Anthony J. Zarrella

July 3, 2018

Anthony J. Zarrella
U.S. Veteran

US Army

WWII

of Woburn, July 3rd, at the age of ninety-three. Beloved husband of the late Raymonde “Renee” (Guenet) Zarrella. Devoted father of Robert, his wife Debbie of Billerica,  the late Anne Brown, her husband Tom of Methuen, Mary O’Brien and her husband Eugene of Tewksbury, John and his wife Joanne of FL, and Michael of Wilmington. Dear brother of Marie Whynott, Anne Shields, both of Gloucester, Helen Drago, her husband Gasper of Stoneham, and the late Vincent Zarrella. Loving grandfather of 23 grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren. A Graveside Service will be held Wednesday, July 11th at noon in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn from 10:00 – 11:45 a.m. prior to the Service. For directions or to leave an online condolence, please visit www.lynch-cantillon.com or Facebook under Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home.

 Anthony J.  Zarrella, a longtime resident of Woburn’s West Side, passed away peacefully at Winchester Hospital, surrounded by his family, on Tuesday morning, July 3rd, at ninety-three years of age. He was the beloved husband of the late Raymonde “Renee” (Guenet) Zarrella for over sixty-five years.

Anthony was born in Boston, son of the late Vincent and Lena (Sordillo) Zarrella. He was raised and educated in Somerville and a graduate of Somerville High School. He served his country proudly during World War II as a member of the US Army. While in France, he met a young French lady by the name of “Renee”. They married in France and returned to the United States, taking up residence in Somerville. In 1960 they moved to Woburn’s West Side, where they remained.

For many years, Tony worked for Sav Mor Transportation as the company controller. After his retirement, he worked for H & R Block, and the last 10 years, as a self-employed tax accountant.  

Tony loved the Holidays, especially the fourth of July, Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve. Those were times where he would be surrounded by his family and have great celebrations. He also enjoyed vacationing with his family at Lake Winnasquam in NH and was a faithful and avid Boston Sports Fan.

He is survived and will be deeply missed by his children, Robert, his wife Debbie of Billerica,  the late Anne Brown, her husband Tom of Methuen, Mary O’Brien and her husband Eugene of Tewksbury, John and his wife Joanne of FL, and Michael of Wilmington. Dear brother of Marie Whynott, Anne Shields, both of Gloucester, Helen Drago, her husband Gasper of Stoneham, and the late Vincent Zarrella. Loving grandfather of 23 grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren.

A Graveside Service will be held Wednesday, July 11th at noon in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn from 10:00 – 11:45 a.m. prior to the Service. For directions or to leave an online condolence, please visit www.lynch-cantillon.com or Facebook under Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home.

A Graveside Service will be held Wednesday, July 11th at noon in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn from 10:00 – 11:45 a.m. prior to the Service. For directions or to leave an online condolence, please visit www.lynch-cantillon.com or Facebook under Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home.

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  1. Spike Schmidt

    My deepest sympathies go out to the Zarrella family. From one best friend to another; l am going to miss you buddy. Rest in peace my good friend. Spike

  2. Amanda Dunlap

    I am so sorry to hear about Tony. We knew him as kids and he was a wonderful man. He even helped me out when I was in a pickle with my taxes one year. He was kind and helpful and I will remember him as a family friend. Again, so very sorry for the family. He is with his other family now who have passed on.

  3. Jean & Dave DiNitto

    Mary & Family: So sorry for the loss of your father. May he rest in peace with your mother and sister.

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