Emily M. (Smith) Sanzobrino
Celebration of Life Mass for Emily M. (nee Smith) Sanzobrino, 97, of Mentor, will be 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Gabriel Church, 9925 Johnnycake Ridge Road, Concord Township. Mrs. Sanzobrino went home to be with the Lord Sunday, Oct. 16, 2016, at Governor's Pointe in Mentor with her family at her side. Born Aug. 20, 1919, in Cleveland, she had been a lifetime Lake County resident, living in Willoughby before moving to Mentor. She was the loving mother of Dennis W. (Donna) Sanzobrino and Susan B. (Dale) Simmons; cherished grandmother of Dina Sanzobrino, Daniel (Danielle) Sanzobrino, Theresa (Jason) Hadad, Jillian (Nathan) Wells, Matthew D. (Gwynne) Simmons and Emily S. Simmons; "GiGi" to Nicholas, Andrew, Fiona, Teagan, Broderick, Zane, Benjamin, Creed and Molly. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Woodrow "Woody" Sanzobrino; daughter, Marjorie A. Norris; parents, John and Frantiska (nee Kadler) Smit; six brothers; and two sisters. Family will receive friends from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at McMahon-Coyne-Vitantonio Funeral Home, 38001 Euclid Ave., Willoughby. Burial will be in Willoughby Cemetery. Contributions in her name are suggested to Hospice of the Western Reserve, 17876 St. Clair Ave., Cleveland, OH 44110. To leave condolences for the family, order flowers or light a memorial candle, visit www.MCVfuneralhomes.com.
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