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Phoenix Memorial Park & Mortuary

200 West Beardsley Road, Phoenix, AZ

OBITUARY

Barbara J. Zenno

July 2, 1948August 12, 2019
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Family and friends are mourning the loss of their beloved Barbara J. Zenno (Phoenix, Arizona), who passed away Aug. 12, 2019 at the age of 71. She leaves behind her husband John Zenno, her three sons Jeffery Zenno (Robin Zenno), Gregory Zenno and Timothy Zenno (Kelly Armstrong), her sister Kathy Penza (Joe Penza), her brother Michael Sickels (Theresa Sickels), her two granddaughters Betsy Zenno and Penelope Zenno, as well as a large loving, extended family. She enjoyed gardening and horticulture, traveling to the beach, shopping and spending time with her family. Born in Irvington, New Jersey on June 10, 1948 to Augustine and Eleanor Sickels, she grew up in the suburbs of New Jersey and settled in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. She received her Bachelor's degree in Psychology from Hope College in 1970, followed by her Nursing degree from Muhlenberg Hospital School of Nursing in Plainfield NJ, where she graduated top of her class. With this knowledge she held a lifelong 26 year career in nursing and in the healthcare industry as a registered nurse. Other organizations she participated in include the Scotch Plains Newcomers Club, where she was President of the organization in 1980. Visitation will be held Monday, Aug. 26, 2019 from 10-11 a.m. at the Phoenix Memorial Park and Mortuary (200 W Beardsley Rd, Phoenix, AZ) to be followed by a Funeral Service and Reception in the same location. The burial will be held Monday, Aug. 26, 2019 from 1:30 p.m.-2 p.m. at the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona (23029 N Cave Creek Rd, Phoenix, AZ). Family and friends are encouraged to visit her obituary page at https://www.dignitymemorial.com/obituaries/phoenix-az/barbara-zenno-8818688 and to please post comments and memories of Barbara as they will be included in a memory book for family. Friends and family who cannot attend are encouraged to send flowers, leave comments and memories on her online obituary and/or light a candle as a loving gesture for Barbara.

Services

26 August

Visitation

10:00 am - 11:00 am

Phoenix Memorial Park and Mortuary

200 West Beardsley Road
Phoenix, Arizona 85027

26 August

Funeral Service

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Phoenix Memorial Park and Mortuary

200 West Beardsley Road
Phoenix, Arizona 85027

26 August

Reception

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Phoenix Memorial Park and Mortuary

200 West Beardsley Road
Phoenix, Arizona 85027

26 August

Committal Service

1:30 pm - 2:00 pm

National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona

23029 N. Cave Creek Rd
Phoenix, Arizona 85027

Memories

Barbara J. Zenno

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Paula & Ken Smith

August 23, 2019

Jeff, John, Robin and all of the Zenno family, we send our condolences and prayers to you. We realize this has been a troublesome few years during Barbara’s illness. Thinking of good times we were together the shower, wedding, and Betsy’s first birthday. Going to the aquarium and Rain Forest cafe afterwards. God bless you all and may your guardian angels surround you during your time of sorrow.

In prayer Ken & Paula

Evelyn Robert

August 23, 2019

My husband and I met Barbara and John and the family in 1987 when we both had moved in to the same neighborhood. Barbara was always so upbeat and helpful. Although life took us in different directions I always considered her a friend. She will be missed. Our condolences to John and the boys.

Evelyn and Ron Robert

Kathy Penza

August 22, 2019

Barbara - we were babies together, children together, young women together. First friends, childhood best friends.
Even as a child, you loved children and wanted six of your own.
Never at a loss for words - Dad joked you were vaccinated with a phonograph needle.
You were a good friend to many - a confidante, mentor and advice giver.
You inspired us with your brave fight for life while still worrying more about your family.
You will always be missed and loved. Happy memories will bring comfort and smiles --- tomorrow.

Annetta Reid

August 20, 2019

Barbara loved her grand children, Betsy and Penny. Being a grandmother was one of the most important joys of her life.
Reading to them, playing games with them, and just enjoying every day with them. Barbara will be truly missed.

Karen Napoli

August 14, 2019

Barbara will be missed by so many. I think back on the memories we shared at work and at the picnics at my house at the shore. I know how hard this is for you all. Saying goodbye to someone we love is heartbreaking. May you find strength in all your memories. God bless Barbara .

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