In memory of
Thomas Joseph Zanco Jr.
In memory of
Thomas Joseph Zanco Jr.
Thomas Joseph Zanco Jr., age 75, of Slidell, Louisiana, passed away peacefully in his sleep on Monday, May 18, 2020 due to complications from COVID-19. Known to his friends as ""Tommy,"" Mr. Zanco was born in Louisville, Kentucky on July 18, 1944 to the late Thomas J. Zanco Sr. and Estella W. Zanco. He was a long-term resident of New Orleans and Slidell. Mr. Zanco is a graduate of Nicholls High School in New Orleans. Mr. Zanco owned a restaurant called T & C's. After selling the restaurant, he became a meat market manager for Winn Dixie and then Canal Villere. After he retired, he began a construction company called Olde Town Remodeling. Mr. Zanco had a knack for food and loved cooking up New Orleans favorites in the kitchen. He loved the Golden Oldies and could often be found singing and dancing to favorites with his girls while they were still young. He loved John Wayne movies and his favorite one was ""The Searchers."" Mr. Zanco loved football and was an avid LSU fan. It is hard to capture the heart of a man so truly special. Mr. Zanco loved the Lord and his family unconditionally and beyond measure. He was a devoted and endearing husband and father. He had an cheerful smile that would light up a room. He loved to laugh and was quite the jokester amongst family and friends. He had a spirit of servitude. He truly loved people and was always ready to give of himself, his time, money, and talents to anyone in need. He had a love and affection for homeless animals, having taken in numerous cats, dogs, and occasional wildlife. One thing is for certain, Mr. Zanco will genuinely be missed by his children, family, and friends. Mr. Zanco is survived by his former wife and best friend of over forty years, Cynthia Sessum. He is also survived by his two children, Christina Pepiton (Paul) and Mary Zanco-Grayson (Ben); his sister, Cathy (Jim); his brother, Sal (Mary); and the rest of his family, including his cat, Snickers. Due to the current social distancing situation, a private service will be held at Audubon Funeral Home, followed by a private burial service at Forest Lawn Cemetery (Honaker) in Slidell, Louisiana with Father Edward Grice of St. Margaret Mary Church officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations in Mr. Zanco's memory be made to St. Jude Children's Hospital. https://fundraising.stjude.org/site/TR/GiftFunds/GiftFunds?px=6640856&pg=personal&fr_id=39300.Family and friends are encouraged to share their condolences, stories, and memories in Mr. Zanco's on-line guestbook at www.AudubonFuneralHome.com.
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In memory of
Thomas Joseph Zanco Jr.
Thomas Joseph Zanco Jr., age 75, of Slidell, Louisiana, passed away peacefully in his sleep on Monday, May 18, 2020 due to complications from COVID-19. Known to his friends as ""Tommy,"" Mr. Zanco was born in Louisville, Kentucky on July 18, 1944 to the late Thomas J. Zanco Sr. and Estella W. Zanco. He was a long-term resident of New Orleans and Slidell. Mr. Zanco is a graduate of Nicholls High School in New Orleans. Mr. Zanco owned a restaurant called T & C's. After selling the restaurant, he became a meat market manager for Winn Dixie and then Canal Villere. After he retired, he began a construction company called Olde Town Remodeling. Mr. Zanco had a knack for food and loved cooking up New Orleans favorites in the kitchen. He loved the Golden Oldies and could often be found singing and dancing to favorites with his girls while they were still young. He loved John Wayne movies and his favorite one was ""The Searchers."" Mr. Zanco loved football and was an avid LSU fan. It is hard to capture the heart of a man so truly special. Mr. Zanco loved the Lord and his family unconditionally and beyond measure. He was a devoted and endearing husband and father. He had an cheerful smile that would light up a room. He loved to laugh and was quite the jokester amongst family and friends. He had a spirit of servitude. He truly loved people and was always ready to give of himself, his time, money, and talents to anyone in need. He had a love and affection for homeless animals, having taken in numerous cats, dogs, and occasional wildlife. One thing is for certain, Mr. Zanco will genuinely be missed by his children, family, and friends. Mr. Zanco is survived by his former wife and best friend of over forty years, Cynthia Sessum. He is also survived by his two children, Christina Pepiton (Paul) and Mary Zanco-Grayson (Ben); his sister, Cathy (Jim); his brother, Sal (Mary); and the rest of his family, including his cat, Snickers. Due to the current social distancing situation, a private service will be held at Audubon Funeral Home, followed by a private burial service at Forest Lawn Cemetery (Honaker) in Slidell, Louisiana with Father Edward Grice of St. Margaret Mary Church officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations in Mr. Zanco's memory be made to St. Jude Children's Hospital. https://fundraising.stjude.org/site/TR/GiftFunds/GiftFunds?px=6640856&pg=personal&fr_id=39300.Family and friends are encouraged to share their condolences, stories, and memories in Mr. Zanco's on-line guestbook at www.AudubonFuneralHome.com.
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61101 Highway 11
Slidell, LA 70460
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