Antoinette "Anne" Marie (Camerota) Genzale

Feb 28, 1923 – May 19, 2014

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Antoinette Marie  (Camerota) GENZALE


Age 91, passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by her family on May 19th.  She was born in Atena Lucana, Italy on February 28th 1923.  She settled in Seattle’s Rainer Valley (garlic gulch), attended Coleman Elementary School and Franklin High School where she met and fell in love with the love of her life Antonio (Tony) Genzale. They were married on Valentine’s Day, 1942 and settled in the Burien area where she has resided till her passing.

Anne is preceded in death by her husband Tony, daughter Diane Cunningham, son Anthony and Grandson Anthony William, Sister Louise (Camerota) Rice. She has two surviving children Frank (Sue) and Roxann Genzale (Johnny); 9 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, Brother John Camerota Jr., daughter-in-law Suzy Genzale, numerous nieces and nephews and “Max”.  She enjoyed bowling, traveling, cooking and spending time with her family and friends at her cabin on Lake Wooten. She played cards every Saturday night for over 40 years with the “poker gang” and was a lifetime member of Sons of Italy Lodge and St. Francis of Assisi Parrish. Mom was the heart of our family and her courage and determination will always be remembered.  She touched many lives and will be dearly missed by all. 

Rosary will be held at St. Francis of Assisi on June 2nd at 7:00 P.M. and Mass of Christian Burial also at St. Francis on June 3rd at 10:30 A.M.  Donations may be made to Highline Relay for Life “Team Carmen for a Cure” or Highline Medic One. 

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Howard Bono
Arlington, WA
Jun 3, 2014

My sincerest condolences for the entire Genzale family and the surrounding community. I will always remember how kind and how funny Anne was. It was in my younger (much younger) years that I was around her but it will stay with me forever. You made a difference Anne.

Lil Isernio
Burien, Wn
Jun 2, 2014

Ann,you were blessed through the years with family, friends and being so active. Now it's time the Lord has brought you home to do all of those wonderful things in heaven with him and be with family, you have loss and missed through the years.Look down on your family here, and comfort them to know you are in feeling good again and happy.Those years of when I was younger, taking mama over to Angelina's are memories of going over to the farm, and you being there at times.,are as clear as the day I was there. Rest in Peace, Ann. May your light shine upon all of the people who have loved and shared time with glow upon them for eternity/

Teresa DeSimone
Burien, Wa
Jun 1, 2014

Dear Sweet Annie, Thanks for being my friend for over 40 some years..a loyal customer, a confidant (when I need someone to talk to) for all the great recipes we gave to each other...My customers will surely miss you...There will always be a special place in my heart for the memories we shared..Goodbye my dear Annie Rest in Peace

Pietro & Sally Durante
Renton, Wa
Jun 1, 2014

To the Genzale family, Sorry for your loss she was such a neat lady. Church won't be the same without Annie, but heaven just gained another angel. Rest in Peace dear lady and thank you for being our friend.....CIAO BELLA

Janet Cannella
Sea Tac, Wa
Jun 1, 2014

Same as above. Also one of her joys was cooking authentic Italian foods from experience: Asparagus Frittas, mozsarella cheese sliced tomatoes on fresh basil topped with EVOO, her lasagne making parties, brochure and prosciutto, fresh figs, raspberries, oregano, parsley from the garden wich filled her kitchen with wonderful aromas!!! Her pizzelles cooked light and beautiful and she happily served to all of us. I am blessed to have had many experiences with Anne the memories will live in our heart forever.

Marian (Mrs Dominic) Di Pietro
Federal Way, Wn
Jun 1, 2014

My thoughts and prayers are with you all. I remember Annie as such a warm and loving lady who always had a kind word for me whenever we both attended a social gathering. The door to Heaven surely opened wide when she knocked

Louise Mennella
Seattle, Wa
Jun 1, 2014

She was my confirmation godmother and my family. She was always very good to me and I loved her. Rest in peace dear, Annie.

Shirley Leaf
Olympia, WA
May 31, 2014

Bowled with Annie for many years - didn't realize she "so much older"... 91yrs vs 88 yrs! Lots of laughter and fun. God bless.

Lisa Gudmundson
renton, wa
May 29, 2014

I will miss seeing Annie at church on Sundays. She always had a smile on her face. RIP in dear Annie.

Karen Bonner
Parker, CO
May 29, 2014

I also grew up next to the Genzale family in Burien; Roxann was my younger sister's BFF. The entire Genzale family were the kind of neighbors that everyone wishes they had--their entire family were great. Anne endured great deal of personal pain and trauma in her life but she experienced even more joy especially with her family and friends she treated like family. Our family extends to the entire Genzale family our deepest condolences. We hope you feel comfort knowing that others will continue to remember your Mom fondly years after last seeing her.

Regina and Stan Barker
Bellevue, Wa
May 29, 2014

Making waffles for anyone else but Annie is not right. I am so thankful to have spent so many great times together with Folgers in our cups watching The Price Is Right, Judge Judy or a Golden Girls marathon at the lake. You will be missed beyond any words can express. Ti amo!

Kent and Yvonne Gingrich
Auburn, Wa
May 29, 2014

We will miss you were glad that you were part of our lives. We hope your trip to heaven was a wonderful one.

Cindy and Dan Stanaway
Kent, WA
May 28, 2014

Annie was one of the kindest, most genuine people we knew. We we fortunate enough to have known her! Thank you Annie for allowing us to be a small part of your life, you will be surely missed!

Peggy (Winter) Lindsay
Tacoma, Wa
May 28, 2014

To all the Genzale family. I lived next door to Ann and Tony as a young girl, on 12th Ave. South. My home was across the street from grandma and grandpa Genzale. It was my first view of the Italian side of life. Very kind people to me, an only child with red hair and freckels. Pasta and wine and lots of laughter are my memories of a busy family . Heaven's gain

Earth's loss. Peggy

Dena Camerota-Reindel
Seattle, WA
May 27, 2014

RIP dear Auntie Anne, you were truly loved and will be missed. Watch over us and tell my Sis we miss her too.

To my cousins, our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this time of mourning. May you find comfort knowing her life was well lived!

Tim DiBiase
Renton, WA
May 25, 2014

Our deepest sympathy to the Genzale family.

Tim & Di

Danette Haisch
Renton, WA
May 23, 2014

I love you Grammy!

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