Obituary: Frances M. Zotti, 88, of Milford

Frances M. Zotti of Milford CT, died at the age of 88 on Saturday June 1, 2013.

She was born on March 23, 1925 in New Haven CT to the late Paul Cavoli and Rosaria (Sadie) Crisafi.

She received an associate’s degree at Quinnipiac University. She was later a medical secretary at St. Raphael’s Hospital in New Haven, CT. She married the late Mario (Mark) Zotti on November 24, 1947. They were married for 56 years.

She was predeceased by her siblings: Mary Cavoli, Esther Lena DeNicola and John Cavoli, all of New Haven County.

She leaves her three children: Mark Anthony Zotti (Karen) of Cheshire, Marilyn Frances Carroll (Danny) of Milford and Nancy Claire Eldredge (Tom) of Monroe. She also leaves seven grandchildren: Francine J. Rowland of Branford, Anthony Mark Carroll of Milford, Mark Matthew Zotti (Jen) of Plainfield, Katie Helen Bates (Dan) of Monroe, Michael Walter Zotti of Cheshire, Kristen Elizabeth Zotti of Cheshire and Daniel Artur Eldredge of Monroe. She also leaves three great granddaughters: Cori Marilyn Knight (Aaron) of Cookeville, Tennessee, Colbi Sherry Rowland of Bethany and Sadie Grace Zotti of Plainfield. Fran’s legacy carries down to the fifth generation; Cori is six months pregnant with Abel Michael Knight.

Frances loved people and volunteered for decades with Milford Hospital Auxiliary and served as president for a term. She also loved gardening and was a member of the Spade and Hoe Garden Club. She attended St. Agnes Church for forty years. In her later years she attended OSA-CT Home Fellowship and Calvary Life in Cheshire CT. She was active in pro-life ministry and loved her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ with all her heart.

The calling hours and funeral service with be held Tuesday June 4, 2013 from 10 AM – 12 PM at Smith & Sefcik Funeral Home on 135 N. Broad St. Milford CT. Christian burial will follow with a procession to St Mary’s Cemetery.

Donations in her memory can be sent to Operation Save America-CT, 632 Merwin Ave. Milford, CT 06460.

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