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Lorraine E. Zolla

Family & friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Thursday from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the Immaculate Conception Church (Corner of Beach St. & Winthrop Ave.) REVERE, for Lorraine E. Zolla, who passed following a brief illness on Sunday, September 10th at her Revere residence. On Friday, Sept.15th, family and friends are invited to gather directly at church beginning at 10:30 a.m., followed by the funeral mass at 11:00 a.m.

Miss Zolla lived in Revere, her entire life, on the same site as the original Zolla Estate. The Zolla’s are among Revere’s oldest Italo-American residents & settlers. Educated at the Immaculate Conception Grammar & High School, she was a 1953 alumna of Immaculate Conception High school, (magna cum laude). Lorraine had a 25-year career with First National Bank of Boston (Bank of America) working in their human resources department. Latter, she would continue with the bank as a Merchant representative, until retiring in the middle 1990s. In 1977, Lorraine became Immaculate ‘s Music Director & resident organist, a position she held until her death. Many parishioners will remember her, not only for her musical involvement within the Church, but as vice president & treasurer of the St. Vincent dePaul Society & as a very active member of the Liturgy Board. She was also a life member of the Board of Trustees at Immaculate Conception School. She was the Treasurer of the Revere Society for Historic & Cultural Preservation. She was a long-time member of the Revere Womens’ Club & Past Regent for the Catholic Daughters of America, Court James Lee #527. Lorraine’s involvement within the Parish Community of Immaculate Conception, was paramount, as was her involvement & participation in all of the other organizations and societies, she was a part of. Lorraine’s passion for perfection, in all that she did was legendary; a trait that often, in today’s society, is lacking.

She was the beloved daughter of the late Ralph A. Zolla & Violet B. (Page) Zolla. She was also the dear sister of the late R. Robert “Bob” Zolla & William R. Zolla. Lorraine is the devoted aunt to Robert E. Zolla & his wife Julie M. of Londonderry, N.H., David R. Zolla & his wife Kathleen of Boxford, Mark L. Zolla & his wife, Tina of Salem, Lorraine M. “Lori” Zolla & her husband Mark Sollock of Phoenix, Arizona, Matthew R. Zolla & his wife Cynthia of Arlington, Virginia, Dianne F. Zolla & her husband Dana Perlow of Plymouth & Steven T. Zolla & his wife Deborah of Ft. Myers, Florida. She is also lovingly survived by her sister-in-law Alice D. Zolla of Derry, NH. Many grand-nieces & grand-nephews also survive Lorraine, as well as many cousins in Revere & throughout the country. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.


Services

Visiting Hours

Thursday, September 14th from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the Immaculate Conception Church, Revere

 Funeral Mass

Friday, September 15th at 11:00 a.m. in the Immaculate Conception Church, Revere

 Interment

 Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Lorraine E. Zolla Scholarship Fund, c/o Mr. Robert E. Zolla, 200 Leisure Lane, Apt. 62, Stoneham, MA 02180.

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  1. Michele Gavidia
    Sep 16 2017

    RIP, my dear friend. I will alays remember your beautiful playing and singing in the church choir and how involved you were with the Parish and school. May God Bless you. Michele

  2. Ron Edes
    Sep 15 2017

    I worked in human resources with Lorraine at Bank of Boston for many years. She had a great sense of humor, and we shared a lot of laughs during our tenure. She was a dedicated employee, easy to work with, always focused on the task at hand, and everybody loved her. I admired her for always speaking her mind, lending assistance to other staff members, sharing her vast knowledge, and being there for the long haul. It was an honor to have known her, and I send my sincere condolences to her family and her many, many friends.

  3. Arlene Jerrilyn Dallas Cody
    Sep 14 2017

    In deapest sympathy lorraine will be lovingly missed

  4. Deborah Tranfaglia Bruno
    Sep 14 2017

    I was sadden to read about Ms.Lorraine Zollo’s passing. She was the organist at my wedding 37 years ago. She also was my 3 grade Sunday School teacher at the Immaculate Conception Church. A wonderful lady. Rest In Peace. Deborah Tranfaglia Bruno

  5. Carol Cafarella McPhail
    Sep 13 2017

    Lorraine was the choir director when I joined 33 years ago. The music she created was spiritual. I’m sure being a young teenager along with a few fellow friends, we caused her some stress. Certainly, she told us to stop talking enough. She was so much a part of Immaculate Conception, she will no doubt leave a void that no one could ever quite fill. I am truly sorry for your loss.

  6. Jo Felice
    Sep 13 2017

    I had the pleasure of working with Lorraine for 14 years during my tenure as Principal of I.C. School. She was the very embodiment of the words Christian, selfless and dedicated. Lorraine was generous of spirit and self to a fault. May the Zolla family find comfort in their memories of this gracious woman and the knowledge that she is now enjoying her reward for a life lived in service to others. Lorraine will be remembered by all those whose lives she touched.

    I am out of town and not able to attend her services but will be there in spirit to honor this special woman.

    Jo Felice

  7. Marguerite Bova
    Sep 12 2017

    ❤️
    Joy Be With You my very dear friend

  8. jaye tremonte
    Sep 12 2017

    from me and Donna we will miss our third wheel forever with love and devotion peace jaye

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