Venere “Lara” Zappa, age 77, passed away on Monday, March 7, 2022 at Froedtert Pleasant Prairie Hospital, surrounded by her family.
Born in Rota Gerca, Italy on July 27, 1944, she was the daughter of the late Dorante and Modesta (Provenrao) Zappa.
Venere was employed as a Teacher’s Assistant for Gateway Adult Learning Center for over 30 years.
She was a member of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church.
Venere was born in Italy and came to the United States in 1958 with her family. She enjoyed going to the casino, was an avid Greenbay Packers fan; but most of all, she loved to travel especially to visit family in Italy.
Venere is survived by her siblings, Antoinette Spallato, Eselia Carnevale and Frances (James) Prevost; her brother-in-law, Frank Alia; her sister-in-law, Velia Zappa; her goddaughter, Andrea. She is furthered survived by many loving nieces and nephews and many great and great-great nieces and nephews; her best friends, Anna Sexton and Marisa Cima.
In addition to her parents, Venere was preceded in death by her brother, Dominic; her sister, Nina; her brothers-in-law, Phillip Spallato and Joseph Carnevale; her nephew, Frank Alia and her great nephews, Joshue Resch and Jason Richardson.