Elsa Marie Zanine

Elsa Marie Zanine, 78 of South Salem, NY died on Friday evening, September 2, 2011 at the Danbury Hospital.

Mrs. Zanine was the wife of Francis J. Zanine.

She was born in the Bronx, NY, April 30, 1933, daughter of Francis and Elsa Weist and was raised and educated in the Bronx.

Elsa and Francis were married in 1952 and have been residents of South Salem since 1967 coming from the Bronx.

A homemaker, she enjoyed gardening, cooking, sewing and shopping and also was a member of St. Mary Parish, Ridgefield.

In addition to her husband of 58 years, Mrs. Zanine is survived by two daughters, Patricia E. Vittoria and her husband, Joseph of South Salem and Elizabeth A. Zanine also of South Salem; two sons, James F. Zanine and his wife, Liz of Danbury and Christopher E. Zanine and his wife, Allison of Bethel; a brother, Francis Weist of Esopus, NY; a sister, Annette Powers of West Babylon, NY; five grandchildren, Jillian, Jack, Jesse, Mary and Gracie as well as several nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday in St. Mary Church, Ridgefield on Friday, September 9, 2011 at 10:15.

Burial will follow in South Salem Cemetery, South Salem, NY.

The family will receive friends in the Kane Funeral Home, 25 Catoonah St., Ridgefield on Thursday from  6 pm to 9 pm.

Contributions in Mrs. Zanine’s memory and honor may be made to Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, % Dr. Richard D. Carvajal, Melanoma & Sarcoma Research, 1275 York Avenue, New York, NY 10065.

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