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Ida Gaetana (Zarba) Nastasia

Family & friends are invited to attend a visitation on Thursday, March 23, 2017 from 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Noon in the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Rte. 107), REVERE for Ida Gaetana (Zarba) Nastasia, who passed on Thursday, March 16th at Gardner Park-Sunrise Center following a brief illness. Her Funeral Service will be conducted in the funeral home on Thursday at 12:15 p.m., immediately followed by interment at St. Mary’s Immaculate Conception Cemetery, Current Hill Rd., METHUEN.

Born & raised in Revere, she was a member of the graduating class of 1936. Ahead of her time by decades, Ida, along with a few enterprising young women took to California, to find work and excitement. Although, their adventure was brief, each seemed to return, energized and refreshed. Ida soon married, lived the majority of her life, in the North Shore, including a 35-year timespan in Methuen & Lynnfield. She wintered in Palm Bay Florida for over 40 years. Although, she would spend the majority of her career at Western Electric in Supervisory level positions, she also discovered an artistic nature. She was an accomplished seamstress & dress maker. Most of her dear family, would consult with Auntie Ida for advice pertaining to that just right fit with a new suit or new dress for that special occasion. All of her nieces and nephews occupied a close & special corner of her heart and as she aged that became more evident.

She was the daughter of the late Leo & Virginia (Anzalone) Zarba. She is the cherished sister to Anthony “Tony” Zarba & his wife, Martel of Munich, Germany & the late Rose Gordon, Salvatore, Philip, Frederick Zarba, Minnie Lozzi, Mary Cangiamila & Alice Semon. She is also lovingly survived by many faithful & caring nieces, nephews, grand-nieces & grand-nephews.


Visiting Hours

Thursday, March 23rd from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Funeral Service

Thursday, March 23rd at 12:15 p.m. in the Funeral Home


St. Mary’s Immaculate Conception Cemetery & Mausoleum, Current Hill Rd., Methuen

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to your favorite charity.

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  1. Gina & Thom
    Mar 25 2017

    So sad as this feels like the end of an era. I have only really happy memories of all the ‘Aunties’ and their close & hilarious bond. Auntie Ida was one in a million and will be missed along with the others.

    RIP Auntie Ida

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