OBITUARY

Mario & Sheila Zambetti

GERALDINE SHEILA ZAMBETTI nee MARTENS, age 83, of Marietta, Georgia passed away on August 27, 2018, her 63rd wedding anniversary. She was born in 1935 in Jamaica Estates, New York to John and Mary Martens. Sheila attended Kennesaw State University where she studied French. Her favorite past-times were playing her baby grand piano, listening to classical music, reading and entertaining family and friends. She was known to dress formally even for casual dinners and loved wearing big hats. Sheila was cherished by her husband Mario, who passed away the following day on August 28th. They were true soulmates and inseparable. She is survived by her beloved brother John Jerome Martens (Patty), her 3 loving sons John (Kelly), Gerard (Stacey), and Andrew, as well as her five grandchildren Shannon, Stephen, Christine, Michael, and Ashley. She was preceded in death by her sisters Jacqueline “Maureen” Kennedy and Eunice Cassidy. A funeral Mass will be held for both Mario and Sheila at Holy Family Catholic Church in Marietta on Tuesday, September 4th at 11 am, followed by a graveside service at Arlington Memorial Cemetery. Afterwards, a celebration of life reception will be held at H.M. Patterson & Son- Canton Hill, in Marietta. In lieu of flowers, the family kindly asks that you consider a donation in Mario’s and Sheila’s names to the American Lung Association.

MARIO ANTHONY ZAMBETTI, age 92, of Marietta, Georgia passed away on August 28th. He was born in 1926 in the Bronx, New York to Giovanni and Ida Zambetti. He graduated from Catholic University with a degree in Architecture. He was employed by J.C. Penney Co for his entire career and retired as Southeast Regional Manager of Construction. In his spare time, Mario enjoyed playing golf and fishing. He was proud to have served his country as a Navy serviceman during World War II. He was adored by his wife Geraldine “Sheila”, who passed away just one day earlier on August 27th, their 63rd anniversary. They were true soulmates and inseparable. He is survived by his beloved sister Gina Ceva, his 3 loving sons John (Kelly), Gerard (Stacey), and Andrew, as well as his five grandchildren Shannon, Stephen, Christine, Michael, and Ashley. A funeral Mass will be held for both Mario and Sheila at Holy Family Catholic Church in Marietta on Tuesday, September 4th at 11 am, followed by a graveside service at Arlington Memorial Cemetery. Afterwards, a celebration of life reception will be held at H.M. Patterson & Son- Canton Hill, in Marietta. In lieu of flowers, the family kindly asks that you consider a donation in Mario’s and Sheila’s names to the American Lung Association.

Services

  • Funeral Mass Tuesday, September 4, 2018
  • Committal Service Tuesday, September 4, 2018
REMEMBERING

Mario & Sheila Zambetti

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Desiree Sigler

September 8, 2018

May your family continue to find comfort as”the hearer of prayer” embraces their heart (Psalms 94:19). Lean on one another for strength and encouragement to stay strong. We hope that the many cards, hugs, kind words, cherished memories, and loving prayers sustains your family during this most difficult time.

Lora Moszczynski-McHale

September 4, 2018

Mr and Mrs Zambetti were patients of mine for years at Northside ENT. I always enjoyed spending a little extra time with them. They often spoke of their family and how proud they were of them. They will be missed and my prayers are with your family at this time.

Margaret Kelley

September 3, 2018

Sheila and I met when we were taking a French course at KSU. We studied together and labeled everything in our kitchens with the French words. We passed the course. We formed a friendship that was every Friday, we were at my house or their house for dinner.
Sheila and I loved to do crosswords (for which Gerard said we cheated because we used the crossword dictionary to look up some of the answer), play the piano, talk about politics, and talk about children and grandchildren.
One day we planned a picnic at Sweet Water creek and after the picnic Sheila and I sat on a huge rock while Andrew and Mark went into the water. After a while I noticed a man standing behind us just staring at us. So, in a low voice I told Sheila to walk with me. We moved toward the water and I was hollering Mark, Sheila calling Andrew and what they did was just wave at us. Sheila asked what I was going to do next if the man didn’t leave. I told her I was fixing to walk on water. She grabbed hold of “fixing to” and later used it herself. The man left.
Then there was the time Sheila, Mario and I flew into New York. John was supposed to meet us. So, I asked Sheila what vehicle I was supposed to look for and she said, look for a limo or a company car. Well in a short time John showed up in a pick-up truck. He threw our luggage in the back. John was driving, I was next him, Sheila next, Mario was sitting half on the seat and the other half on the door. When we arrived at the J. C. Penny suites, here we were piling out and some CEOs’ saw Mario falling out of the truck. OMG
We had so many happy times and so many challenging times together, but we were together with unconditional love. The King family fell in love with the Zambetti family.

Good bye for now, dear friends.
Thanks for so many memories,
Margaret King Kelley

Scott & Penny Fithian

September 2, 2018

Mario and Sheila were two of our favorite friends. Scott would work in their yard while Sheila and I had tea and talked about life and our "great guys"! Sheila loved her flowers and always raved that Scott was an Artist, making her home a Masterpiece. When Scott started his Landscape Business, Mario called looking for someone to take care of his yard. Thirty four years later, Scott not only acquired his longest account, but two of this dearest friends. Scott took me over to meet them 21 years ago, our relationship was instant. Sheila's enthusiasm about life was one of her best qualities, everyone that knew them both loved them. I not sure how any of us will get along without them. One thing is for certain, Mario and Sheila are celebrating in Heaven with loved ones that have gone on before them. Scott and I will miss them tremendously, but our memories will get us through the difficult times. We find comfort knowing Sheila is surrounded by flowers enjoying her music while Mario is playing a perfect round of golf in Heaven. Our Prayers go out to the family during this difficult time. Sheila and Mario will forever be missed.

Diane and Warren Geisler

September 2, 2018

Recalling lifelong memories of two dear people, Aunt Sheila and Uncle Mario, who we loved so very much. They will always remain in our hearts.

Eric & Summer Cassidy

August 31, 2018

We loved them so much. It is such a loss to not have them anymore, they were both such special people. We are heartbroken but have comfort knowing they are both still together.

FROM THE FAMILY