Ann Zaic

May 19, 1923January 2, 2021

Ann Zaic, age 97, of Flushing, New York passed away on Saturday, January 2, 2021. Ann was born May 19, 1923.

Beloved wife of the late Albin Zaic. Loving daughter of the late Joseph and Anna Kepic. Cherished sister of Ruth McDermott and Christine (Fred) Eckert. Adored aunt of Ruthann McDermott.

A visitation for Ann will be held Thursday, January 14, 2021 from 2:30PM to 7:00 PM at Frederick Funeral Home, 192-15 Northern Boulevard, Flushing, NY 11358. An interment will occur Friday, January 15, 2021 from 12:00 PM to 12:30 PM at St. John's Cemetery, 80-01 Metropolitian Avenue, Middle Village, NY 11801.

“If you would like to send flowers they will be very much appreciated. However, in lieu of, donations to the following organization in memory of Ann Zaic will aid in widespread research to end this horrifically debilitating disease.”

Alzheimer’s Disease Research (Bright Focus Foundation) 22512 Gateway Center Drive, Clarksburg, MD 20871-1950 855-345-6237

Please advise ADR to send gift acknowledgements to Ann’s home address.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Zaic family.


  • Visitation

    Thursday, January 14, 2021

  • Interment

    Friday, January 15, 2021


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Ruthann McDermott

January 15, 2021

Thank you very much, Christopher. Lots of cherished memories of Auntie Ann (“Aunt Ann”). She always wanted the best for everyone.

christopher zaic

January 15, 2021

I will miss my dear Aunt Ann,
She loved to dance and sing and knew all people were good at heart. she was our very own movie star, Judy Garland had nothin on Ann.
She would always ask me questions when we would visit from New Jersey, she was interested in how and what I was doing. With my band or whatever. One time when I was a teen I remember her asking me about my girl friend, whom she must have met, quietly Ann whispered to me; she's the one; isn't she; or something like that. She was very romantic, but for me, that day, embarrassing..... But I suppose, what could be more important? Is she the one? With tender affection I will remember

Ruthann McDermott

January 14, 2021

Ruthann McDermott

January 12, 2021

Thank you so much dear Lisa for your heartfelt thoughts, support & prayers! I’m so thrilled you got to meet my beloved Auntie Ann ~ you added a spark of joy during difficult times. I’ll always remember the look in her eyes when you showed her Uncle Albin’s picture ~ she surely remembered!

Lisa Ditta-Cupolo

January 12, 2021

Heaven must have required the voice of an Angel to sing so they called upon Ann Zaic.

A talent beyond comparison, if desired she could have continued to contribute and share her operatic talent with the world. Instead she gave up her career and chose to share her life and time with her beloved Husband Albin, her sisters Ruth and Christine, and her much adored niece Ruthann. I am so saddened by your loss Ruthann, as I have seen the many pictures of Auntie Ann staring lovingly at you from infancy until adulthood. Nothing can be more treasured, than those photos which capture exactly how she felt about you, everyone should have someone who looks at them with unconditional love.

I feel so blessed to have been able to share time with Ann in October, to see her eyes light up when I held up her photos for her to view, displaying her in her heyday and height of her singing career. Ann never lost her capacity to be able to captivate a room. Such a large presence will be missed in your life Ruthann, but know Auntie Ann is a part of you and that will never change. She lives within you and will be walking beside you. Prayers for your strength and love.

Ruthann McDermott

January 11, 2021

Thank you so much, Randy! I appreciate your fond memories of Auntie Ann & Uncle Albin too. Yes ~ her voice was beyond magnificent ~ that of an angel!
Ann had a full music scholarship to The Juilliard School, was a member of the Wagner Opera Company & headline singer at Radio City Music Hall’s special shows! We still have some handmade Bronzini ties too ~ both filled with class & elegance from a timeless era.

Randall Zaic

January 11, 2021

My Condolences for Ann's Passing. Ann was my Aunt as Albin was my father's younger brother. My father was Anton Zaic.
I was always happy to see Ann & Albin when we got together either at our old home in New Jersey or their place in Flushing. She always had a kind word for everyone.
We loved her beautiful singing voice and Bronzini ties! I was sorry we lost touch in her later years after Albin Passed away.
She was a truly wonderful person.
Randall Zaic

Ruthann McDermott

January 10, 2021

Thank you so much, Nancy & Jerry! You were wonderful friends & neighbors to my Auntie Ann ~ always willing to lend a helping hand. I appreciate your kindness very much.

Nancy & Jerry Pilate

January 7, 2021

Jerry & I want to extend our deepest condolences to Ann's niece, Ruth Ann.
Ann was a lovely & caring neighbor to us. She always had the brightest outlook and a beautiful smile & greeting. She will always be missed.