Obituary of Zoe Mary Rossetto

Source: Girdners Funeral Chapel

Zoe Rossetto passed away peacefully Saturday November 19, 2022 at Madrone Hospice in Yreka. She was born May 30th, 1926, in Hilt to Erminio and Angela Favero.

Zoe grew up in Siskiyou County and graduated from Yreka High School in 1944. After high school she left Hilt to go to beauty school in San Jose, where she attained her certification in cosmetology. After beauty school she and her friend moved to Pasadena to work at the Bullocks Department Store Beauty Salon where her clientele introduced her to what would become a life long love of the opera.

After Pasadena she moved to San Francisco to work for her aunt who was opening a salon. It was then that the son of life long family friends asked her if she wanted to go to a baseball game. Six months after that day, on November 11, 1951, Zoe married Virgil Rossetto, the love of her life. They chose to settle and make Weed their home. Zoe went to work in the Weed Mercantile Beauty Salon until 1954, when she and Virgil went into business with friends Vernon and Emma Bales. Together they bought the Savoy Hotel in Weed. In 1969 Virgil and Zoe sold their portion of the Hotel and she went to work for the Weed Police Department as a Clerk Dispatcher. During her time with the police department she was also very active with the local United Way until she retired in 1988.

Faith was a very important part of Zoe’s life. She was an active member of the Holy Family Catholic Church Altar Society (now the Holy Family Women’s Society) where she served as president for several years and served as chair of the Bereavement Committee. She was also an active part of the Winema Cemetery Association.

Zoe is preceded in death by her parents Erminio and Angela Favero, brothers John and Dominic Favero, son Dale and husband Virgil. She is survived by her daughter Paula Rossetto of Weed, daughter-in-law Mikie Mulvihill (Tom) of Weed, granddaughter Meagan Smith (Tony) of Roseville, grandson Eric Seyranian-Rossetto (Rob) of Phoenix AZ, great-grandsons Benjamin, Lucas and Samuel Smith, and many nieces and nephews.

A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held at the Holy Family Catholic Church in Weed on February 18th, 2023 at 11:00 am.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to: Winema Cemetery Association c/o Shirley Dutt 792 Stringtown Avenue, Weed, CA 96094 or Mercy Hospice Mount Shasta, 914 Pine, St. Mount Shasta, CA 96067.

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