Feb. 1, 1936 — Nov. 30, 2010
Rose M. Zandonella, age 74, of Belleville passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2010, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Madison. She was born on Feb. 1, 1936, in Placerville, Calif., to Iginio and Albina (Pilatti) Zandonella. She graduated from El Dorado High School in 1956. She was a bookkeeper for El Dorado County, Calif., for many years, retiring in March of 2001.
Rose attended St. Mary of Lourdes Catholic Church in Belleville. She loved to knit, crochet and birdwatch in the backyard. She loved her grandchildren more than anything; she loved to recall their funny phrases, which brought her much joy and laughter.
Rose is survived by her son, Bruce Clifton of California; daughter, Rena (Tim) Askey of Belleville; five grandchildren, Terry, Adam and Hayden Askey and Andrew and Megan Clifton; a brother, Reno Zandonella; and sisters, Jean Sales and Teresa Klare, all of California. She was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Louis Clifton; and a brother, John Zandonella.
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 7, at the Becker-Beal Funeral Home, 109 Greenway Cross in Belleville, Wis., with a time of gathering from 12 noon until the time of service. A memorial fund has been established.