Carmelo Zito

Obituary of Carmelo Zito

Carmelo (Carmine) Zito died suddenly Monday, August 30, 2021 at 82 years old. A lifelong New York City resident, he was born in Brooklyn on September 19, 1938.

He married his beloved wife, Antoinette (Toni) in April of 1963 and they had three daughters Nancy, Annette and Vincenza. He loved them and all his family and friends, always generous and ready to help everyone.

His passion for food was his business and hobby. He was always cooking or talking about what he wanted to cook or telling you how to cook it … better. His warehouse lunches will always be legendary.

Always ready to regale you with his or others’ exploits, he was a captivating storyteller.

He will be sorely missed by all who knew him.

Since Carmine just had to feed everyone always, we suggest that in lieu of flowers you send a donation in his name to No Kid Hungry (


Viewing will be held on Friday, September 3, 2021 from 2:00 - 9:00 P.M. in Farenga Bros. Funeral Home, 920 Allerton Avenue, Bronx, NY 10469

Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, September 4, 2021 at 10:00 A.M. in St. Francis Xavier Church

Cremation to follow.



2:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday, September 3, 2021
Farenga Brothers Inc. Funeral Home
920 Allerton Ave
Bronx, New York, United States
(718) 654-0500

Funeral Mass

10:00 am
Saturday, September 4, 2021
St. Frances Xavier
1703 Lurting Ave
Bronx, New York, United States
(718) 892-3330
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