Victoria Ann Zizzo passed on August 3, 2020 with her sons and husband at her side. She was 78. Born to Paul and Virginia Nebel in Oshkosh Wisconsin, she would later live in Santa Clara, California to raise a family then retire in Crescent City where she has lived for the last 25 years.
She is survived by her husband of more than 53 years and her sons Paul (wife Louise) and Thomas Zizzo along with daughter Rosalie McClung. She also had two grandchildren: Isabella Zizzo and Angelina McClung.
She regularly played the organ for St. Joseph Catholic Church where she was also a parishioner. Other volunteer work with the church included ministry of the sick. Victoria and her husband not only did volunteer work with the church, but with the local Crescent City Police Department where they were part of the VIPs program for 20 plus years.
Victoria officially had a Bachelor of Science degree in Medical Technology from Edgewood College in Madison, Wisconsin, but that’s not the career path she chose. She loved working with children and was a teacher’s aide with the Santa Clara Unified School District for 17 years, most of which were at Sutter Elementary School. She often referred to the students as her ‘kids’.
A funeral mass was held at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church on Friday, August 7th, 2020 at 1:00 pm with a rosary before the mass.
Arrangements are under the direction of Wier’s Mortuary Chapel.
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