Amelia (Zazzara) Kinzie

Amelia (Zazzara) Kinzie - Lafayette, NY - Rochester Cremation

Amelia (Zazzara) Kinzie, 69, of Lafayette passed away on May 9, 2020, at Strong Memorial Hospital with her son Ryan and boyfriend George by her side, with loving family close by.  She was born to the late Joseph and Lucretia (Parrotti) Zazzara and was raised in Syracuse.  She graduated from Nottingham High School and worked for the phone company until her retirement.

Amelia always lived her life with care and compassion for others.  She was a free spirit with a great strength of character who brought joy to all who were fortunate enough to know her.  She loved to cook and bake, and everyone loved to be the recipients of her meals and treats.  Amelia volunteered at the local VFW with a great sense of duty and pride.  Her greatest joy, however, was her son and his family.  Her three granddaughters became her daily passion.  Amelia was a loving daughter, a proud mother, a doting grandmother, a special sibling, a thoughtful friend and true companion.  She will be missed so much by all who knew her.

Amelia leaves behind her son Ryan (Meghan) Kinzie, three granddaughters (Isabelle, Madison, and Juliana Kinzie), her sister Francine (Dan) Zazzara-Monti, her brother Graziano (Sharon) Zazzara, her boyfriend of 25 years George Busco, along with several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Services will be announced at a later time.
In lieu of flowers, please visit to make a donation in Amelia’s honor.

16 Condolences

  1. Patricia A Nappu on May 13, 2020 at 9:05 pm

    We are so sorry ,,I loss a good friend who was family to me ,She was my parents godchild And we talk all the time ,We talk everyday in the hospital in Rochester her last days ,She fought hard she cared for her Mom the best way she could ,She adore her Granddaughters and Her Son And His wife And her Sister Fran and Brother and George was with her always this is so sad my heart and mind Will never forget her growing up we were so close my parents were close and we saw each other often the memories I have I will cherish forever so very sorry Amelia had so much life and want to live for her friend love you all I will see her in her Heaven someday god bless love 💕 Patricia and Thomas and Thomas Jr Nappi -Dery Family 🙏🌹🌹🌹💜💛❤️💓💔💔

  2. Kimberly Sokolic on May 14, 2020 at 9:50 am

    So very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family
    Kimberly Sokolic

  3. Cindy Thomas on May 14, 2020 at 10:11 am

    I loved Amelia beyond words! I am just so sorry we lost touch with each other over the last couple years! She was the kindest, sweetest person ever who would do anything for a friend! We could talk forever to each other about our kids and grand kids! She was president of the VFW for years and she could never do enough for the troops over seas! My heart breaks for Ryan and his family and for George! She will truly be missed but I will see her on the other side someday! Much love to you my dear friend! <3!

  4. Sue Craig on May 14, 2020 at 10:29 am

    So very very sorry for your loss. Amelia was a very generous person. Will always remember our times atbtgebVFW. Thoughts and prayers to all.

  5. Allie (Alma) Goudy Vintilla on May 14, 2020 at 10:37 am

    I will always remember my cousin Amelia as such a bright spirit that lit up the room. We were closer when I was small and lived in Dewitt and I always remember her always smiling and laughing. She had such a great sense of humor and always so entertaining! She had such a loving spirit! God bless her family as I know she will be missed terribly. A light has dimmed here on Earth but Heaven gained another Angel and now she’s home with her mom and dad. My condolences to the family.

  6. Dominick 'Donnie' Barbano on May 14, 2020 at 11:44 am

    Let’s face it…Amelia was one of kind…and we were all the fortunate recipients of Her unique….unbridled Love and Devotion….Amelia and I met in High School and became instant Friends…She was always a welcome sight at any occasion and bestowed only kindness…comfort and Her unflappable sense of humor to all who knew Her…She possessed a genuine ever-present zeal toward Life that was truly contagious…Amelia’s passing creates a massive hole in our collective hearts that will remain to honor only Her…My Love and Prayers to Fran…Grazie…George and Amelia’s pride and joys Ryan and Her GrandDaughters Isabelle…Madison and Juliana…as well as Her entire Family…Rest In Paradise Sweet Lady…You may have departed this world but our love for you is eternal…

    Love You
    Dominick ‘Donnie’ Barbano

  7. Andrea Tanner on May 14, 2020 at 3:06 pm

    Dear Fran,
    I am so sorry for your sister’s passing. Amelia and you and your family are in my prayers. I’m sorry we are apart from school and I can’t give you hug right now. We are in God’s hands and heart right now. Love, your friend Andrea Tanner

  8. Maria Salatino on May 14, 2020 at 3:50 pm

    Mimi was a part of my life since I was a baby. She was more than our next door neighbor she was our family, a 2nd mom. I would walk down the hill with my mom and hang out with them. She would always be baking… at Christmas there wasn’t an inch of table that didn’t have Italian cookies on it. Me and Mimi were the two SHORT Italians of sky high rd… with the same shoe size… if there was a chorus recital or any time … Mimi would pull out HUNDREDS of shoes and let me barrow anything I needed. Her dog Jazzy was my Finnagin’s “ girlfriend”.. if we couldn’t find him we would head to Mimi’s and sure enough he was there with them… just hanging out. Mimi was such a wonderful woman I will be always loved and missed.

  9. Tim Smith on May 14, 2020 at 8:37 pm

    So sorry for your loss Fran. Roseann and I have you in our thoughts!

  10. Chris Staub on May 14, 2020 at 8:48 pm

    Fran, so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

  11. Patti Brush on May 15, 2020 at 7:57 am

    I’m so sorry for your loss. Amelia was awesome. She always made you laugh and smile. Prayers and thoughts are with you and your family.

    • Sherry Babcock Armstrong Komuda on May 15, 2020 at 11:55 am

      So very sorry to hear of Amelia s passing We worked together at verizon for many years. She was a pleasure to call a friend. I thought of her often after we retired. Prayers to Ryan and the family.

  12. PAT & JERRY on May 15, 2020 at 12:40 pm

    “WE MISS YOU AMELIA. There Will Never Be Another Like Amelia, The Mold Was Surly Broken On This One, Our Memories Are Truly Etched In Stone FOREVER”……….

  13. Debra Herman James on May 15, 2020 at 8:53 pm

    I spent a lot of time with your family growing up. So many
    fun times. Your sister would just give me a look and I knew
    I better stop whatever I was doing.
    I love you like a sister and I know you are hurting,. We have shared many important moments in our lives together. Good & bad. I am sorry I can’t be with you at this time. Believe me I would if I could.
    Amelia is at peace, and for that I am happy.
    I met Ryan maybe once or twice, he sounds like a wonderful son & nephew.
    Love is all around you, please embrace it because Amelia has just left the building but she is everywhere.
    Take care
    All our love
    Debbie & Bill

  14. Jody Rao on May 16, 2020 at 10:29 am

    So sorry to hear of Amelias’ passing. Sending healing hugs and tender kisses…

  15. Luann murphy on May 20, 2020 at 12:15 pm

    We will miss her so much!! She was a great customer of ours–who treated us like family!! Our hearts are broken!! Thinking of you George!! Xo.. we loved everything about this women!! Xo

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