It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of Patricia Zambrano on Friday, April 7, 2023 after a long illness; she was 81. Known to many as Patty, she was born and raised in Long Branch and lived in Brick for 44 years before moving to Lakewood 4 years ago.
Patty was a graduate of Red Bank Catholic and Trenton State College (now TCNJ). She was a Kindergarten teacher for 5 years at South Toms River School and a Second grade teacher for 31 years at Wall Street Elementary also in Toms River.
Patty loved spending time with family and friends. She will always be remembered for her homemade manicotti, lemon squares, 4th of July parties and loved trips to the casino with family and friends.
A special thank you to Dr. Arati Desai, MD from the University of Pennsylvania Hospital for her compassion and superior knowledge in the cancer treatments for Patty.
She was predeceased by her parents Pasquale (Patsy) Zambrano and Jennie Lista Zambrano. She is survived by her sister, Janet and brother in law Dennis Hunt of Somerdale; her nieces and nephews, Denise Gilmour and husband Jeffrey of Stratford, Gail Wilkinson and husband Lawrence of Haddonfield, Stephen Hunt and wife Kimberly of Trumansburg, NY; her great nieces and nephews, Melissa, Valerie and Stephanie Gilmour; Kathryn and Sean Wilkinson; and Katelyn, Danielle and Tyler Hunt.
Visitation will be held at the Damiano Funeral Home, 191 Franklin Avenue, Long Branch on Saturday, April 15, 2023 from 9 - 11 am with a Mass of Christian Burial celebrated at Holy Trinity Church at 11:30 am. Interment will follow at Mt. Carmel Cemetery in West Long Branch. The family invites you to leave a letter of condolence by selecting the Tribute/Guestbook link above.
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