Ada E. (Taylor) Zoccoli, 91 of Bristol, passed away surrounded by her family on Saturday, Aug. 13, 2022 at the Pines in Bristol. She was the wife of the late James V. Zoccoli, Sr., who predeceased her in 1988 after 40 years of marriage.
Born in Yonkers, NY on Feb. 2, 1931, Ada was the youngest of three daughters to the late Joseph and Ida (Buffalo) Taylor. Raised and educated in New Britain, she retired from Stanley Works after 26 years of hard work and dedication, where she made many dear friends who were like family to her. After raising their four children, she and James settled in Bristol and were longtime communicants of St. Matthew Church.
Ada was a loving mother and Nonni who enjoyed life's simple pleasures; dining out, cheering on the Boston Red Sox, playing cards, BINGO and taking trips to the casino. Above all, she looked forward to each Sunday under the apple tree at her son Jimmy's, where she was surrounded by those dearest to her. She will be missed dearly and remembered fondly for her strong will, independence and love for her family.
She is survived by her children, Rose Zoccoli, Nancy Perry, James V. Zoccoli, Jr., and John Zoccoli and his wife, Janet; her grandchildren, Michelle LaRose, Andrea Crowley, Jodi VanNostrand and her husband William, Jennifer Barrett and her husband Greg, and Kim Keegan and her husband Paul; nine great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her sisters, Catherine Palmisano and Barbara Unghire, and her son-in-law, Blaine Perry. Ada's family extends their gratitude to her nurses at the Pines, Sally, Kim, and the recreations director Donna, for the exceptional care and compassion shown by all of them during her four-year residency.
Funeral services in celebration of Ada's life will be held on Thursday at 9 a.m. from Plainville Funeral Home, 81 Broad St, Plainville, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at St. Matthew Church, 120 Church Ave. Forestville. Committal will follow at St. Mary Cemetery, New Britain. Family and friends may gather at the funeral home on Wednesday evening (tonight) from 6-8 p.m. For online expressions of sympathy, please visit Ada's tribute page at www.PlainvilleFuneralHome.com .