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Margherita Zisa

Obituary of Margherita Zisa

Margherita Zisa

Lansing, Michigan

Age 88, our loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, was called home to her Lord on April 22, 2020.  Born September 18, 1931 in Sicilia, Italy. Margherita was an excellent seamstress working for several stores, but most recently Jacobson’s Department Store in East Lansing. She lived at Delta Retirement for many years.  She was a member of the Delta Waverly 39er’s.  She was an excellent cook.  She knitted many hats, mittens and scarfs for the homeless, and was honored with an award for all she had accomplished.

Surviving are her 3 children, Philomena “Phil” (Benito Jr.) Zamora, Reno (Marla) Zisa, and Carmelo (Carol) Zisa; 5 grandchildren, Jacqueline (Tony Sr.) Albarez, Adam (Zisa (Fiancée, Kristen Robertson), Christa (Ryan) Zisa-McBride, Taylor Zisa, and Alexa Zisa; 4 great-grandchildren, Alyssa Young, Nadia Albarez, Antonia Albarez, and Tony Albarez, Jr. and many other family members and friends.  Margherita was preceded in death by her husband of 45 years, Anthony Zisa in 2000; parents, Giuseppina and Carmelo Galesi; brother, Giovanni Galesi.

Funeral Liturgy will be planned later when family and friends may gather to celebrate her life.

Contributions may be made to McLaren Home Hospice in memory of Margherita.

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