Esther Zannie



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December 15, 1925 – August 9, 2022

Esther was the only child of, and predeceased by, Lorenzo and Jean Arbore, her beloved parents. She was most happily married to Joseph Zannie on October 26, 1946 at Holy Family Church. Esther and Joseph were inseparable for 71 years, and now, after five years since Joe’s passing, Esther is dancing with him in heaven. Remaining behind are their children, Jean-Marie and Frank Joseph, daughter-in-law Kathy; grandchildren and great-grandchildren, Anne Carmack and son, Lorenzo, and Joseph and children, Brodie, Isabella and Zoe.  The family thanks the wonderful caregivers at Hildebrandt Hospice and at The Memory Care of The Village at Mill Landing. A private graveside service is planned.

On October 26, 2022, Her Memorial Mass will be celebrated for friends and family at St. Lawrence Church.  Gifts can be made in Joe and Esther’s memory to St. Lawrence School at 1000 North Greece Road, Rochester NY 14626 or to Hildebrandt Hospice at 2652 Ridgeway Avenue, Rochester, NY 14626.


Joseph and Esther Zannie – together again.

Joe: June 24, 1923–March 14, 2017                            

Esther: December 15, 1925–August 9, 2022

Don’t cry for our absence for we are blissful with God and we will pray for you. We will love you from Heaven just as we loved you on Earth.  Pray for us now and at the hour of our death. Amen.

“Non ti dimenticheremo, perché fosti il migliore di noi, perché c’insegnasti ad essere buoni e coraggiosi” . We will not forget you, because you were the best of us, because you taught us to be good and courageous.


  1. Mike Mumford on August 19, 2022 at 2:37 pm

    Sheila & I were very saddened by the loss of Esther Zannie! Her daughter, Jean-Marie, is my former wife, and mother of my daughter, Annie. So we have wonderful memories of Esther. One time, late in her life, Sheila & I visited Esther when she lived in assisted living. We were interrupted by a staff member who asked if we were relatives. She answered, "No, they’re just some people off the street!" That’s the first time we knew Esther had forgotten our names, but she seemed to enjoy each and every time we visited her. The tune, "The Good Ship Lollypop" has lost its best fan! God speed, Esther, and her wonderful husband, Joe!! We will never forget you!!!

  2. Marie Quercia on March 25, 2023 at 2:30 pm

    Jean and Frank. It was just today that I heard of your mom’s passing. I am so sorry I missed the obit in the paper. Esther was the best when it came to planning our activities at the Greece Sr. Center. We were such a special group. So many wonderful memories !!! Jean Marie you can text me at 802-1756 if you have time. Marie Quercia 3.25.23

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