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 Lucille Mary <I>Zito</I> Honz

Lucille Mary Zito Honz

Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska, USA
Death 10 Nov 2007 (aged 81)
California, USA
Burial San Diego, San Diego County, California, USA
Plot Mausoleum, Regina Coeli, Balcony, elevation 43, crypt 2E
Memorial ID 131658894 · View Source
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Lucille Mary Honz passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family on November 10, 2007, after a courageous battle with cancer. She was 81. Born on May 30, 1926 in Omaha, Nebraska to Sebastian and Silvia Zito, she was one of seven children. She married the love of her life, Cyril Joseph on June 26, 1949, and proceeded to have a family of seven children of her own, four boys and three girls. They relocated to San Diego in the summer of 1963. When the children were grown, Lucille went back to work in the Admissions office at Grossmont Junior College until she retired 15 years later. She loved her job, and had a passion for helping others. She also loved cooking for family and friends, sewing, ICF meetings, and babysitting grandchildren, all of which she enjoyed immensely in retirement. When Cyril passed away, she took over his position as an Adorer in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel. Lucille was diagnosed with stomach cancer in December 2000. Cyril was by her side and so incredibly supportive, until his untimely death in January 2003. Life was never the same without him. Unfortunately, the cancer returned this year, but she fought valiantly.

Lucille was a gracious lady and a genuine friend to everyone; always putting the needs of others before her own. People were drawn to her and quickly found her to be as beautiful inside as she was on the outside. She left a legacy of love, generosity, kindness, and rare compassion. Our lives are richer because of her.

Preceded in death by her beloved husband, Cyril, parents, and brother, Al.

She is survived by her children, Cyril (Sandy), Mike (Gloria), Steve (Gail), Linda, Cheryl (Mike), Mark (Michelle), Maryann (Vince), and 12 grandchildren. The family would like to extend a special thank you to the incredible team of angels at Sharp Hospice for being there for them every step of the way.

Published in U-T San Diego on Nov. 13, 2007

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  • Find A Grave Memorial 131658894
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Lucille Mary Zito Honz (30 May 1926–10 Nov 2007), Find A Grave Memorial no. 131658894, citing Holy Cross Cemetery, San Diego, San Diego County, California, USA ; Maintained by JC (contributor 46996543) .