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Alfred A. Zani AKA Zarni

At 91 years, following a brief illness on Jan. 30th, in Revere & of Chelsea. Beloved husband of the late Dorothea P. “Dot” (Sexton) Zarni. Cherished father of Bernadette H. Moore, James A. Zarni & his wife Paula G., all of Revere, John A. Zarni & his wife Patricia of Chelsea & the late Richard N. Zarni & the late Robert F. Zarni. Devoted grandfather of Eric S. R. Moore of Royal Palm Beach, FL, Jessica A. White & her husband Brian of Melrose, Katie E. Lombardi & her husband Carl of No. Reading & Amanda E. Zarni of Chelsea. Proud great-grandfather of Eric T. Moore, Eric J. Moore & Devon R. Moore, all of Royal Palm Beach, FL, Jacob C. Lombardi, Gracie E. Lombardi & Quinn Lombardi, all of No. Reading & Jaxson T. White of Melrose. Dear brother to Lena R. Dieso of Revere & the late Elmo Zani-Zarni. Also lovingly survived by his great-great- grandson, Shawn J. Many respectful nieces & nephews also survive Al.

Family and friends are invited to attend the Memorial Funeral Mass on Saturday, February 20th in the Immaculate Conception Church (Corner of Beach St. & Winthrop Ave.) REVERE at 10:30 a.m. Interment is Private. Attendees are reminded to proceed directly to church and in keeping with the ongoing pandemic, maintain social distancing & masks must be worn in the church at all times. Attendees must provide their name & telephone number for contact tracing & temperatures will be taken prior to entering the church.

Alfred loved the City of Chelsea & as an activist, fought for the benefit of the entire community, especially the downtrodden & the marginalized. Former President & operator of Rocky DeCamillo Steel Erection Co. for over 43 years. His memberships include the Saugus Lodge of Elks #642 & a founding member of the Cary Square Associates.


Memorial Funeral Mass

Face masks must be worn at all times & social distancing must be maintained at the church. All attendees are required to provide their name and phone number for contact tracing and temperatures will be checked prior to entering the church. Capacity limits also apply.

Saturday, February 20th at 10:30 a.m. at Immaculate Conception Church, Revere

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to Care Dimensions Hospice, 333 Wyman St., Waltham, MA 02451.


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  1. Michael Sacks
    Mar 6 2021

    To know Al was a privilege. Words fail me. We’ve all suffered an enormous loss.

  2. George Baker
    Feb 20 2021

    Al was Larger than Life & always said after one of our friends of Loved ones passed ‘Life Is For The Living’ -we’ve had so many good times with Al over the years & he’s Right – keep enjoying life & Make the most of it – I know that we All have a Great Guardian Angel in Al looking down on us – it was an Honor to know him – RIP A Z

  3. Diane Gulizia
    Feb 13 2021

    My Condolences to all of you. RIP Al. I’m sure you’re enjoying a drink right now with my Uncle Joe and all the others who have gone before you.

  4. Andrew White
    Feb 13 2021

    My prayers go out to Bernadette,Jimmy,and Johnny. Your dad will be missed by many people including myself. The last few months the stories that your dad told me were always a learning experience.(I’ll miss those). Your dad always had friends where ever he went (that will continue in his new journey). We were all blessed to meet and have a friend in Al. Rest In Peace Al! Fly high!

  5. MaryLou DeFreitas
    Feb 12 2021

    Very sorry for your loss… Haven’t seen Al since the 1980’s…
    Tom was my husband and we use to go to New Hampshire.
    Al came up and spent the week-end.. many times.. alot of
    fun… and our functions at the Carey Club too..
    Good Man, and good friend to Tom…. Tom passed aways
    two years ago in March.. now both of them can remember
    all the good times…
    Lots of Prayers going to your family.. God Bless all..
    He will be in my prayers.. again very sorry>

  6. Lorraine Butler
    Feb 12 2021

    He is now resting in peace

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