Grace Zinzi

January 2, 1923June 1, 2019

Grace Zinzi, of Boca Raton, FL, died Saturday, June 1, at home after a lengthy fight against pulmonary fibrosis and other illnesses. Born in Foggia, Italy to Augusto and Julia Marasco, Grace and her siblings assisted in the family's business until meeting her future husband, Pat, an Army veteran who was stationed in Foggia during WW2. Having arrived in Bronx, NY in 1945, Grace was a homemaker all her life and moved to Boca Raton in 1979. Grace is survived by her husband, Pat, her son, Andrew, daughter, Julia, and four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

The funeral service will be held at Babione Funeral Home, 1100 N Federal Hwy, Boca Raton from 6:00PM to 8:00PM on Wednesday, June 5.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation.


  • Visitation Wednesday, June 5, 2019
  • Funeral Service Thursday, June 6, 2019


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Lesley & John Holloway

June 5, 2019

Grace was such a lovely warm person, kind, generous and with a smile that would light up a room.

We always enjoyed her company. She was a great hostess and a fantastic cook, who was willing to teach me how to cook Italian Food. She shared her family recipes with me that have become favorites in our house.

Thank you Grace, we were lucky to have you as a friend, we have many happy memories of you, we love you, you will not be forgotten.

John & Lesley

nicole koziatek

June 3, 2019


I love you with all my heart! Thank you for everything you have done for me and my family. You mean so much to me and I think about you everyday. Thank you for the wonderful memories. Boomers, The Lion King, playing rummy and cards, farina (extra creamy), your glass of orange juice every morning when I slept over. The peanut butter and jelly sandwiches after swimming in your pool all day with your cranapple juice! The Italian food, no one could compare to your cooking! Your style, you have no idea how many people compliment how beautiful you are and you didn't even have to be next to me.

You had such love for me. I will carry your legacy onto my children as well. Melina sees your picture and calls out for you. I wish I was able to see you one last time. I'm sorry I wasn't there more. Thank you for all your comforting talks and your unconditional love. Thank you for always checking up on me and being concerned. Thank you for your cards you sent me every year and the unexpected phone calls. Thank you for being there, in my life.

Grandma I love you. Mike loves you, the children love you. I will forever hold you close to my heart! I now see you as my guardian angel. I tell my daughter that if shes ever having a tough day or needs someone to talk to she now has you, and that you are watching over her. I find comfort in knowing that you are with me always. I know you are in a better place and there isn't a more devoted person to God then you. You lead by example, you listened, you where everything to me. While i'm sad you aren't psychically here with me anymore, I know you aren't in pain. I know you are with your family now and I know you are happy. Thank you for beautiful memories and you will forever have a place in my heart.

PS I know when I used to sleep at your house I used to listen to the cars go by on A1A. Now whenever I hear traffic by my house it brings such comfort to me and makes me feel im at your house again. Sleeping. I love you!