Marlborough – Midge Pellegatti Zola, a resident of Marlborough since 1985, formerly of Sudbury, died Tuesday, June 5, 2012 at Oak Knoll nursing facility in Framingham following a period of declining health. She was 77 and the wife of Leon I. Zola.
Midge was raised in Medford and Ipswich, where she grew to love the North Shore so much that the standard vacation revolved around Good Harbor Beach in Gloucester for 30 years running. She attended The Mass College of Art and earned a degree from Endicott College, after which she entered the field of graphic arts.
She married Leon in 1959 and they settled and raised their family in Sudbury through 1985, after which they moved to Marlborough. She transitioned professionally to a career in real estate where she was a successful broker for many years.
Midge had a deep love for animals and kept a house full of pets including dogs and cats. She was a driving enthusiast and loved and owned only convertibles.
In addition to her husband, Leon, she leaves her son and his wife, William F. and Jennifer Zola of Newton; her son, Peter E. Zola of San Francisco; and her daughter, Joanne Zola and her wife, Samantha Kahn, of Brooklyn, NY. She also leaves her grandchildren, Caroline and Abigail Zola and Scarlett Rae Zola-Kahn.
Visitation will be Friday, June 8, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., at the Duckett-J.S.Waterman & Sons Home of Memorial Tribute, 656 Boston Post Road (Route 20), Sudbury. A prayer services will take place at 1 p.m. following visiting hours.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in Midge's name to the ASPCA.