WARREN - Mary "Louise" Zuzolo, 80, 3483 Curtis Ave., went to live with her Lord at 8:55 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012, at Meadville Medical Center surrounded by her family after a long, courageous fight with complications from pulmonary fibrosis.
Louise was born June 25, 1932, in Florence, S.C., the daughter of Liston and Nolie Crell Taylor. She was one of 13 siblings, all of whom were very close. She attended schools in Florence.
Louise moved to Meadville, Pa., in 1952. She married William J. Gigogne in 1954. They resided in Meadville. He survives. She later married Michael A. Zuzolo and they resided in Warren. He also survives.
Louise was a very hard worker. She was employed by the former Spencer Hospital, Meadville, GTI, Saegertown and also the former American Viscose / Avtex. In later years, she was a bartender at Vernon Volunteer Fire Department.
She lived life to the fullest and was very active. Her pastimes included crocheting, knitting and sewing. She was also a very avid gardener, taking great pride in her flowers as well as her vegetable gardens. She also enjoyed playing bingo, traveling and collecting angels. Louise loved to share all of her "treasures" with everyone she met. She also took great pride in cooking for her family and friends. Her combination of warm, southern drawl and wit, as well as her loving nature, definitely left a mark on everyone she encountered and she will be greatly missed.
Louise's pride and joy was her family.
She is survived by her husband, Michael Zuzolo of Warren; two sons, Jeffrey W. (Debbie) Gigogne of Halethorpe, Md., and Dennis J. (JoEllen) Gigogne of Wheeling, W.Va.; two stepchildren, Theresa DeLuca of Vienna and Michael Zuzolo Jr. of Minneapolis; and her previous husband, with whom she was still very close, William J. Gigogne of Halethorpe. Louise is also survived by seven grandchildren, Diana (Ned) Bunton of Fayetteville, N.C., Christina (Jason) Clark of Fayetteville, Jeremy (Cathy) Gigogne of Odenton, Md., Jessica Bloss of Meadville, Michelle Marchand of Indianapolis, Pamela Gigogne of Meadville and "her baby boy" William A. Gigogne of Meadville; and seven great-grandchildren, Victoria Gonzalez, Alison and Hunter Bunton, Devin and Taylor Clark, and Dominic and Cooper Gigogne.
She is also survived by four siblings, Molette Taylor of Meadville, Geneva (Dennis) Ashby and Addie Mae Turner, both of Florence, and Maude (Franklin) Hughes of Hemingway, S.C.; as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins and many extended family members and friends.
Louise was preceded in death by her parents, Liston and Nolie Taylor; stepmother, Bessie (Phillips) Taylor; three brothers, Albert, Gilbert and Pervis; and three sisters, Matti Lee, Myrtle Lee and Alenne.
Family and friends are invited to call from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at Stephen P. Mizner Funeral Home & Cremation Services Inc., 404 Chestnut St., Meadville, Pa., where funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Saturday, with Pastor Nate Alsdorf of Sandy Lake Wesleyan Church officiating.
Interment will take place in St. Brigid Cemetery, West Mead, Pa.
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