Catherine R. “Katy” Zallanta Benedetto

June 01, 1919 ‒ April 02, 2005

Delaware, Ohio

Catherine R. “Katy” Zallanta Benedetto, age 85 of Delaware, died Saturday evening, April 2, 2005 at Grady Memorial Hospital after a brief illness.

She was born on June 1, 1919 in Columbus to the late Thomas and Edna (Ballinger) Poulos. Catherine was a homemaker and moved to the Delaware area in 1989 from Columbus. A member of St. Mary Church, Ostrander Seniors Citizens, Bellpoint Seniors Club, she also belonged to numerous card clubs and enjoyed playing euchre. A caretaker of friends, her cooking and baking brought her much joy. Her famous chicken soup nurtured many friends back to health.

Survived by Daughter: Sandra Buck and her husband Donald of Delaware, Son: Daniel Zallanta and his wife Joyce of Dublin, Grandchildren: Denise, Doug, David, Daniel, and Michael. Great-grandchildren: Jenica, Samantha, Joey, Alex, Joshua, Benjamin, Courtney, and Catherine.

Preceded in death by husband of 38 years Louis N. Zallanta in 1974 and Sister Helen Wucinich in 1997.

Friends may call Tuesday 5-8 pm, prayer services 6:30 pm at Devore-Snyder Funeral Home, 75 W. William St.(SR 36), Delaware. Mass of Christian Burial will be Wednesday 9:30 am at St. Mary Church, 82 E. William St., Delaware, Rev. David Sizemore Celebrant, interment Resurrection Cemetery, Lewis Center.

Memorial contributions to St. Mary Church.

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