, 2020.  Ottilia was born in Lover, Italy on August 27, 1934 to Anna and Roberto Zanotti.


She immigrated to the United States in her late teens and settled in the Bronx where she met her late husband of 51 years, Raimondo Zangrandi.  Most recently, she resided in Mamaroneck at the Sara Neuman Residence.  She had a deep religious commitment and was active in her church, often sewing and crafting donations. She was a seamstress by trade and could often be found sewing, cooking or baking in her free time.  She was known for having a green thumb and crocheting and knitting countless blankets, sweaters and shawls for family, friends and donations.  She has been accurately described as kind, sweet and headstrong with a big heart but was also tough as nails.  She courageously battled Parkinson’s Disease for over 30 years and 10 of those years also cared for her husband while he was challenged with Alzheimer’s Disease.


She will be greatly missed by her children Carol (Andy), Robert (Jennifer), and Patricia (Louis), her grandchildren, Alexandria, Victoria, Ryan, Samantha and Danielle, her sisters, Agnese, Maria, Luigina and Roberta and her niece and nephews.


Due to the Current World Health Crisis, private family services will be held at Joseph A. Lucchese Funeral Home, Bronx, New York on Wednesday, June 10, 2020.   Burial will follow at the Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Hawthorne, New York.  In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in her memory to The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research,




  1. Jackie & Jimmy Picchione on June 5, 2020 at 10:02 pm

    Dear Patty, Louis, Samantha, Danielle, Carol, Andy, Alex, Tori, Robert, Jen and Ryan.
    We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

  2. Kathy and John Barnett on June 5, 2020 at 10:36 pm

    John and I are so sorry for the loss of your mom, Robert and Jen. You were a great son. She will always be with you. May God bless you and your family.

  3. Margaret and Zi on June 6, 2020 at 12:42 am

    I’m so sorry to hear this. Your mom was a wonderful lady with a kind smile and a good sense of humor. May peace be with her and all of you.
    Her spark will be missed.

  4. Janeen Chiodo on June 6, 2020 at 12:42 am

    So sorry for your loss. May she rest peacefully.

  5. Linda Wolchik Sturges on June 6, 2020 at 4:16 pm

    Carol and family, sincere condolences on the passing of your Mom.

  6. Donna Musselwhite on June 6, 2020 at 6:23 pm

    Patty and family,
    Holding you all close in thought and prayer. May you feel the love of our Lord wrapping His arms around you as you mourn the loss of your mother. We love you all!! Your northeast Florida family,
    Donna, David and Catherine Anee Xiujin

  7. Doug Koprowski on June 7, 2020 at 5:55 pm

    Our thoughts and prayers are with the Zangrandi family during this time. Love you guys. Ruth and Doug and family.

  8. Dolores & Walter Gartner on June 9, 2020 at 4:58 pm

    Our condolences to Carol, Robert and Patricia and families. May your mom rest in well-deserved peace. ❤️

  9. Roberta Dugan on June 10, 2020 at 10:50 am

    Rest in Peace my dear sister. No more pain. “Fly with the Angels “. You are now safe with our heavenly family.

  10. Robin Williams on June 10, 2020 at 2:04 pm

    Beautiful Zia you have touched all the lives in our family. I see your strength echoed in your children, your sisters and your nieces and nephews. You will always be in our hearts.

  11. JoAnne Gawan on June 11, 2020 at 2:45 pm

    Dear Patty and Family.
    So sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you.
    Sincerely JoAnne Gawan

  12. Joe Linzalone on July 31, 2020 at 12:37 am

    Sorry for your loss. Your mother and father were wonderful neighbors. We lived on Paulding Avenue.

  13. PJ Harrison on August 5, 2020 at 6:39 pm

    Dear Patty, and family,

    I am so very sorry for your loss…my thoughts and prayers are with you all.

    Patti Harrison

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