|Birth: ||Dec. 9, 1915|
|Death: ||Oct. 2, 2002|
PARENTS: Donato Calandra & Palmira diPanfilo
MARRIED: Clarence Edward Delzoppo, June 27, 1934
+ Clarence John Delzoppo, 1935-2004
+ Joanne Trampus, 1937
+ Lois Ann Delzoppo, 1940
+ Daniel Anthony Delzoppo, 1947
+ Sharon Paula Canzone, 1954
Nellie was born on Dec. 9, 1915 in Philadelphia and was the last of seven children -- she had sisters, Rollie, Frances, Mil and Onda and brothers Aligi who died as a baby in Italy and David known as Ollie. Her parents were Donato and Palmira (nee DiPanfilo) Calandra.
She became known as Mabel when she started school and her sisters told people her name was Mabel.
She was only 4 when her mother died in 1920 and went to live with her Aunt Mary Robey (along with Millie and Al) in Altoona, Pa until her father married Ermina Dipasquantonia in 1921.
The family moved to Cleveland in 1928 when she was 14 and she attended Collinwood High School.
Mabel was 19 when she married Clarence, known as Zip, DelZoppo on June 27, 1934 and had five children -- two sons and three daughters whom they raised in Cleveland. Her first child, Clarence was born in 1935 and Sharon, her last child, was born in 1954 when she was 39. Zip died on Feb. 16, 1979 at the age of 65. She and Zip married and divorced 3 times. Mabel was also married to Alex Buck.
Mabel was living with her daughter Lois when she passed away at home on Oct. 2, 2002 at the age of 87 from breast cancer which eventually spread to the rest of her body. She is buried at All Souls Cemetery with Clarence. She had 18 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.
OBITUARY, PLAIN DEALER, Sec. B, pg 6, 3 Oct 2002.
MABEL DelZOPPO BUCK (nee Calandra), age 86, of Cleveland. Beloved wife of the late Alexander Buck and Clarence "Zip" DelZoppo; loving mother of Clarence John "Puffy" (Elaine) DelZoppo, Joanne (Charles) Trampus, Lois DelZoppo, Daniel (Marquerite) DelZoppo and Sharon Canzone; devoted grandmother and great-grandmother of many; dear sister of Ornella (Richard) DiCicco, both deceased, Mildred (Victor deceased) Fulvi, Al (deceased) (Clare "Bootie") Calandra, Frances (deceased) Danny Cirino and Onda (Al) Eldred, both deceased.
Friends may call at Zele Funeral Home, 452 E. 152 St. on Friday 2-8 p.m. where services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, 2002. Interment All Souls Cemetery.
Donato Francesco Calandra (1877 - 1949)
Palmira Candelora Di Panfilo Calandra (1877 - 1920)
Clarence Edward Delzoppo (1914 - 1979)
Clarence John Delzoppo (1935 - 2004)*
Ornella Lucia Calandra Di Cicco (1908 - 1992)*
Mildred Rita Calendra Fulvi (1910 - 2005)*
David Aligi Calandra (1911 - 2001)*
Frances Virginia Calandra Cirino (1912 - 1983)*
Onda Lucy Calandra Iafelice (1914 - 2000)*
Mabel Nellie Calandra Delzoppo (1915 - 2002)
All Souls Cemetery
Plot: Sec. 32, Lot 490, Grave 1.
Created by: Jane Duesler Iafelice
Record added: Dec 18, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 102330495
Mary Blank Szekely
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