Buffalo: January 30, 2013 at age 90. Martha is predeceased by her husband, Nicholas Zona & her six brothers. She is survived by her sons, Samuel (Danielle) Zona & Nicholas (Christine) Zona; grandchildren, Michele, Samuel Jr., Kathryn, Thomas, Andrew & Peter; 5 great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Virginia Marciano; many nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends. Martha's visitation will be held Monday, February 4th, 3-7 P.M. at Vay-Schleich & Meeson Funeral Home, 1075 Long Pond Road, Greece Chapel. Her Funeral Mass will be celebrated Tuesday, February 5th, 10 A.M. at St. Margaret Mary Church, 401 Rogers Parkway, Rochester NY 14617. Interment in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery will follow Mass. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association ( in her memory.

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  1. Dear Aunt Martha how blessed my family was to have you such a part of our lives over the years. You and Gram were the sisters to each other either of you ever had, both having only brothers. What a treasure of lessons and memories of kindness, love, family, morals, respect, tradition, and wisdom you and your generation left for all of us to pass on to our own. I’m saddened by your passing and that you are no longer here with us, all of your generation reunited in God’s kingdom. I know you are at peace you are with Uncle Nick and all those who have gone before you, especially the remaining ‘Golden Girls’ Gram, Gloria, and Aunt Jo.

    I’m so thankful I was able to speak to you over the holidays. As always, you spoke of Gram and how you missed her and wished you could pick up the phone and call her. I know she was there to greet you, together with many others, with big smiles, perhaps tears of joy, arms extended open wide, exclaiming, Martha, Martha!
    My unending admiration, love, and respect my sweet Aunt. I will remember you always.

    Nick, Sam and families, to you my deepest sympathy. I’m unable to make the trip, however, my thoughts are with you. May the memories of her motherly love, the support of family and friends, sustain you at this difficult time. God Bless all of you.

  2. Mrs. Zona,
    You were such a lifelong wonderful person to me, our family and Mother. You will be missed. I will pray for those you left behind as I know you are already where we all hope to be someday. May God Bless You/Yours.

  3. Dear Sam,Dannie Nich & cris and all the grandchildren

    My sincere condolences on the loss of your beloved mother ,grandmother Aunt Martha.Its never easy losing a mother ,grandmother no matter how old they get we still hate to see them go. But know that you are all in my prayers and thoughts during this sad time in your lives. I loved Aunt martha and I know she will be missed by all of you. A warm spirit with a heart and the smile to go with it, she will leave a lasting memory of the times we all were together when I was a Marciano.I know that your dad is greeting her and the reunion between them the golden girls as I called them, her brothers her mom and dad ,all of them is going to make Heaven rock. So may god give you all the strength you need as you move forward in these days ahead. Love Linda ‘Alias Marciano’Ronzo

  4. Hi Gramma – we miss you already! Hope you are doing better now and having fun with Grandpa. Please watch over us and keep everyone safe, especially the great grand children. We love you. Little Sam

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