Shirley Zoll

Obituary of Shirley Ann Zoll

To sum up this woman’s life in a small article is a near impossible task. A kinder, more compassionate, caring and loving person would be hard to find. Shirley was known by many names. Mom, Grandmom, Sister, Aunt, Zesty Zolly, Wombat, Bunny, Mama Zoll and Friend. Shirley was born in San Francisco in 1943 and moved to New Jersey in 1965 to start her own family. Here she gave birth to 3 biological children and helped raise thousands of others that were her “unofficially adopted children” as she would always say. Shirley could often be heard bragging about the accomplishments of her family and how proud she was of them. However life was never as complete as when she was blessed with grandchildren. It was not uncommon to see her playing games, making up stories or crawling on the floor with her grandchildren to make forts out of blankets and sheets like she had done with her own children many years before. God and Family were the most important things in Shirley’s life and she would be the first to tell you that family comes in many forms. Not only from those that were born into it, but to those that were loved and cared for in the same way. Shirley never had a crossed word to say about anyone and would always find the positive in every person and situation. She took great pride in her career choices and worked as a receptionist for Shirley Rossi Realty for many years. Where she enjoyed every moment of greeting people with a friendly smile when they walked in the door. This later carried over when she became the weekly church greeter at Dobbins Memorial Church in Delanco, a task that she was perfect for. However where many people knew Shirley, was from working for the Delanco Board of Education as a cafeteria worker. There she shared hugs with kids and adults of all ages and was known for her famous Zesty Zolly Meatballs. Her philosophy was that everyone could always use a hug because you never knew what someone’s home life was like. Shirley leaves behind her loving children Tina Williamson, Anthony Zoll (Jessica), Nicholas Zoll, daughter-in-law Kathleen Fattorini (Kristian), predeceased by her sister Virginia Lafever, survived by sisters Lucille Lafever, Judy Stines, nephews and nieces Robert Zoll Jr. (Michelle), Ben Lafever Jr. (Marie), Ernie Lafever (Sharon), Cathy McMahon (Rich), Bill Lafever Jr., Zach Lafever. Loving grandmother of Nicholas Zoll Jr., Jeanel Zoll, Maddison Williamson and Miranda Goerlich. While the world may have lost a wonderful person, Heaven has gained a truly amazing Angel. Anyone who knew Shirley was blessed to have had her be a loving and caring part of their life. It’s not goodbye, it’s just until we meet again. Visitation will take place Saturday, April 24 from 9 am to 11 am at Chadwick Memorial Home, 154 Webster St., Riverside. Service 11 am at the funeral home. Interment Lakeview Cemetery, Cinnaminson. Shirley was always dressed comfortably, so if you are stopping by to pay respects please leave the ties at home. Work casual but respectful attire only. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Judes or to the March of Dimes.
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Saturday
24
April

Visitation

9:00 am - 11:00 am
Saturday, April 24, 2021
Chadwick Memorial Home
154 Webster St.
Riverside, New Jersey, United States
(856) 461-0240
Shirley was always dressed comfortably, so if you are stopping by to pay respects please leave the ties at home. Work casual but respectful attire only.
Saturday
24
April

Funeral Service

11:00 am - 11:30 am
Saturday, April 24, 2021
Chadwick Memorial Home
154 Webster St.
Riverside, New Jersey, United States
(856) 461-0240
Shirley was always dressed comfortably, so if you are stopping by to pay respects please leave the ties at home. Work casual but respectful attire only.
Saturday
24
April

Interment

12:00 pm - 12:15 pm
Saturday, April 24, 2021
Lakeview Memorial Park
1300 U.S. 130
Cinnaminson, New Jersey, United States
(856) 829-3553

Donations

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Judes or to the March of Dimes.
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