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Janet C. Zapf

September 12, 2022

Janet C. ZapfJanet C. Zapf, 88, passed away at her home in Watertown Monday afternoon, September 12, 2022.

Janet was born in Watertown September 19, 1933, daughter of John P. and Irene Foote FitzGerald. She was a 1951 graduate of Immaculate Heart Academy and attended Cazenovia College. On August 8, 1953 she married Walter J. Zapf, Jr. at Holy Family Church with Msgr. Albert J. Farrell officiating. Mr. Zapf died December 17, 2010.

She was a customer service representative for Chase and Community Banks. Janet also worked in the rectory at Holy Family Church. She was a former communicant of Holy Family Church, current communicant at St. Anthony's Church, and attended daily mass at any of the churches or the Precious Blood Monastery. She was a former member of the Altar Rosary Society at Holy Family Church, and supported both the Precious Blood Monastery and the Sisters of St. Joseph. Janet enjoyed knitting and sports, especially the Fighting Irish of Notre Dame.

She is survived by her three daughters, Vicky Zapf Stefanik, Kingston, NY, Elizabeth A. Hohl and husband T. K., Dripping Springs, TX, and Suzanne Z. Guyton and husband David, Lockport; son CDR Walter J. Zapf III and wife Michelle, Kingsland, GA; ten grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren; brother John P. Fitzgerald, Jr. and wife Maryellen, Savannah, GA; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Along with her parents and husband, Janet was predeceased by two brothers, John Paul, in infancy, and Richard E. FitzGerald.

A funeral mass will be held in 2023 at St. Anthony's Church at a time and date to be announced. Arrangements are entrusted with Cumming Funeral Service, Inc., Watertown and online condolences to her family may be posted at www.cummingsfuneral.com. In lieu of flowers donations in Janet's name may be made to the Precious Blood Monastery, 400 Pratt St., Watertown, NY 13601.


#6 Donna Leana 2022-09-17 16:14
I am so sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. I worked with Janet at the bank for many years. She was a wonderful person and a great teacher I learned a lot from her. She will be missed. Rest in Pease Janet. Fly on the wings of Angels.
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#5 Judy Breuer 2022-09-16 16:20
Sue & Family,
Sending Love, Hugs & Prayers to all; at this difficult time & in the future. Cherish the memories & experiences shared as she will always to be with you.
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#4 Karen Emerson 2022-09-16 08:49
Beth and family so sorry too hear about your mom.
Karen and Mark Emerson
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#3 Midge Fraser 2022-09-15 10:33
Dear family, Jim and I are very sorry to hear of your Moms passing. She was a dear friend. We had a mutual friendship with Fr. George Maroun. He was so kind to your Mom. We were both devastated with his passing. I’m sure she is with her loving Savior. I often saw her at Mass. She was such a beautiful lady! We will certainly miss her and her beautiful faith and smile.
Love and prayers Midge and Jim Fraser.
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#2 Karin Cronk 2022-09-14 08:14
So very sorry to hear about Janet, such a great lady.
My thoughts are with the Zapf family.
Sincerest condolences to all of you.
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#1 Jean Goodfriend 2022-09-13 19:05
Awful sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this difficult time. Hugs to all.
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