Carmine Zambella, 80

Carmine Zambella, 80

PEABODY — Mr. Carmine Zambella, 80 years of Peabody, died on Thursday August 23, 2018 at home surrounded by his loving family. He is the husband of Mrs. Virginia (Guanci) Zambella. He was born in Atripalda, Provence of Avellino, Italy, the son of the late Pellegrino and Angelina (Ginolfo) Zambella. He was raised in Italy and attended schools in Italy. He moved to the United States in 1961.

He was employed as a butcher for Henry’s Market in Beverly for 21 years. He also worked at the Hilltop, Purity Supreme and Fulchini Bakery.  While in Italy he served in the military. He was an active communicant of St. Ann’s Parish in Peabody. Mr. Zambella was undefeated in Bocce. He was an avid gardener, amazing baker and cook. He loved to travel and visited family in Italy and England. He went to Israel, Australia, New Zealand, Switzerland, Holland and many other countries. He was beloved by his family, and his many nieces, nephews and godchildren. He was loved by all and always had a big beautiful smile for everyone. He was faithful to the Lord and devoted to his wife and son.

In addition to his wife Virginia, with whom he shared 58 years of marriage he leaves his son, Antonio Zambella of Peabody. His brothers and sisters and brothers in law and sisters in law, Antonio and Linda Zambella of Italy, Armando and Pina Zambella of Italy, Assunta and Rosario Nazzaro of Italy, Antonietta Loffredo and her late husband Sabino of England, Linda and Alfonso Portonova of Italy, Pierna Zambella and her late husband Rafaelle of Italy, Armida Zambella and her late husband Sabino of Italy, the late Rosa Wagstaff and her late husband Lenny, the late Maria Luce and her late husband Ciro, Rosa Cappola and her late husband Angelo of Arizona, Antonio and Janet Guanci, Perry Guanci, Maria and Gerardo Picariello all of Lynn. He also leaves many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews and many godchildren.

Service information: His funeral will be held on Wednesday, August 28, 2018, at 9 a.m. from the SOLIMINE FUNERAL HOME, 426 Broadway (Rte 129) Lynn followed by a funeral mass in Saint Ann’s Church, Peabody at 10 a.m.  Burial in Cedar Grove Cemetery, Peabody. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. Visiting hours are on Tuesday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. The family prefers in lieu of flowers donations be made to the Jimmy Fund at Dana Farber Cancer Institute, P.O. Box 970002, Boston, MA 02297-0002 or the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, P.O. Box 9031 Pittsfield, MA 01202-9031. Directions and guestbook at

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