Bazil "Bob"'s Story
Bazil R. “Bob” Zingali, 87, of Bradford, died peacefully on Sunday, July 2, 2017, at Holy Family Hospital at Merrimack Valley surrounded by his loving family.
He was born in Lawrence, December 13, 1929, son of the late Frank and Lena (Strano) Zingali.
During the Korean War, he served as a First Class Petty Officer in the United States Navy where he earned a National Defense Service Medal, China Service Medal, Korean Service Medal, and Good Conduct Medal.
A graduated of MIT, Bob was employed as an engineer at the former Western Electric, where he was one of the first to earn their Engineering Excellence Award. He was a member of the MVFCU Board of Directors for 36 years.
A longtime member of St. John the Baptist Parish, Haverhill, Bob enjoyed spending his summers at Salisbury Beach, playing cards, and spending time with his family. He did not have a Facebook account.
His survivors include his wife of 55 years, Maryanne (Cortese) Zingali of Bradford; two daughters, Debra M. Ryan of Haverhill and her companion, Robert LaPierre, Robin Lane of Nashua, N.H.; a sister, Eileen Rivella of North Andover; two grandsons, Matthew Ryan and Christopher Ryan; two great-grandchildren, Lidiya Ryan and Jacoby Ryan; as well as several nieces and nephews. He also enjoyed a close relationship with his two sons-in-law, Jack Ryan of Haverhill and John Lane of Nashua, N.H.
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend his calling hours on Thursday, July 6, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the H.L. Farmer & Sons Funeral Home, 106 Summer St., Haverhill. His funeral will be Friday morning, July 7, beginning at 10 a.m. at the funeral home, followed by a Funeral Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. in St. John the Baptist Church, Lincoln Avenue, Haverhill. Burial will be in St. Patrick Cemetery, Haverhill. To share a memory or for more information, please visit www.farmerfuneralhomes.com.
Published on  July 5, 2017