Karen Zamparelli

November 7, 1965March 2, 2013

KAREN M. ZAMPARELLI, 47, passed away on March 2, 2013 at the H. Lee Moffit Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida.

Born in East Patchogue, NY, she lived in Port St. Lucie FL for 22 years coming from Middle Island, NY.

Karen worked at St. Lucie Medical Center in Patient Account Services for 22 years. She was of Christian faith.

Karen is survived by her husband of 26 years, Sal Zamparelli of Port St. Lucie, FL; daughters Ashley and Gina; grandson, Carter; parents Neil and Gloria Taibbi of Ft. Pierce, FL; brother, Ron Taibbi (Patricia) of Port St. Lucie, FL; sister Debbie Kurland (Paul) of Omaha, NE, ; nephews Kenny (Noell), Christopher, Jeremy (Nikki) and grandnephew, Dayton.

Visitation will be Wednesday, March 6, 2013 from 2:00 to 4:00 PM and 6:00 to 8 PM at Aycock Funeral Home in Port St. Lucie. A service will be held on Thursday, March 7, 2013 at10:00 AM at the Aycock Chapel. Inurnment will be at a later date at Fernhill Memorial Gardens in Stuart, FL.

Contributions may be made in her honor to the American Cancer Society, 865 SE Monterey Commons Blvd, Stuart, FL 34996.

Arrangements are entrusted to Aycock Funeral Home, Port St. Lucie, FL.



  • Visitation Wednesday, March 6, 2013
  • Visitation Wednesday, March 6, 2013
  • Funeral Service Thursday, March 7, 2013


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Bob Delgaudio

May 10, 2013

I hadn't heard . quite a shock . so sorry for you loss Neil and Gloria , Ron , Patty and the whole family .

Neil & Gloria Taibbi

March 16, 2013

What can we say as parents when our child is taken from us so soon. She was our "sunshine" as a little girl and she grew up to be a beautiful lady .Always caring about others. She had a smile for everyone she met. She was a loving wife and mother, but she is and always will be our "sunshine". Till we meet again and we know we will. We will always love you and you are in our heart forever.

Ron Taibbi

March 13, 2013

It's hard to speak about my sister Karen in the past tense. Sunshine - this was Karen's nickname, given to her by our parents. Anyone could understand why. Here was this adorable little girl with her beautiful golden curls laughing and smiling, who could not fall in love with her instantly! My favorite memories of Karen was when she'd run up to me and Patti when we were dating wanting to go for a ride in the care, sitting on Patti's lap and walking between us hand in hand. I had the privilege and feel so honored and blessed to have watched this sweet girl grow up to be the kindest, most generous, unselfish woman I've ever had the honor of knowing and loving in my life. To have been a witness to her beautiful love story with Sal and her girls. Her love had no boundaries. She was a Rock for them and there was nothing she wouldn't do for them. She would always put everyone before herself. I would call her and ask how she felt and it was always the same, I'm ok, how are you, always worrying about someone else. Her devotion to our family especially our parents was evident in every way. But, most of all I will miss her laugh and the family gatherings were she would she be so happy and content at home with her family. I will always admire her for here strength and courage over these past 9 months. Never complaining and always cheerful. Pushing forward and never letting on how sick she really was or how much pain she felt. Never wanting any of us to feel sorry for her, keeping life as normal as possible, while she battled this disease. Karen always saw the good in everyone, she was a beautiful and remarkable person. May the Lord bless and keep you in his arms and watch ove Sal and her girls, during this most difficult time.I will miss and love you forever, sis. Your Brother.

Patti Taibbi

March 12, 2013

I will always miss my beautiful sister-in-law, Karen. She was a blessing in my life. She was such a warm hearted and truly compassionate woman. Now she's in the arms of Jesus. I pray for comfort at this hard time for Sal, Gina, Ashley and my Father-in-law and Mother-in-law. As well as my husband Ron and sister-in-law Debbie. May Our Dear Lord keep you close, in these days ahead.

March 10, 2013

My thoughts and prayers are with Karen's family

Brandi Angeletti

March 10, 2013

Karen you will be greatly missed. I will always keep the wonderful memories of us working together and playing the mole and rubber band fights.

Noell Taibbi

March 8, 2013

I feel very blessed that I had a short few years to know Aunt Karen. I wish i had more time to know her and be around her. She always made me feel like i was a part of the family and accepted no matter what. My heart goes out to everyone effected by this tragedy. i will always remember and love Aunt Karen.

Melissa Jones

March 7, 2013

We are praying for you today and lifting you up to the Lord as you journey through this time of very deep sadness and pain. We pray that Jesus and Mary will hold you close as you remember the beautiful woman, wife, mother, daughter, sister and aunt you all had in Karen. She was wonderful and we thank God for the gift of her life. Blessings and Peace, The Jones Family, Melissa, Jon, Caleb & Samuel <

Diane Boyton

March 6, 2013

My heart goes out to you at this time and in the days ahead.

Gisele Symonds

March 6, 2013

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.