Francesca K. Zamperla

September 1, 1928October 8, 2019

Francesca K. Zamperla, age 91, of Sarasota, Florida passed away on Tuesday October 8, 2019. She was born September 1, 1928 in Italy to the late Carlo and Ines (Ferno) Kausch.

Francesca comes from a Circus Family. She performed with her mother on the high wire, trapeze, tumbling, and acrobatics. Francesca fell in love with Napoleone Zamperla and married into the family. Together they performed a flying act and bare back riding before she learned other circus acts. She, Napoleone and their five children traveled all over the world with various circuses.

Francesca is survived by her loving children, Ernestina Zamperla, Mafalda Z. Zoppe, Janie Zamperla Coronas, Atos Zamperla and Ermes Zamperla; 11 cherished grandchildren and 3 great granddaughters, all of Sarasota, circus city of the world. She is preceded in death by her beloved husband of 60 years, Napoleone Zamperla; her four siblings and grandson, Matt Zamperla Zoppe.

A memorial service will begin at 10 am on Thursday, October 24, 2019 at St. Martha Catholic Church, 200 N. Orange Ave., Sarasota, FL 34236, she will be laid to rest next to her husband immediately following at Palms Memorial Park, 170 Honore Ave., Sarasota, FL 34232.


24 October

Funeral Mass

10:00 am

St. Martha Catholic Church

200 N. Orange Ave.
Sarasota, FL 34236

24 October

Committal Service

12:00 pm

Palms Memorial Park

170 Honore Ave
Sarasota, FL 34232


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Rick Rosio

October 16, 2019

My memories of Mrs Zamperla go back to the Gatini Cirque in the 70s and all the good food and laughter.
We were all young and filled with dreams listening to the wisdom of our elders while planning the next great adventure.
Condolences to the Zamperla family and may she rest in peace as she looks fondly down upon her beloved family.
I will play a Mass of Celebration in her honor this Sunday as she will always watch over her family with wisdom and wit.

Janie Coronas

October 15, 2019

Nonna I love you,
Your great grandson
Liam Coronas

Carin Cristiani

October 14, 2019

Thinking of many times thru the years of your always touching my cheek as a young girl and always with a smile. RIP Mama Zamperla. 😘🙏

Babi & Phil Williamson- Young-Belle

October 14, 2019

Mama Z
Phil has only meet you a couple times each time he said what a beautiful lady. I’ve known you since I was 14., and I loved you since. I will miss bringing you flowers and seeing your smile and feeling your hug. Napoleon and you are now happy together for eternity. God bless you.

Janie Coronas

October 14, 2019

We miss our Great GrandMother
We love you Nonna
Love you, Milanna @ Liam Coronas

Atos Zamperla

October 14, 2019

She was a wonderful and loving mother I miss her dearly. See you in Paradise Mama Love you. God Bless her soul

A Zamperla

October 12, 2019

Correction on the great grand children. It should be 4 great grand daughters and 1 great grandson. The person that made this obituary failed to add them.
Thank you.

Janie Coronas

October 11, 2019

My Mother Is My Angel
I love you