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Rose Ella Zannier, 94, of Smithtown, passed away on Wednesday (Jan. 11, 2 017) at the Pierpont Center at Fairmont.
She was born in Wyatt, on July 18, 1922 a daughter of the late Mike Sivnksty and Anna (Fultonovich) Sivnksty.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Philip J. Monell in 1956, and her second husband, Ray Zannier in 2004.
Rose was a devoted homemaker, wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother. She was a wonderful cook and baker. She enjoyed holidays and special gatherings with her large, loving family. She was a great storyteller. One of her favorite pastimes was being outdoors and walking in the woods at her home in Smithtown.
She is survived by two daughters and their spouses, Sandra J. and Joseph P. Farcin Jr. of Fairmont and Phyllis A. and Edward Branham of Avon, Ohio; two stepdaughters and their spouses, Anita and Dr. Scott Bolz of Ohio and Patricia and John Russell of New York; four grandchildren and their spouses, Kim and Hank Middlemas of Fairmont, Lisa Ulm of Salisbury, Maryland, Kerrie and Dean Hudson of Michigan, and Andrew and David McCann-Branham of Michigan; great-grandchildren, Joseph, Matthew, Jonathan, Hope, Allie, Emma, Daniel, Audrey, Erin and Amelia; and her great-great-grandchildren, Logan, Abigail, Ella, Rosaline Jean.
Also surviving is her sister, Marge Johnson of Oregon.
In addition to her parents and husbands, Rose was preceded in death by her sisters and brothers, Norma Helesko, Kitty Masciano, Helen Baird, Evelyn Yanego, Lillian Flenner, Harry Sivnksty, Mike Sivnksty, Johnny Gurin, Frank Gurin,, Sr., Jim Gurin and Billie Gurin.
Friends and family may call from 1-8 p.m. Friday and from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Carpenter & Ford Funeral Home, 209 Merchant St., Fairmont. The funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home with Deacon David Lester officiating. Interment will be private.
Online condolences and memorial may be shared with Rose's family at www.carpenterandford.com.
Published on January 12, 2017
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