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NORTON - Antonio “Tony” Zita, 87, passed away February 7, 2018. Tony was born in Foggia, Italy on January 31, 1931 to Michael and Mary Zita. He came to the United States, became a U.S. citizen and married Antonetta Dalessandro. They were married for 61 years and had six children.
Tony and Ann built their home in Norton, where they raised their family. Prior to retiring, he worked in landscaping, a steel foundry, and spent many years in construction. He was a member of St. Andrew’s Catholic Church and was a past member of the Italian/American Clubs.
Tony was preceded in death by his parents, youngest son John and great-grandson Mason. He leaves behind his loving wife, Annie; children Mary (Mark) Phares, Mike (Kim) Zita, Vivian Zita, Tony (Mary) Zita, Vito (Rhonda) Zita and daughter-in-law Joannie Zita-Good; as well as 16 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, February 12, 2018 at St. Andrew the Apostle Catholic Church, 4022 Johnson Rd., Norton, Fr. James G. Maloney celebrant. Calling hours Saturday, February 10, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Bacher Funeral Home, 3250 Greenwich Rd., NORTON. Entombment at Rose Hill Burial Park, Fairlawn, Ohio.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the family.